Frenchman Fred Vasseur will leave the Alfa Romeo team in January 2023 to join Scuderia Ferrari, confirming the rumour which has been increasingly persistent in recent weeks.
Frederic Vasseur will start at Ferrari on January 9, 2023 as Director of Sporting Management for the Maranello-based team. Previously, Vasseur held the position of CEO and Team Principal of Sauber Motorsport (currently Alfa Romeo), a position he assumed in 2017. Prior to that, in 2016, he was Team Principal of Renault F1 Team.
“I am very happy and honoured to take over as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari,” said Fred Vasseur.
“For me, as a lifelong motorsport enthusiast, Ferrari has always represented the pinnacle of the racing world. I look forward to working with the talented and passionate team at Maranello, honouring the history and heritage of the Scuderia and delivering results to our fans around the world.”
Vasseur pays tribute to Sauber
“As I prepare to end my adventure with Alfa Romeo, I can look back on six years together with great emotion,” said Vasseur.
“I owe a debt of gratitude to each and every employee of the team, as they are the ones who have put this team back together and climbed the ladder of our sport. I’m proud of the work we’ve done collectively as a team and as a company, and even prouder of the solid foundation we’ve laid for what’s to come: but what I’m most proud of are the people who made it all possible, who over time have become friends.”
“This team will always be like a home to me and I will support it wherever I go. I have learned so much in my time as CEO and Team Principal and I feel that every day has equipped me for what is to come. I know Alfa Romeo will continue to go from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing them compete in the coming years.”
Ferrari welcomes new team boss
“We are delighted to welcome Fred Vasseur to Ferrari as Team Principal,” added Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna.
“Throughout his career, he has managed to combine his technical strengths, thanks to his experience as an engineer, with a constant ability to stimulate the best from his drivers and teams. This approach and his leadership are what we need to develop Ferrari with renewed energy.”