Stefano Domenicali, CEO of the Formulation One group, spoke about his time with Ferrari whereas discussing Mattia Binotto’s departure from the group. The Italian was the group principal of Ferrari from 2008 to 2014.
Domenicali believes that ending second (referring to this yr’s efficiency) with a group just like the Scuderia will not be adequate, given the potential they possess. He instructed Sky Sports activities F1:
“In fact when you find yourself second in Ferrari, it’s one thing that isn’t sufficient.”
The 57-year-old additionally sympathized with Mattia Binotto, Ferrari’s departing group principal. He said that Binotto wants to remain targeted and wished him properly for the longer term.
“I used to be in the identical place a few years in the past, and I need [Binotto] to remain targeted and imagine in himself. I do not need to get into the dynamic of the group, however for certain, I need to want him the most effective for the longer term.”
Mattia Binotto introduced his retirement from Ferrari in November, the place he had been for the previous 28 years in several roles. He has served because the group principal since 2019, however there have been at all times doubts raised about his capacity to guide the group, which intensified after the 2022 season.
The Scuderia had the quickest automotive on the grid this season they usually dominated the early races.
Nonetheless, the group couldn’t capitalize on that benefit whereas competing with Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen. Plenty of strategic and reliability errors meant the group suffered lots throughout races, finally shedding out on the championship that would have been their first since 2008.
New Ferrari group principal anticipated to convey a change within the group’s efficiency
Quite a lot of shuffling happened within the administration roles of a number of F1 groups after Binotto introduced his resignation from Ferrari. Fred Vasseur, the previous group principal of Alfa Romeo, will exchange Binotto on the Scuderia.
Jost Capito resigned from Williams, and his alternative is but to be introduced. Andrew Seidl left McLaren to hitch the Sauber Group (Alfa Romeo) after Vasseur’s departure.
Vasseur is among the most profitable group leaders within the historical past of Formulation 1, and the group ought to profit from his management in mounting a title problem.
Nonetheless, Binotto’s absence will likely be felt within the engine group, a job which he suited completely.