Rumors have been swirling around the Formula 1 paddock about the potential arrival of Mattia Binotto, former team principal of Ferrari, at Alpine.
These rumors were talked about by French F1 commentator Julien Fébreau during the broadcast of FP1 at the Dutch Grand Prix. And, according to him , Binotto won’t be making the move to Alpine after all.
Luca De Meo is not friend with Binotto and no offer has been on the table.
“It’s absolutely out of the question”.Julien Fébreau on Mattia Binotto joining Alpine
The internal transformation of the French F1 team, Alpine, is set to continue during the summer break. Before this three-week hiatus, several key figures within the team, such as the principal director, Otmar Szafnauer, have already left the organization.
This has led to speculation about potential replacements, with Binotto’s name being tossed into the mix.
It was rumored that an agreement had been proposed to Binotto by Alpine’s president, Luca De Meo. Many believed that the Italian engineer had accepted the offer from De Meo, who is also the CEO of the Renault Group. However, recent developments suggest otherwise.
Mattia Binotto, now 57 years old, was ousted by Ferrari last season and replaced by Frenchman Frédéric Vasseur, who currently leads the Scuderia.
If Binotto were to join Alpine, it would mark his second team in the F1 paddock, having previously worked solely for Ferrari.