Binotto replaces Arrivabene as Ferrari boss

Ferrari to replace F1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene with Binotto

Ferrari have sacked their team principal Maurizio Arrivabene two months before the start of the new Formula One season.

In what will be another shakeup at the top of the Ferrari F1 team's management, current Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene is set to be replaced, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Ferrari would like to thank Maurizio for his valuable contribution to the team's increasing competitiveness over the past few years, and wish him the best for his future endeavors".

Binotto has been with Ferrari since 1995, joining as an engineer with the test team, after graduating from the Ecole Poletechnique Federale de Lausanne, followed by a Masters degree at the Enzo Ferrari Department of Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

This article will be updated.

The news, first reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday, comes after Ferrari again lost out to Mercedes in the battle for both drivers' and constructors' championships past year, despite beginning the season with perhaps the strongest package on the grid.

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A sudden transition in Ferrari's leadership is believed to have been executed by the team's chairman John Elkann following its failure to seal a first world championship for 11 years in 2018.

Arrivabene, who is 61, joined Ferrari in 2014 having been vice-president at the tobacco company Philip Morris, a long-term sponsor of the team. It will be interesting to see whether Binotto, with his quite, easy-going style will be able to achieve things that Arrivabene failed to do.

This was despite Ferrari having the quicker vehicle for long stretches during the season, however team mistakes, as well as driving errors from Vettel, saw their hopes crumble as Lewis Hamilton sealed the titles with two races remaining. Vettel will be hoping Binotto's appointment can help him overcome Hamilton and Mercedes to win a fifth world title in 2019. One of Binotto's most obvious tasks this year will be to ensure this situation never escalates into anything damaging to the team. He was even linked with a move to Italian football club Juventus.

"Binotto did an excellent job as Technical Director, a year ago Ferrari had a very good vehicle, very fast and with a different manegement of the drivers could bring the world championship home". Ferrari were faced with a dilemma.

With Ferrari going into meltdown at key stages of last season, the change could be just what they needed. And while strong technically and great with the staff, it's unclear whether Binotto has the commercial experience required to deliver in this role.

While Leclerc is likely to be willing to play the team game, the combination of an ultra-competitive youngster alongside a multiple champion has previously been a recipe for disaster in F1, most famously demonstrated by Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso at McLaren in 2007.

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