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Vasseur grateful to Binotto for 'quick handover' process

Ferrari F1 Team Principal Frederic Vasseur has praised predecessor Mattia Binotto for the manner in which he handed over the role.

Frederic Vasseur has praised former Ferrari F1 Team Principal Mattia Binotto for playing his part in a 'quick handover' process at the team. With Binotto stepping down as Team Principal at the end of 2022, Vasseur was confirmed as the man to take charge of Ferrari from the 2023 season. Vasseur will be aiming to guide Ferrari to challenges in both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championship. The former Renault, Sauber and Alfa Romeo Team Principal has confirmed that discussions took place between himself and then-outgoing boss Binotto in order to facilitate a smooth transition of power.

Speaking in his first media session since taking the role, Vasseur paid tribute to Binotto, who left the role after more than 20 years of service for Ferrari. "The process was crystal clear, we even had some rumours in the press before Abu Dhabi [Grand Prix weekend that] we didn't discuss," Vasseur told media, including RacingNews365.com . "We had the first discussions in the week after Abu Dhabi, and it was very, very quick as a process, and then I had a call with Mattia, and I even met Mattia during the handover, and we had a one-to-one discussion. "I appreciated the move from Mattia to stay and wait for me to discuss things together, it was really appreciated from my side."

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