Mattia Binotto is a real Ferrari veteran: the Swiss once worked with Michael Schumacher, since 1995 he has worked for the traditional Formula 1 racing team. Now the paths are apparently parting, Italian media reports unanimously.
According to consistent media reports, Ferrari separates from Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto. "Gazzetta dello Sport", "Corriere della Sera" and Sky Sports in Italy reported on the upcoming farewell to the 53-year-old. When asked, Ferrari pointed out that it would not comment on speculation.
Binotto's successor is said to be Frederic Vasseur. The Frenchman has been team boss at Sauber, which was later renamed Alfa Romeo, since 2017. The racing team works closely with Ferrari. Binotto joined Scuderia in 1995 and served as engine engineer for Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari era. The Swiss later rose to become technical director before replacing Maurizio Arrivabene as team boss in early 2019 after a power struggle.
Ferrari last won the drivers' title in 2007 with Kimi Raikkonen, and the last time the constructors' championship was in 2008. Even the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was not able to lead the Scuderia all the way to the top in his time from 2015 to 2020. In the past season, Charles Leclerc finished second in the World Championship behind Max Verstappen in the Red Bull. After three races, Monegasse was even 46 points ahead of the Dutchman. Driving mistakes, strategy failures and technical problems cost an even better result afterwards.