Scuderia Ferrari manager Mattia Binotto has admitted that Ferrari has opposed the appointment of Toto Wolff, current Mercedes team manager, to the head of Formula 1.
For a few months now, rumors have suggested that Toto Wolff will succeed Chase Carey at the helm of F1 from 2021, but in the end, it is the former director of Scuderia Ferrari, Stefano Domenicali, who was chosen.
In reality, Toto Wolff could never have become the boss of Formula 1 because Ferrari opposed it, fearing a conflict of interest with a Mercedes team still in activity, while his former boss would take control of the category. Queen.
“Yes, we opposed the appointment of Toto Wolff to the head of F1. This is a right that we have as Ferrari, and in this case we have exercised it. " said Mattia Binotto, quoted by the Gazzetta Dello Sport.
“Not for the person himself, because Toto could have been suitable, but because he is currently involved in F1 and for us it is not correct that those who occupy a role in a team today in the Championship du Monde occupy this position. "
“I am happy that Stefano Domenicali was chosen, he left this world for a long time but he knows F1 well. "
Stefano Domenicali will take up his new role at the helm of Formula 1 from January 2021.