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Ferrari considering move for Alfa Romeo technical chief

Ferrari considering move for Alfa Romeo technical chief

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Ferrari considering move for Alfa Romeo technical chief

Ferrari considering move for Alfa Romeo technical chief

Mattia Binotto admits Ferrari are weighing up the chances of bringing Alfa Romeo technical director Simone Resta back to Maranello in an attempt to boost their flagging 2019 season. Resta left Ferrari for Hinwil in May 2018, having previously served as Ferrari's chief designer.

Resta was seen as a key figure in the Ferrari cars of 2017 and 2018 that pushed Mercedes hard in the aerodynamic stakes.

The SF90 does not appear to hold as much strength in this area, however, with Mercedes having taken one-two finishes in each race so far, with a repeat seemingly likely in Monaco this weekend.

With Binotto juggling team principal and technical director roles, he admits additional help could be of a benefit.

Binotto said: "As a team, no doubt we are always trying to improve ourselves by looking where maybe we miss strengths. Simone has been in Ferrari in the past. He moved to be Alfa Romeo's technical director, he's having a great experience.

"We are evaluating him to be back at a certain stage. It's not something we've decided. We've covered his role currently in Maranello anyway, so it's not a plug-in situation.

"It's true that we are thinking, as we are thinking for other people that may join or may leave. As an organisation it's always very dynamic, and that's normal.

"A lot of us moved into new roles recently. In that respect we are quite a young team. It has got advantages no doubt, because it means fresh ideas, maybe some more creativity, it means some dynamic way of thinking and developing.

"But also we need to assess our organisation, get more experience in the role and make sure that as a team overall we are growing in that respect."

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