Nico Rosberg criticises Ferrari for axing Mattia Binotto

Mattia Binotto is reportedly on the radar of Mercedes and Audi following his Ferrari resignation.

Ferrari will be parting ways with Mattia Binotto at the turn of the calendar year, after it was confirmed by the team earlier this month that the Swiss had handed in his resignation.

The Scuderia had found themselves under pressure from fans to sack Binotto following a below par second half of the 2022 season.

It looked as if it would finally be Ferrari’s time to end their title drought, dating back to 2008, as the team flew out the blocks under the new regulations with a one-two finish in Bahrain, while their rivals struggled.

The fans frustration stemmed from the fact that most of Ferrari’s failed race weekends came as a result of strategy errors on race day, rather than a lack of pace or competitiveness.

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2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg has now questioned Ferrari’s decision to replace Binotto as team principal, claiming that continuity is key to success in Formula 1.

“That is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It will be tough for Ferrari because it’s not like there are many people on the market that are up to the job,” explained Rosberg.

“The role is complicated everywhere, much more there because you have incredible pressure. Let’s see what solution they find…

“Is it right to change? I don’t know, but I know that continuity is a value in Formula 1.

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“Mercedes and Red Bull have not changed most of the key people for ten years. That’s what Ferrari lacks. Being a ream principal is one of the hardest jobs in the world.”

Toto Wolff has recently suggested that a major change in management and lack of continuity can lead to teams spending time in the shadows of their rivals, and with Ferrari now set to experience yet another change in regime, their title drought may be set to continue.

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It is not yet known who will replace Binotto in the Ferrari hotseat because as Rosberg mentioned, there are not many people available that would be up to the task to leading Ferrari to glory.

With this in mind, the Scuderia have chosen to headhunt a current team principal that would be ready made for the role, with Alfa Romeo’s Fred Vasseur being the favoured target.

Christian Horner and Andreas Seidl have reportedly already rejected advances from Ferrari, leading the team to sweat over the process of finding a suitable replacement for Mattia Binotto.