Frederic Vasseur in Ferrari: his former driver goes down flat

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Important words, from a pilot who knows his skills as a manager very well.

Frederic Vasseur will be team principal of Ferrari starting in 2023, but the announcement of his hire was met with mixed opinions. Among those who wanted to personally vouch for the former Alfa Romeo boss, however, is a driver who has known him very well in the minor leagues: Romain Grosjean.

The Geneva-born driver, now committed to Lamborghini, has raced in Formula 1 for Renault, Lotus, and Haas, but in his F3 and GP2 Asia days he raced and won with Vasseur himself on the race wall. “Ferrari represents a huge challenge for anyone, he can do it though,” Grosjean told the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’.

There is no shortage of analysis on the privileged relationship between Vasseur himself and Charles Leclerc, who precisely with his next team principal debuted in Formula 1 in 2018, back in the Alfa Romeo days. “The two of them are friends, and certainly this will help create a good climate in the team. But Vasseur also knows Sainz well. And in 2022 the car was good, the problems were on management. So in Maranello they can fight for the title in 2023,” is Grosjean’s prediction.

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