After a difficult season of 2020 for Ferrari and the challenging engine-saga that troubled them with a down-on-power power unit the entire stint, the Italian team decided to change the way they operate ahead of the upcoming season. Although on the top layer not much has changed, with a structure designed to report to the team principal Mattia Binotto, the team decided to reorganise the chassis department.
Enrico Cardile, who has been formally put in charge of the department after the departure of Simone Resta to Haas in the end of last year, will work as the department chief alongside Enrico Gualtieri, who’s the head of the power unit as well as the sporting director Laurent Mekies and Gianmaria Fulgenzi, the supply chain head. The chassis department will be split into four new areas, hoping it will help the team to make improvements in the future.
The four areas inside of the department will be: vehicle concept, with David Sanchez as it’s head; Enrico Cardile in charge of the chassis performance engineering; Fabio Montecchi as the head of chassis project engineering and Diego Ioverno in charge of the vehicle operations.
Additionally, there have been changes in the commercial area as well. The commercial, marketing and events department will be now led by Nicola Boari as a part of the brand diversification area.
Although the team is aware of the upcoming challenges ahead of the 2021 campaign, they remain hopeful for change with the change of rules coming in 2022. This upcoming Friday, the team will hold a launch event, although the SF21 will only be revealed just before the pre-season testing in Bahrain next month.