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Ferrari F1 to get new team principal; Maurizio out

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In October 2018, we had reported that Maurizio Arrivabene, team principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team, could move to the Juventus Football Club. Now, according to a media report, he is being replaced by Mattia Binotto, who is currently serving as the team’s technical chief.

The move to replace Arrivabene comes after the team’s failure to secure a Constructor’s championship despite having a fast car. It has also been reported that Binotto and Arrivabene had disagreements over the team’s approach to secure a Formula 1 title. Further, some strategy mistakes over the season were also made. This includes the unclear position on team orders at the German and Italian Grand Prix.

In the 2018 season, Ferrari secured 571 points and came second, while Mercedes came first with 655 points. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Driver’s championship while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen came second and third respectively.

Binotto joined Ferrari in 1995 as an engine test engineer and moved to the Formula 1 team in 1997. In 2009, he was the head of engine and KERS. In 2016, he was appointed the Chief Technical Officer. It is uncertain who will replace him as head of the technical division.

Source: Motorsport.com

 
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