Mattia Binotto has been in charge of the Gestione Sportiva of Ferrari and in that position he also acts as team principal of the Formula 1 team. He then took over from Maurizio Arrivabene. Under Binotto’s leadership, Ferrari managed to win three more races in 2019, but 2020 turned out to be a particularly difficult year after the secret engine settlement with the FIA. In 2021 the recovery was already started with four podiums for Carlos Sainz Jr. and one for Charles Leclerc, who also took pole position twice.
It is enough for Binotto to rejoin Ferrari as team principal in 2022. In a press release, the Italian sports car manufacturer announced that the organizational structure is going to be overhauled again, but nothing will change in the staffing level at the sports department of the brand. This means that Binotto – who has held various positions at the Scuderia since 1995 – will continue to lead and thus also remain the team principal of the Formula 1 team, which has been waiting for a constructors’ title since 2008 and for a championship at the Scuderia since 2007. the drivers.
On other fronts within Ferrari, the organizational structure is being overhauled. To this end, CEO Benedetto Vigna has chosen to preserve the brand exclusivity and the DNA of racing, achieve climate neutrality by 2030, promote innovation, optimize processes and expand cooperation – both internally and with partners. Gianmaria Fulgenzi is promoted to Chief Product Development Officer, while Ernesto Lasalandra is hired as Head of Research and Development. Silvia Gabrielli is appointed Chief Digital & Data Officer, David Abate is promoted to Chief Technologies & Infrastructure Officer and Angelo Pesci is appointed Chief Purchasing & Quality Officer. These new functions will report directly to Vigna. New names have also been appointed as Chief Manufacturing Officer, Chief Internal Audit Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.