Ferrari, Vasseur and the farewells: “Men of Binotto, it is inevitable”

The ‘revolution’ in the Cavallino box

“Farewells? It’s inevitable. There are people who were very close to Binotto and who are now choosing to leave. This doesn’t worry me.” This was stated by Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur, interviewed by Auto Hebdo a few days before the Saudi Arabian GP in Jeddah, regarding the mini-revolution within the team, with the replacement of the head of strategy Inaki Rueda and the resignation of head of aerodynamics David Sanchez.

The uphill start in Bahrain (withdrawal for Charles Leclerc and fourth place for Carlos Sainz) does not scare Vasseur who also denies possible tensions with the Ferrari top management: “I find it hard to understand why the team has become a target after just one race. The correlation between the track and the simulator is good, we are aligned. After the winter tests, we spoke with the riders together with Elkann and Vigna. We will meet again after Imola. These are scheduled meetings. I have no problems, I know what I want to achieve and there I will do it. I hear from John Elkann and Benedetto Vigna every day, I know what they expect from me. I have means and decision-making power like I’ve never had elsewhere, this is the reality of the facts”.