Minutes after Alfa Romeo/Sauber announced that Frédéric Vasseur was leaving Hinvillefrom Ferrari announced the Frenchman’s joining the team from Maranello.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) December 13, 2022
“Frederic Vasseur will join Ferrari on January 9 as team principal and general manager,” the statement said.
“Vassior has over 25 years of experience in motorsport, from the junior formulas and more than a decade in Formula 1. During that time, he has also built a reputation as someone who knows how to work well with young talent. Under his leadership, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton won the GP2 series in 2005 and 2006.’
Ferrari CEO Benedetto Viña commented that he welcomed Vasseur to the Scuderia.
“Throughout his career he has successfully combined his technical knowledge as an engineer with the ability to bring out the best in drivers and teams. This approach and his leadership methods are exactly what will keep Ferrari moving forward with renewed energy,” Vigna added.
“It is a pleasure and an honor for me to take over the leadership of Scuderia Ferrari,” he said for his part Vasseur
“As someone who has adored motorsport all his life, I have always considered Ferrari to be the pinnacle of the discipline. I look forward to working with the talented team in Maranello.”
The attraction of Vasseur likely to lead to reshuffles in Ferrari’s organizational structure. It has been suggested that Simone Resta may return from Haas to become the team’s technical director. There may be other changes that are not yet announced.
Vasseur has been at the helm of Sauber, which later became Alfa Romeo in F1, from mid-2017. Under his leadership, the team reached sixth place in the constructors’ standings in the 2022 season. Vasseur himself has significant experience from the minor formulas. Together with Nicolas Todd, he created the ART Grand Prix in 2004. For a year (2016), he headed the Renault team in F1, but left due to a misunderstanding with Cyril Abiteboul.