Ferrari Announces Changes in Team’s Structure Starting 2021 F1 Season

Published 02/26/2021, 12:55 AM EST
16 LECLERC Charles (mco), Scuderia Ferrari SF1000, action during the Formula 1 Winter Tests at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Ferrari had a miserable 2020 season, the team finished 6th in the constructor’s championship with just 131 points. However, the Italian team is now concentrated on making sure their upcoming seasons in F1 are successful.

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The team has stated that they are dedicated and remain focused on the technical and racing aspects while they stay on the grid. The Scuderia has announced that there will be proper management and allotted designated roles and responsibilities going forward.

The Maranello-based outfit will make sure to make changes that will see them achieve goals in an efficient manner. Hence the team has decided to give assigned roles to its members with the intention of attaining its set targets.

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUGUST 04: Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France during the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on August 04, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Ferrari taking action for 2021 and beyond

The Scuderia needs to work again as a unit if they want to tick mark their goals off the list. Hence, reporting to the team boss’s Mattia Binotto would be Enrico Cardile who’s in charge of the chassis, Enrico Gualtieri for the power unit, Laurent Mekies in charge of racing & Laurent Mekies who will head the supply chain.

David Sanchez will lead Vehicle Concept, Whereas, Chassis Project Engineering is headed by Fabio Montecchi and  Diego Ioverno will look after Vehicle Operations. Adding on,  activities concerning race track engineering will be integrated into the chassis performance engineering department

NUERBURG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 10: Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto walks in the Paddock before final practice ahead of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Moreover, to expand business opportunities, the Scuderia Ferrari commercial, marketing, and events department which is going to be part of brand diversification will be looked at by Nicola Boari.

The restructuring of the team sees the focus on the chassis and improve the lackluster power unit of the car. The team had learned from the harsh lessons of the 2020 season and subsequently took steps to help Ferrari go in the right direction

The Scuderia’s fight back to the top

The Maranello-based team did suffer horribly in the previous season and only getting on the podium twice. However, the team is looking to fight back and brought in Spanish driver, Carlos Sainz to help them in their battle.

Ferrari has been preparing hard for the upcoming season making sure their drivers are at peak performance. The team heads out to Bahrain for the pre-season testing and the opening race of the season.

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The team will have their first launch on the 26th of February. This launch will showcase the driver line up and the team personnel responsible for taking the Tifosi back to the front of the grid. However, their car for 2021 named the SF21 will see the day of light on the 10th of March.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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