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Ferrari boss threatened with expulsion
Spinning around the boss position at Ferrari!
According to Italian ‘Gazzetta’ media, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto (53) is close to finishing. However, the Scuderia denies this.
Ferrari said on Tuesday afternoon: “Regarding speculation in some media regarding the position of Scuderia Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto, Ferrari informs that these rumors are completely unfounded.”
The Italians had indicated that the sacking and change at the top should take place in January. According to “Gazzetta”, Fred Vasseur (54), currently team boss at Alfa Romeo Sauber, should become Binotto’s successor.
It would fit: Audi will join Sauber in 2026. This will lead to major structural changes in the team. Additionally, Vasseur knows Ferrari driver and World Cup hopeful Charles Leclerc (24) well from their time together at Sauber.
But Ferrari denies the imminent separation from Binotto.
But we noticed that Mattia Binotto was not on track during the São Paulo/Brazil race on the Interlagos course. Not entirely unusual, however, given the very tight racing schedule: Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff (50) was not in Brazil either. But the Italian was also absent from many previous Grands Prix.
One thing is clear: Ferrari’s hopes for the current season were higher than the result. The Reds dominated the early races and fought neck and neck with Red Bull for the world championship, with the engine still the most powerful on the field.
But the mistakes were just too many to seriously commit to long-term title contention. Again and again there were engine reliability issues, bad dollars in strategy and pit stops and mistakes made by the drivers on the track.
After all, Max Verstappen (25) was by far the World Drivers’ Champion in Japan and Red Bull the World Constructors’ Champion in Austin/USA. Ferrari even had to shake for second place in the drivers’ standings in the last race: Red Bull’s Leclerc and Sergio Pérez (32) entered the last race with the same points.
Will Binotto be back on track in the final in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (2:00 p.m. / Sky)?
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