Antonello Coletta could replace Mattia Binotto as the team principal of Ferrari amidst the crises in the team prevalent in two races in Austria.
Mattia Binotto is on the edge of losing his Team Principal job at Ferrari as the Italian outlet is currently facing dissatisfactory times with horrific results in the last race.
According to the Corriere della Sera, Binotto is about to be replaced by Antonello Coletta at his position, with Ferrari looking nowhere near to its rivals Red Bull and Mercedes.
Corriere della Sera says – “John Elkann and Louis Camilleri could choose extreme solutions”. Camilleri may already be working for an alternative in case the situation does not improve, with the name of Antonello Coletta (Head of Ferrari Attività Sportive GT) as a possible replacement being put on the table.”
Next weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix is make or break for Ferrari, as under the current calendar, a loss to Ferrari over their will possibly end their hopes for winning Constructors’ title.
There is no doubt that the current predicaments of Ferrari are caused by FIA inquiry on 2019 engines, concluded with the secret agreement that for Ferrari has heavy consequences: aerodynamics and chassis.
However, the SF1000 requires a massive upgrade to compete further in the competition. Before the Styrian GP, Ferrari announced it will bring in new changes in the car, but the accident between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc didn’t give a chance.
Who is Antonello Coletta?
Coletta joined motor-racing back in 1991 as Sporting Director of the Forti Corse team, at the time racing in Formula 3 and Formula 3000. Again as Sporting Director, Coletta moved to Peugeot Italy in 1993 and to Alfa Romeo in 1995.
in 1997, he made a move to Ferrari as coordinator of the Ferrari Challenge, a post he held until 2003, when he became head of the Ferrari Corse Clienti department.
In 2014, he took up the role of head of the Sporting Activity Department, which brings together the Formula 1 operation and those of the Corse Cliente – Ferrari Challenge, GT races, F1 Clienti, and the XX Programmes.