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Mattia Binotto leaves Ferrari Formula 1 Team

Written by Daniel Andzhurov – December 01, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

What has been rumored for several weeks is now official: Ferrari has confirmed that it will part ways with team boss Mattia Binotto at the end of the year. "Ferrari has accepted the resignation of Mattia Binotto," the Italian sports car maker said in a statement. "He will not be a director of the Ferrari team as of December 31, 2022."

It is not yet clear who will be the successor at the Italian Scuderia. "The hiring process of a new Ferrari team boss has been launched," the company said. "We expect to complete it next year."

Recently, the name of Alfa Romeo’s team boss Frédéric Vasseur has been repeatedly floated as a possible candidate in the Italian media. According to unofficial information, McLaren’s team principal Andreas Seidl and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner were invited for the position, but both declined. Rumors of delaying the retirement of Formula 1 sporting director Ross Brawn, who will also retire from Formula 1 at the end of the year, appear unrealistic.

Auto Trendy’s take:

No Ferrari driver has won the world championship since 2007. Under the leadership of Stefano Domenicali, Ferrari won its last constructors' title back in 2008. However, 2022 has been a good year for Scuderia Ferrari, winning 2nd places at both drivers’ and constructors’ championships, potentially marking the beginning of an upward trend in their performance. Now, no pressure, but the new Team Principal will be the main key to either breaking or extending that trend. We will keep you informed on how this rolls out.

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