Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri explained why he expects the Scuderia’s new Team Principal Mattia Binotto to take the legendary team to new heights while using the opportunity to thank, now departed, Kimi Raikkonen and Maurizio Arrivabene for their work with the team.
The new SF90 pays tribute to the ninety years of the company founded by Enzo Ferrari and the sixty-fifth single-seater built at the factory.
Speaking on the occasion of the unveiling their new F1 challenger at Maranello, streamed online to many millions, Camilleri said, “The car embodies the state of the art technology, reflects the new regulations for the coming season, and is the fruit of the combined enormous work and talent of everyone in the Scuderia and these are just the cream of the crop of the whole Scuderia.”
“This year is an important for we celebrate our 90th anniversary, as the Scuderia Ferrari was born in Modena in 1929. It’s an important milestone, as we continued to be inspired and guided by the vision of our founder Enzo Ferrari.
“We’re all very conscious of the huge responsibility that our glorious history entails and fully understand that as a team we carry the hopes, expectations and pride of an entire nation and millions of fans across the world.”
“It’s a responsibility that we gladly accept, confident in the talents and abilities of the men and women who work tirelessly to meet our ultimate ambition, while remaining respectful of our formidable competitors.
“Last season was our best one in the last 10 years yet we fell short of our objectives — such a setback is never easy to swallow, but we look ahead with strong commitment and determination.”
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the significant contributions of two key individuals who left us at the end of last year: namely Kimi Raikkonen and Maurizio Arrivabene. They will always form part of the Ferrari family, but now we begin a new exciting chapter in our history, led by Mattia Binotto.”
“Mattia has been with Ferrari for about a quarter of a century, his stellar career over that period is clear testament to his exceptional abilities and leadership skills.”
“He knows the Scuderia inside out, he’s very much a team player, decisive, talented, and determined to make a huge difference at all levels. I have every confidence he will lead the Scuderia to ever greater heights,” added Camilleri.