(Motorsport) Scuderia Ferrari have confirmed that Fred Vasseur has joined the team as team principal, leaving Alfa Romeo after six seasons. He will replace Mattia Binotto, who resigned in November after the team fell short of expectations in the 2022 season, suffering from strategy and reliability issues throughout the year. Vasseur guided Alfa Romeo to sixth place in the Formula 1 Constructors Standings, which was their best ever finish in a decade. He has also been team principal of Renault in 2016 and the expectation at Formula 1’s most successful team would be to win titles.
“I am truly delighted and honoured to take over the leadership of Scuderia Ferrari as Team Principal. As someone who has always held a lifelong passion for motorsport, Ferrari has always represented the very pinnacle of the racing world to me. I look forward to working with the talented and truly passionate team in Maranello to honour the history and heritage of the Scuderia and deliver for our Tifosi around the world.” – Fred Vasseur
“We are delighted to welcome Fred Vasseur to Ferrari as our Team Principal. Throughout his career he has successfully combined his technical strengths as a trained engineer with a consistent ability to bring out the best in his drivers and teams. This approach and his leadership are what we need to push Ferrari forward with renewed energy.” – Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna
“He was able to encourage every one of us into giving our best and the increasingly good results we have enjoyed are testament to the quality of his performance at the helm of the team. He was the first to believe in our project and he leaves a team in a much stronger, healthier position than when he arrived, with a bright future ahead of us, which is all that could have been asked of him. I am sure I echo everyone in the team when I wish Fred every success in his future endeavours.” – Finn Rausing, Sauber Holding AG Chairman of the Board of Directors
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