On Wednesday, the announcement of a new organizational structure arrived from Maranello. No drastic changes or mass layoffs, just a few role changes for some engineers; among the absolute novelties is the creation of another area called “Performance Development” and entrusted to Enrico Cardile, who was already working for Ferrari.
An almost new name that communicated during the week by Scuderia Ferrari which, through an official press release, has made known a small change of direction, as mentioned in the past few days by team principal Mattia Binotto. Enrico Cardile, the name in question,has been put in charge of the new technical area that will deal with the performance development; Cardile will therefore be a sort of Technical Director, a role that has been missing since Mattia Binotto became team principal.
Enrico Cardile was born in Arezzo on 5 April 1975. He qualified with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Pisa University in 2002 and his thesis was on the topic of the Ferrari wind tunnel. In 2003, he worked at the university, collaborating with Ferrari on an aerodynamic innovation project.
In 2005, he joined the Maranello company as head of the Termica Department taking on ever more responsibility, also working on the design of racing versions of Gran Turismo 458 Italia GT2 and GT3 and 488 GTE and GT3, cars which were dominant in their respective championships, with wins at the Daytona 24 hours and Le Mans as well as winning FIA WEC world titles.
In 2016, he joined the Gestione Sportiva as Head of Aero Development, while the following year, he was made Vehicle Project Manager. In 2019, when Mattia Binotto was made Team Principal, he became Head of Aerodynamics and Vehicle Project Manager.
In what little free time his job at Scuderia Ferrari allows him, Enrico enjoys good wine, travelling and driving sports cars and motorbikes.