Ferrari Confirm Mattia Binotto’s Exit From F1 Pit Wall

Published 06/06/2021, 4:25 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


After the announcement of a complete reshuffle in management by the team, the Ferrari team principal, Mattia Binotto, won’t be on the pit wall at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Instead, he will find himself inside the Scuderia garage this weekend.

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The Maranello-based squad has put Ravin Jain in charge of the team’s strategy. He will work alongside Inaki Rueda, who is currently the sporting director and the head of strategy. Binotto, on the other hand, will be monitoring the team from the garage.

Ferrari will keep Binotto in the garage and get a team member for the weekend

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As quoted by Motorsport.com, a Ferrari spokesperson said, “When we launched the new structure in February we said Laurent is taking the role as racing director. And Inaki Rueda was going to take the role of sporting director, while remaining the head of strategy.

“So for the first part of the season we’ve done a process where step-by-step Inaki was taking that responsibility, shadowing Laurent. Now this process has come to a point where he is fully in charge of that. And as racing director Laurent is overseeing everything that happens on the track side.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“The other novelty is that Ravin Jain will be in charge of strategy, and he will be on the pit wall,” he concluded.

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How will the Scuderia perform this weekend?

The Italian team showed great pace throughout the whole weekend. They managed to get both drivers in the final round of qualifying during Saturday’s session and hope to achieve a better result and score more points from this weekend.

Charles Leclerc managed to get into Q3 and secure pole position, for the second consecutive time this season. He will hope for a good start and will aim to defend his position from rivals on the track. Carlos Sainz, too, made into Q3; unfortunately, he crashed and will now start the race from P5.

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The Italian team will be hoping that both drivers score good points from this Grand Prix as they hope to gain some places in the constructors’ championship. Currently in fourth place with 78 points behind rivals, McLaren, the Prancing Horse hope to overtake them by achieving a good result in Baku.

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With Leclerc at pole position and Sainz down in P5. Where do you think the Ferrari pair will finish at the end of the race? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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