After over a week of speculation and anticipation, news has finally broke that Mattia Binotto has now resigned from his role as Team Principle of Scuderia Ferrari.
This news comes as the Marinello Based team finished 2nd in the Constructors Championship after what seemed to be a strong start to the 2022 season. There were reliability issues but what seemed to hamper them was the race strategy this year where they lost out on a lot of points for both Drivers and the Team.
Matiia Binotto said :
"With the regret that this entails, I have decided to conclude my collaboration with Ferrari,"
"I am leaving a company that I love, which I have been part of for 28 years, with the serenity that comes from the conviction that I have made every effort to achieve the objectives set.
"I leave a united and growing team. A strong team, ready, I'm sure, to achieve the highest goals, to which I wish all the best for the future. I think it is right to take this step at this time as hard as this decision has been for me.
"I would like to thank all the people at the Gestione Sportiva who have shared this journey with me, made up of difficulties but also of great satisfaction."
CEO Benedetto Vigna
"I would like to thank Mattia for his many great contributions over 28 years with Ferrari and particularly for leading the team back to a position of competitiveness during this past year," he said.
"As a result, we are in a strong position to renew our challenge, above all for our amazing fans around the world, to win the ultimate prize in motorsport. Everyone here at the Scuderia and in the wider Ferrari community wishes Mattia well for the future."
Long gone were the days where Ferrari replaced the Team Principle in a quick fire mode. It looks like it had helped the team get a stronger foundation and with the new regulations set, they were on for a fantastic year.
Scuderia Ferrari are hoping to announce Mattia's replacement in the new year. Will Alfa Romeo's Fred Vasseur be in contention for the Job? Speculation as also started to grow that even "Retiring" F1 Boss and previous Technical Director of Ferrari, in the Schumacher era, could also be tipped for the Job.
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