Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner was asked to comment on team boss changes which took place ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 championship and described them as “interesting”.
A few F1 teams will begin the upcoming championship with a new figure at the top of the management. The most important move was Mattia Binotto handing in his resignation from the tole of Ferrari team principal, after almost three decades of working in Maranello. As a result, Frederic Vasseur – who was in charge of Alfa Romeo for the previous six years, got the opportunity but also the difficult task of becoming the new Team Principal and General Manager of Ferrari starting with January.
This move led to a series of other changes, as McLaren’s Andreas Seidl left the team to start working on the Sauber – Audi project, while Andrea Stella was promoted to his role at the Woking-based squad.
At Williams, the vacancy left after Jost Capito’s departure has been filled by ex- Mercedes Motorsport Strategy Director James Vowles.
Christian Horner – who is the longest-serving Team Principal on the grid (in January 2005 he was appointed to head the team, becoming the youngest team principal at the time), confirmed that he was curious to see how events unfolded at various teams ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 championship:
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“It has been interesting to watch the movement,” Christian Horner said, as reported by Motor Sport Magazine – “I’ve sympathy for Mattia, because ultimately he’d done a good job. Last year, that was a big step forward from where they had been, so that must be tough for him after such long service that he had given to Ferrari. Fred, it’ll be interesting to see if he’s still arguing about the same points that he was for Sauber in upcoming meetings! But again, he’s a very capable guy. So yeah, it’ll be very interesting. I’m sure they’re all very capable people. So we’ll get to see what the dynamics are at the next Formula 1 Commission meeting.” – Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner concluded.
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