Formula 1

F1 Biography Who is Mattia Binotto?

  • Replaces James Allison as Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari after the departure of the British with immediate effect.
  • Binotto is one of many engineers who began his career in Maranello and have moved up in the technical chart.
  • A month after Allison's arrival at Ferrari, was appointed as head of the department of thrusters.

After several weeks of rumors finally it confirmed that James Allison leaves the Scuderia Ferrari. British engineer arrived in Maranello in late 2013 replacing Aldo Costa and now he It is replaced by Mattia Binotto.

Born on November 3, 1969 in Lausanne, Switzerland, He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University in his hometown in 1994, then getting a Masters in Engineering Dynamics Vehícular in Modena.

As a result, he joined Ferrari the following year, becoming part of the test team as an engineer. In 1997 he was promoted to the race team, training in which he remained until 2003.

Good performance made Jean Todt and Ross Brawn think of it as a race engineer in the engine area, a position he held during the transition process occurred with the departure of Todt and the inauguration of Stefano Domenicali. In 2007, Binotto was appointed Chief Race Engineer, going to command two years later one of the most complex challenges they had to face the Formula 1 KERS System (kinetic energy recovery, the origin of what we now know as MGU-K).

In October 2013, after the arrival of James Allison Ferrari and as part of the reorganization of the team, Binotto was appointed Deputy Director and electronic engine department, ascending months later chief executive, following the departure of Luca Marmorini.

Mattia Binotto is therefore what is often called 'a man of the house'. He has spent his entire career at Ferrari and has been rising gradually from the base: test equipment 90s Following the departure of James Allison, Binotto must demonstrate that it is ready for the job and convince Arrivabene that should not sign a prestigious engineer because he has the right man in Maranello.

Binotto is facing an extremely difficult challenge: to continue the project in 2017, started by James Allison and facing one of the most drastic regulatory changes in recent decades in Formula 1.

Personal information
BirthdateNovember 3, 1968
Place of birthLausanne (Switzerland)
StudiesMaster in Mechanical Engineering with Vehicle Dynamics (Lausanne)
Ferrari F1 (test team engineer)nineteen ninety five
Ferrari F1 (race team engineer)1997
Ferrari F1 (engine race engineer)2004
Ferrari F1 (Chief Engineer Race and assembly)2007
Ferrari F1 (Project engine and KERS)2009
Ferrari F1 (Deputy Director engine and electronics department)2013
Ferrari F1 (Director engine and electronics department)2014
Ferrari F1 (Technical Director)2016
sporting achievements in Formula 1
Drivers' World Championships6
Constructors' World Championships8
pole positions94
fastest laps114

Photos: Ferrari