Formula 1: Ferrari announces release of Mattia Binotto
Scuderia Ferrari announces the broadcast of its team principal, Mattia Binotto. The tifosi were numerous to demand this change after several episodes of frustration and a complicated end to the season. Next year, Charles Leclerc could find a man he knows very well: the French Fred Vasseur.
Big change at the head of Scuderia Ferrari after a Formula 1 season marked by many prices in terms of strategy. The man who crystallized the discontent of the fans returns his apron. Indeed, M.attia Binotto will step down as leader at the head of the Italian team on December 31st. Ferrari announced this morning to have accepted its distribution. The prancing horse specifies that the identity of his successor will be known at the beginning of 2023.
JUST IN: Mattia Binotto to step down as Ferrari team principal at the end of 2022#F1 pic.twitter.com/wVzdS12IcG
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Frédéric Vasseur in 2023?
In the paddocks and in the specialized press, the name of Frédéric Vasseur has been coming back for several weeks. Former co-director of Renault and leader of Alpha Romeo since 2017 (Sauber at the time), the French engineer displays highly sought-after qualities, according to Eurosport. VSKnown for his sense of organization and his passion for mechanics, he distinguished himself before entering F1. Fred Vasseur sparked in 1996 with the ASM team in Formula 3 and then in 2004 with ART Grand Prix. Founded in association with Nicolas Todt, this team has won the GP2 Series championships on several occasions. Especially with a certain Lewis Hamilton in 2006.
To avoid spoiling anything, Fred Vasseur is also one of those who bet very early on Charles Leclerc. Within ART Grand Prix, he propelled the Monegasque to the world title in the GP3 Series in 2016. The two men therefore know each other very well and their reunion within Ferrari could make sparks.
Despite Charles Leclerc’s world vice-champion title and Ferrari’s number 2 spot behind Red Bull, the tifosi ended the year with a feeling of great waste. The departure of Mattia Binotto should therefore make it possible to introduce a new dynamic at Maranello and on the circuits. Like Prancing Horse General Manager Benedetto VignaScuderia fans dream of only one thing: to return to the heights of Formula 1.