Report: Mattia Binotto Retains F1 Role As Ferrari Undergoes Big Changes to Organizational Structure

Published 01/11/2022, 1:23 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is seen in a protective face mask before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Scuderia Ferrari recently welcomed Italian physicist, Benedetto Vigna, as their Chief Executive Officer back in September 2021. And hardly months after earning the top-tier position, Vigna has now gone on to make three massive changes to the Maranello outfit’s organizational structure.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Three key members of the organization have now stepped out – Nicola Boari, Michael Leiters, and Vincenzo Regazzoni. And in exchange, Vigna has managed to call upon two experts from STMicroelectronics, with each of them instantly becoming the chiefs of the ‘Research’ and ‘Merge’ divisions.

Meanwhile, Mattia Binotto will continue as the team principal of Ferrari for the fourth straight Formula One season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Why the new Ferrari CEO is pushing for such drastic changes

As reported by Motorsport, Vigna has always had his sight on electrification, which will consequently have a massive effect on the ecology. Hence, now, with the power in hand, the Italian has begun his work, admitting big changes are in the offing.

We want to push the boundaries in all areas by using technology in a way Ferrari is unfamiliar with. Our new organization will allow us to be more agile, which will help us seize opportunities in the rapidly changing scenario ahead,” he said.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The new organizational structure will foster innovation, optimize our development, and increase collaboration both within the company and with partners,” Vigna added.

Watch Story: From Lewis Hamilton to the Miz: When F1 & WWE Crossed Over

The two experts from STMicroelectronics

Ernesto Lasalandra will be the first to complete his move to Ferrari and will lead Research and Development Department with immediate effect. Philippe Krief, currently working at Ferrari, will be Lasalandra’s assistant; Krief has a massive 35-year experience in the field.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The other expert from STMicroelectronics will be Angelo Pesci, who will take up the role of Ferrari’s chief Purchasing and Quality. And finally, the third change is surrounding the role of ‘Product Development’. Gianmaria Fulgenzi, who has been working at Ferrari since 2002, will become the Chief of Product Development.

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto reacts during day one of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Silvia Gabrielli, a former Microsoft employee, will be the team’s new head of the Digital and Data department. Moving onto the two top-most roles, the newly appointed CEO Vigna will lead the team’s commercial strategies while Mattia Binotto will continue as Scuderia Ferrari’s team principal as leader of the Sports Management Division.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Why did Ferrari Sign Carlos Sainz?

about 1 year ago

 

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohit Kumar

1682 articles

Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT