Frederic Vasseur to replace Mattia Binotto, it’s official

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Frederic Vasseur’s words

A few minutes after Alfa Romeo’s statement, Ferrari’s also arrived, announcing that Fred Vasseur will join the team on January 9 as Team Principal and General Manager.

“Vasseur,” it reads, “has more than 25 years of experience in motor racing, starting in junior formulas and over the past decade in Formula 1. During this time, he has also been widely recognized for his success in promoting talented drivers, winning the GP2 series in both 2005 (Nico Rosberg) and 2006 (Lewis Hamilton). Vasseur most recently served as CEO and Team Principal of Sauber Motorsport (currently Alfa Romeo F1 Team), which he has held since 2017. Previously, in 2016, he was Team Principal of the Renault F1 Team.”

Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna commented on the appointment, “We are delighted to welcome Fred Vasseur to Ferrari as our Team Principal. Throughout his career, he has successfully combined his technical strengths from his experience as an engineer with a consistent ability to stimulate the best in his drivers and teams. This approach and his leadership are what we need to grow Ferrari with renewed energy.”

“I am very happy and honored to assume the leadership of Scuderia Ferrari as Team Principal. For me, a lifelong motorsport enthusiast, Ferrari has always represented the pinnacle of the racing world. I look forward to working with the talented and passionate team in Maranello to honor the Scuderia’s history and legacy and to achieve results for our fans around the world,” Vasseur’s first words.

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