Ferrari has dissolved the reserve on the replacement of Mattia Binotto: a man of the track arrives, with great experience.
The heir of Matthias Binotto driving the Scuderia Ferrari of Formula 1 finally has a face, name and surname.
The Maranello company, in an attempt to relaunch its 2023 world championship ambitions, has chosen a man with enormous experience on the track, who has already worked with Leclerc in the past and which will aim to bring Ferrari to fight for the championship at least until the last race.
This is the most talked about name in these weeks following the first leaked and then confirmed resignation of Mattia Binotto: it is Fred Vasseurwho will become a full member of Scuderia Ferrari starting from 9 January as Team Principal and General Manager.
Who is Frederic Vasseur, the replacement of Mattia Binotto in Ferrari
As anticipated, Vasseur is a man of very high experience in the field of racing with more than 25 years in this sectorstarting from the minor formulas up to Formula 1 in the last decade.
During this period, Ferrari recalls via the press release published on the official website, Vasseur was widely recognized as a promoter of great talent, signaling drivers of the caliber of Nico Rosberg And Lewis Hamiltonwinners of the GP2 series in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Most recently, Vasseur served as CEO and Team Principal of Sauber Motorsportcurrently known as Alfa Romeo F1 Team, since 2017. Previously, he held the position of team principal of the Renault F1 team in 2016.
Benedetto Vigna, CEO of Ferrari, commented on the appointment as follows: “We are delighted to welcome Fred Vasseur to Ferrari as our Team Principal. Throughout his career he has successfully combined his technical strengths as a trained engineer with an ongoing ability to bring out the best in its riders and teams. This approach and his leadership are what we need to propel Ferrari forward with renewed energy“.
And at this point the comment by Vasseur himself, the new Ferrari Team Principal from 9 January 2023, could not be missing: “I’m really happy and honored to take over the leadership of Scuderia Ferrari as Team Principal. As someone who has always had a lifelong passion for motorsport, Ferrari has always represented the pinnacle of the racing world for me. I look forward to working with the talented and passionate Maranello team to honor the Scuderia’s history and heritage and advance our Fans around the world.“.
In 2023, Ferrari will confirm the driver duo formed by Charles Leclerc And Carlos Sainz. The goal is to continue the excellent start to this year’s season, trying to fight to the last corner with Red Bull and Mercedes for the conquest of a world Drivers’ championship that has been missing since 2007.