Ferrari set for reshuffle following Fred Vasseur appointment

Fred Vasseur has now joined Ferrari after Mattia Binotto’s resignation saw him leave the team at the turn of the year.

Ferrari will be hoping to forget the 2022 season as soon possible, as the team’s early title hopes were quickly extinguished after a flurry of tactical blunders.

The constant mistakes from the Scuderia staff led to the team choosing to make a change, replacing team principal Mattia Binotto with Alfa Romeo’s Fred Vasseur.

Understandably, Vasseur will be looking to shake things up behind the scenes at Ferrari, bringing in some of his own staff and reshuffling the current employees to his liking.

One man who is tipped to benefit from Vasseur’s arrival is Enrico Cardile, who currently works as the Scuderia’s head of chassis, having been with the team since 2005.

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Rumours have suggested that Cardile will be promoted to the role of technical director to take some of the responsibility off of Vasseur’s shoulders as he embarks on his journey with the team.

The 47-year-old joined Ferrari initially as head of the technical area before earning promotions to aerodynamics manager, head of performance development and then head of chassis.

It has also been rumoured that Simon Resta could return to Ferrari to take up the technical director role, having departed for Haas ahead of the 2021 season where his success has been limited.

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Another man that could be set for good news following the managerial change at Ferrari is Charles Leclerc, as his time working with the Frenchman at Sauber could pay dividends in 2023.

Vasseur typically prefers to operate with a set number one and two driver, meaning that Leclerc could become Ferrari’s favoured driver this year if the team do decide to adopt their new bosses approach and focus their energy on the Monegasque driver.

With Red Bull hindered by their cost cap breach penalty this year, Ferrari will be hoping that they can continue making strides forward under the new regulations and put together a more meaningful title charge next season, with their last title in 2008 getting further and further into the past.