Enrico Cardile

F1 rumours: Enrico Cardile linked to Ferrari technical director job

Ferrari head of chassis Enrico Cardile could be up for a promotion to technical director if a recent report is to be believed.

The Scuderia are going through a period of transition with the former team principal Mattia Binotto goes out on New Year’s Eve and new boss Fred Vasseur is set to make changes ahead of the 2023 season in a bid to reverse the miserable form that derailed their 2022 campaign.

One of those changes could well be a restructuring of the team’s management with Cardile rumored to be in contention for the technical director position which was also part of Binotto’s duties.

Cardile is currently in charge of the chassis area, but according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, that could soon change.

Journalist Fulvio Solms reports that Cardile, 47, will get the job after having been with Ferrari since 2005, when he was hired as head of the technical area. He was promoted under Binotto to head of aerodynamics in 2019, then became head of performance development in August 2020. Since January 2021 he has been in charge of the chassis area.

He currently works alongside power unit area manager Enrico Gualtieri, race director Laurent Mekies and supply chain and manufacturing manager Enrico Racca.

But there are also reports that Simone Resta could be in line for a return to her former team. The 52-year-old Italian has been part of the Ferrari Haas customer team since 2021 after leaving the Scuderia but has already spent 17 years with the famous red team between 2001 and 2018.

He left briefly to take up a role at Alfa Romeo, where he first worked as technical director, before returning to Ferrari in August 2019 and then to Haas ahead of the 2021 season.

With the start of the new year and the new season fast approaching, much has been said about the evolution of the Italian team’s car and personnel.

While the car was reported to be leaner than the F1-75there is also speculation that CEO Benedetto Vigna wants to take a more active role in the team.

The Italian branch of Motorsport.com has indicated that Vigna will no longer be prepared to sit back and “wants to play a more active role alongside Vasseur”. How well that suits Vasseur remains to be seen, with the Frenchman having previously played both roles at Sauber.

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