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Domenicali outlines challenge facing team bosses in new roles

Several F1 teams will start the 2023 with a new team boss following a sequence of changes during the off-season. The sport's CEO, Stefano Domenicali, is fascinated to see how some of them adapt to their new environments.

Stefano Domenicali believes that several F1 team bosses will face the challenge of adapting to their new environments following numerous changes over the off-season. Frederic Vasseur switches from Alfa Romeo to Ferrari as the Scuderia's Team Principal and General Manager following Mattia Binotto's resignation in December, while Alfa will have a Team Representative in the form of Alessandro Alunni Bravi, already a Managing Director of the Sauber Group. Elsewhere at Sauber, Andreas Seidl has become CEO after moving from McLaren. Seidl's vacant position has been filled by Andrea Stella. With Jost Capito departing Williams in December, James Vowles – formerly Motorsport Strategy Director at Mercedes – will join as the new Team Principal ahead of the 2023 season getting underway. For some of those in new roles, Domenicali is curious to see how they will handle the switch from a large/small team to the opposite kind of company.

Domenicali on team boss changes

"What will be interesting is to see how they will react with different caps [on]," Domenicali said in an interview with Sky Sports F1 . "Because, when you wear a cap of a small team, you have to protect certain things. When you are on the other side, you should have the same type of vision, to protect the sport. "But, of course, you're managing a big team. So I'm sure that Fred [Vasseur] is starting this new experience with an incredible way to show that he can be effective as soon as possible. As I said, the dimension of the team is totally different. "[For] Andreas, [it's] the other way around. For sure, the changes that other teams are doing, thinking of McLaren, will have an effect, and it will be important to see how the different relationships will be wearing different caps. "That's something that I'm fascinated to start to learn [about] in the next days. Of course, I'm in contact everyday with everyone, because it's important. "I have the duty to give the vision to the sport and share that with the teams. And I will say that everyone, despite the caps, [is trying] to work for the better of the sport, not only for the better of the team."

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