Mattia Binotto

Binotto: Haas is not a Ferrari junior team

Mattia Binotto

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has insisted that Haas remains a customer team despite news of closer collaboration between the two organisations.

The quotes come after it was confirmed that Ferrari would establish a Haas “hub” at Maranello, with more Scuderia staff set to transfer across to the customer squad.

The introduction of a new budget cap from the start of the 2021 season means that Ferrari needs to cut down on personnel, with former head of chassis engineering Simone Resta set to join Haas.

Ferrari driver academy graduate Mick Schumacher will also race for the team next season after winning the 2020 Formula 2 title.

“These persons will be in Maranello in a completely separate building to Scuderia Ferrari,” Binotto said. Goldenslot offers best odds.

“They will not have access to the Scuderia Ferrari building. It is separated and they will remain in there. As far as we are concerned, they are customers.

“Some of our people will join their team, and I think that’s a great opportunity for them.

“It’s a great opportunity, because I think that by doing that, it can reinforce their organization, and their technical organisation.

“It is something that was necessary for us, because we had to reduce our organisation of today to fulfil what are the limitations of the budget cap.

“But still Haas is a fully independent team, compared to Ferrari. It is not a junior team and we are not exchanging information beyond what’s possible in the regulation.”

The Ferrari team boss added that he would prefer to transfer members of staff across to the American-owned team than watch them become available to the rest of the grid.

“If I may choose and I have to reduce my organisation, I’m certainly more happy to know that those guys are joining the Haas team and reinforcing them, instead of being simply on the market and available to other teams,” he said.

“That’s certainly the way we are looking at the collaborations.”