Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto Set To Stop Attending Most Races

Mattia Binotto will spend more of his time overseeing the development of Ferrari’s package for 2021 and beyond.

As Scuderia Ferrari struggles down in sixth place in the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship, the team is making significant changes as it looks to be more competitive in 2021 and when the new regulations come into effect a year later.

With a new Ferrari power unit on the horizon for 2021, Mattia Binotto has announced that he will be spending more of his time in Maranello instead of attending grand prix.

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Speaking about his plans for next season, Binotto said: “I will not follow the races [next year]. Even in 2020 I’m already considering skipping some of the races on the last part of the season, starting from Turkey. That’s [going to be] even more next year.”

Binotto admitted that Ferrari “don’t have currently the best engine,” but he feels the feedback thus far has been “very promising” and went on to state “we have invested a lot in the development of the power unit for 2021, furthermore for 2022.”

Binotto hopes that his time spent away from the track will help the team move forward, concluding:  “At the end, when you’re responsible for an entire team, certainly the race event is important but the management of the entire team is even more important.”

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