'Ferrari aerodynamicist linked to position of technical director'

'Ferrari aerodynamicist linked to position of technical director'

6 January - 12:08 Last update: 12:12

Enrico Cardile, head of the Ferrari chassis, is reportedly eligible for a promotion to technical director. The Italian team is gradually implementing changes following problems during the 2022 season.

After a mediocre season, Ferrari is seriously addressing the problems within the team. For instance, Mattia Binotto has stepped down as team boss and will be replaced by Frederic Vasseur next season. More gradual changes will follow within the team. Among others, strategic manager Inaki Ruedo is said to be under a magnifying glass after 2022.

However, it has also been rumoured for a while that Binotto's departure will lead to a replacement being sought for the Italian team's technical director, the role currently held by Laurent Mekies. The name of Simone Resta, Haas' technical director, has been mentioned several times. He has previously worked for Ferrari's team.

Will this be Ferrari's new technical director?

Cardile is currently the head of chassis, but according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, that could soon change. Journalist Fulvio Solms reports that the Italian aerodynamicist may be promoted to Ferrari's technical director. He would be the ideal man for the role with his years of experience in the technical field at Ferrari.

Indeed, Cardile has been with the Italian brand since 2005, where he has been given increasing responsibilities over the years. This included working on the design of the GT2 and GT3 cars that were successful in their championships, the 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans. When Binotto was appointed team boss in 2019, Cardile was named head of aerodynamics. For the past two seasons, he worked as the head of the chassis department.