New Ferrari boss “buys house” near Maranello - but given “short life” warning

Frederic Vasseur has been warned that Ferrari bosses don’t usually last very long as he prepares to take over the top job at the F1 team.
Robert Shwartzman (RUS) / (ISR) Ferrari F1-75 Development Driver. Formula 1 Testing, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi,
Robert Shwartzman (RUS) / (ISR) Ferrari F1-75 Development Driver. …

Mattia Binotto’s resignation was accepted, despite taking Ferrari to second in the constructors’ championship and helping Charles Leclerc to runner-up in the F1 standings behind champion Max Verstappen, due to a breakdown in trust with chairman John Elkann.

Alfa Romeo team principal Vasseur, the man who gave Leclerc his F1 debut at Sauber, is expected to take over.

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He has bought a new home near Maranello, the Ferrari HQ in Italy, according to Blick.

Peter Sauber, the ex-F1 boss, told Blick about Vasseur’s move: “If you get an offer from Ferrari, then you have to go! 

“But if you know the history of Ferrari – back to the company founder Enzo – then you know that the team bosses usually have a short life. With the exception of Jean Todt, who ruled there for over twelve years.”

Red Bull boss Christian Horner had also make a withering remark about the frequency with which Ferrari change team principals.

The iconic Italian team have not crowned an F1 drivers’ champion since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007.

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