Ferrari is weighing up whether to recall its ex-Formula 1 technical chief Simone Resta from Alfa Romeo.

Resta, who previously worked as chief designer at Ferrari, held a prominent role within the Scuderia’s set-up before leaving mid-way through last season to become customer team Alfa Romeo's new technical director.

But Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto revealed the team is considering a move to bring Resta back to Maranello following its troubled start to the 2019 season.

Asked to comment on speculation linking Resta with a return to Ferrari, Binotto replied: “Yeah, I heard the rumours.

“I think that the team, no doubt we are always trying to improve ourselves by looking where maybe we miss strengths. Simone has been with Ferrari in the past, he moved to be Alfa Romeo’s technical director and is doing a great experience.

“We are evaluating him to be back at a certain stage but that’s not something which we have decided.

“We’ve covered his role currently in Maranello so it’s not a plug-in situation anyway. It’s true that we are thinking, as well as thinking for other people that may join or may leave. In any organisation it is always very dynamic and that is normal.”

Binotto’s previous role as chief technical officer has not been filled after a shake-up to Ferrari’s leadership structure over the winter led to Maurizio Arrivabene’s departure.

Former FIA technical delegate Laurent Mekies was among a number of changes made by Ferrari towards the end of last year as he took up the role of sporting director.

Binotto recently referred to Ferrari as a “young team” that is still learning and moved to clarify his comments in Monaco.

“By young team, it means that a lot of us moved into new roles recently,” Binotto explained. “In that respect we are quite a young team.

“It has got advantages no doubt, because it means fresh ideas, maybe some more creativity, and it means some dynamic way of thinking and developing.

"But also we need to assess our organisation, get more experience in the role and make sure that as a team overall we are growing in that respect. That is what I was meaning by a young team.”



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