Another Bold Move for Aston Martin F1 Team: Hires Ferrari’s Cardile With Eye on 2026

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The Aston Martin Formula 1 race team has appointed ex-Ferrari technical director Enrico Cardile as its F1 chief technical officer.

Cardile will join the squad in the newly-created position at a yet-to-be-determined date in 2025. Cardile has so far spent his two-decade career with Ferrari, rising to the position of technical director (Chassis), but his departure from the team was announced on Monday.

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur will fill the vacancy on an interim basis.

On Tuesday, Aston Martin announced the appointment of Cardile, and it is the latest high-profile signing for a team that has long-term title ambitions under team owner Lawrence Stroll.


Aston Martin hired Dan Fallows from Red Bull and Eric Blandin from Mercedes in 2022 as technical director and deputy technical director respectively. The team has also recruited ex-Mercedes engine guru Andy Cowell, who will join as Group CEO in October.

“I would like to welcome Enrico to Aston Martin as we look to reinforce the technical leadership team ahead of significant regulation changes in 2026,” said Stroll. “I am thrilled that we continue to attract world-class talent to our team. Enrico shares my motivation to be successful in F1 and will have all the resources available to him to realise that ambition.”

Stroll has invested heavily in both personnel and resources at Aston Martin since he acquired the ailing Force India operation in mid-2018.

Its Technology Campus is nearing completion, with the main factory building having opened last year, and the remaining two buildings due to welcome personnel in the coming weeks. Its new wind tunnel is also expected to be operational shortly.

Formula 1 teams are already focusing on 2026, when new chassis and engine regulations will be introduced into the championship.

Aston Martin, which is currently a Mercedes customer team, will join forces with Honda to become the Japanese marque’s works team.