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Ferrari Says Goodbye To Mattia Binotto

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Ferrari Says Goodbye To Mattia Binotto

Formula One is a brutal sport, and while a person holding a leadership position in a team may be much loved, if the performance is not matched, there will come the point when they unceremoniously leave. Today Ferrari Says Goodbye To Mattia Binotto.

Ferrari says goodbye to Mattia Binotto after a 2022 season that offered so much hope and seemed to be the first in which an ascendent Ferrari would finally compete at the top level. Despite achieving 12 pole positions, the team only managed 4 wins and an embarrassing 9 DNFs.

The account had to be paid; tragically, the buck stopped with Mattia. He will leave his position as team principal on 31 December 2022.

Ferrari Finally Says Goodbye To Mattia Binotto

There have been rumors swirling around the paddock for months claiming that Matua Binotto would be sacked. Finally, on 29 November, we understand that he resigned effective 31 December.

Who Is Mattia Binotto?

Mattia was born in Lausanne on 3 November 1969, making him 54 at the time of writing.

He enrolled at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1994 and earned a degree in mechanical engineering.

Mattia Binotto Looking pensive
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Subsequently, he earned a master’s degree in motor vehicle engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Matti joined Scuderia Ferrari in 1995, rising to chief technical officer in July 2016, when he replaced replacing James Allison, who is now at Mercedes.

In 2021 he replaced Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal.

He is credited with driving the change at Ferrari, bringing the team up from middleweight to the 2022 standard, where they have come second in the F1 championships.

Why Does Ferrari Says Goodbye To Mattia Binotto?

Under Mattia Binotto’s leadership, the Ferrari F1 team has gone from an “also ran” F1 team to a series leader in which they were in contention against Red Bull at one point in the season.

Despite having the fastest car at the beginning of the season, the team has been plagued by reliability, bad strategy, and pit lane mistakes which eventually became an embarrassment.

The 2022 results of the Ferrari F1 team under  Mattia Binotto are listed below.

Grand PrixWinnerWinning CarFerrari Points Per Race
BahrainCharles Leclercferrari-2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up44
Saudi ArabiaMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up34
AustraliaCharles Leclercferrari-2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up26
Emilia RomagnaMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up20
MiamiMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up33
SpainMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up12
MonacoSergio PerezRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up30
AzerbaijanMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up0
CanadaMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up29
Great BritainCarlos Sainzferrari-2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up37
AustriaCharles Leclercferrari-2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up38
FranceMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up11
HungaryMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up20
BelgiumMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up23
NetherlandsMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up19
ItalyMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up30
SingaporeSergio PerezRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up33
JapanMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up15
United StatesMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up15
MexicoMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up18
BrazilGeorge RussellMercedes-2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up37
Abu DhabiMax VerstappenRed-bull-racing-f1-logo--2023-F1-Driver-Line-Up30

Conclusion

Sadly, Ferrari loses a brilliant engineer and friend. We wish Mattia Binotto success in the future.

References

2023 F1 Driver Line Up (f1worldwide.com)

2023 F1 Calendar (f1worldwide.com)

https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2022/team/ferrari.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattia_Binotto

 

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