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Mattia Binotto resigns: Ferrari top man steps down

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In rather expected news, Ferrari team principal Mattian Binotto resigned from the side on Tuesday.

After weeks of speculation, Mattia Binotto has stepped down from his role as the Ferrari F1 team principal.

Binotto joined the company back in 1995 as an engine engineer. He took his current role as team principal in 2019 for the first time.

After enduring a couple of tough years in 2020 and 2021, Ferrari again struck back in 2022, and this time with a more competitive car with brand-new regulations. The 2022 season started with a bang for the Scuderia. However, the team and Charles Leclerc faded away quickly compared to rivals Max Verstappen and red bull.

This downfall was rather blamed on the team management by most of the critics and F1 fans. It was somewhat reasonable given the strategic blunders Ferrari committed over the course of the season. Pressure was mounted on Mattia Binotto throughout the season.

Binotto bids an emotional farewell

Binotto has worked with Ferrari for 28 years. The top-class engineer has undoubtedly provided a lot of crucial contributions to the team. It was an emotional goodbye for the Ferrari man:

“With the regret that this entails, I have decided to conclude my collaboration with Ferrari,”

said Binotto.

“I am leaving a company that I love, which I have been part of for 28 years. With the serenity that comes from the conviction that I have made every effort to achieve the objectives set.

“I leave a united and growing team. A strong team, ready, I’m sure, to achieve the highest goals, to which I wish all the best for the future. I think it is right to take this step at this time as hard as this decision has been for me.

“I would like to thank all the people at the Gestione Sportiva who have shared this journey with me, made up of difficulties but also of great satisfaction.”

Although it is a voluntarily given resignation, it is still believed the bad year even after having a competitive car put a lot of pressure on Binotto who ultimately resigned.

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