Riots in Italy: Binotto out, Ferrari reacts / Formula 1

A report by Gazzetta dello Sport has caused an uproar in Italy: Ferrari should part ways with team boss Mattia Binotto. The racing team reacts.

Mattia Binotto must leave Ferrari at the end of the season: Gazzetta dello Sport reports, among others. The newspaper caused a big uproar in Italy, and other media are also reporting on the alleged breakup.

According to the report, his favorite already exists: Frédéric Vasseur; The Frenchman is currently still boss of the Alfa Romeo team.

The reason for the separation from Binotto, who has been the head of the Ferrari team since 2019, is said to be an ultimately unsatisfactory season. Ferrari has improved significantly in terms of the car compared to the past few years.

Some hair-raising mistakes on and off the track, such as in terms of communication and strategy, saw the Scuderia out of the title race fairly early on.

Max Verstappen won his second title early and Red Bull Racing are also champions. Both Charles Leclerc and the Reds themselves still have to worry about second place in the World Cup.

The news picked up so quickly that Ferrari was forced to release a statement on Tuesday. With a clear message.

“With reference to some media speculation about the position of Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotta, Ferrari notes that these rumors are completely unfounded,” the Italian team said in a statement.

Sao Paulo-GP, Interlagos

01. George Russell (GB), 1:38:34.044h
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +1.529 sec
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +4.051
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +8.441
05. Fernando Alonso (L), Alpine, +9.561
06. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, +10.056
07. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +14,080
08. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +18.690
09. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +22.552
10. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +23.552
11. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +26.183
12. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +29.325
13. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +29.899
14. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +31.867
15. Alex Albon (T), Williams, +36.016
16. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +37.038
17. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Round
Out
Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, Electrics
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, collision with Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, collision with Ricciardo

Championship status (after 21 of 22 races)

Driver
01. Verstappen 429 points
02. Leclerc 290
03. Perez 290
04. Russell 265
05. Hamilton 240
06. Sainz 234
07. Norris 113
08. Ocon 86
09. Alonso 81
10. Bottas 49
11. Vettel 36
12. Ricciardo 35
13. Magnussen 25
14. Gaseous 23
15. Walk 14
16. Schumacher 12
17. Tsunoda 12
18. Zhou 6
19. Albon 4
20. Latif 2
21. De Vries 2
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructors’ Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 719 Points
02. Ferrari 524
03. Mercedes 505
04. Alpine 167
05. McLaren 148
06. Alfa Romeo 55
07. Aston Martin 50
08. Haas 37
09. Alpha Tauri 35
10. Williams 8

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