Mattia Binotto held a leadership position in a team was much loved. Despite his achievements the team faltered, and he left. 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.
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 Is Mattia Binotto Leaving Ferrari?
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 Prix||Winner||Winning Car||Ferrari Points Per Race|
|Saudi Arabia||Max Verstappen||34|
|Emilia Romagna||Max Verstappen||20|
|Great Britain||Carlos Sainz||37|
|United States||Max Verstappen||15|
|Abu Dhabi||Max Verstappen||30|
Sadly, Ferrari loses a brilliant engineer and friend. We wish Mattia Binotto success in the future.
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