Ferrari could bring Resta back into the fold

Date published: May 24 2019

Simone Resta: Could rejoin Ferrari

Ferrari are “evaluating” whether to bring back Simone Resta from Alfa Romeo as a technical director to help improve their fortunes.

Resta headed to Alfa last year, moving on as head of vehicle project coordination at the Scuderia.

But, with Ferrari languishing on both title fronts, his experience could be crucial in getting them back fighting at the very top.

“As a team, no doubt we are always trying to improve ourselves by looking where maybe we miss strengths,” Binotto told Motorsport.com.

“Simone has been in Ferrari in the past. He moved to be Alfa Romeo’s technical director, he’s having a great experience.

“We are evaluating him to be back at a certain stage. It’s not something we’ve decided. We’ve covered his role currently in Maranello anyway, so it’s not a plug-in situation.

“It’s true that we are thinking, as we are thinking for other people that may join or may leave. As an organisation it’s always very dynamic, and that’s normal.”

Binotto said that there are advantages and disadvantages to have a predominantly young team running the show and denied he was pulling double duty as a team boss and a technical director.

“A lot of us moved into new roles recently,” said Binotto.

“In that respect we are quite a young team. It has got advantages no doubt, because it means fresh ideas, maybe some more creativity, it means some dynamic way of thinking and developing.

“But also we need to assess our organisation, get more experience in the role and make sure that as a team overall we are growing in that respect.”

“Since I move to the team principal we reorganised a bit internally, because I need to be supported, especially on the technical side.

“It is not any more the same team but it is not really true that I have a double role.”

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