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Cardile to leave Ferrari technical director role

Ferrari technical director (chassis area) Enrico Cardile has handed in his notice and will leave the company, with team principal Fred Vasseur taking on his role temporarily.

Cardile has been part of Ferrari since 2005 and joined the Gestione Sportiva – the racing division – in 2016 as head of aerodynamic development. Rising through the ranks to become head of the chassis area in 2021, Cardile also took on the position of technical director of chassis and aerodynamics in 2023.

However, amid reports in Italy that Cardile has been a target for Aston Martin, Ferrari has now confirmed he will leave the company entirely.

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“After almost two decades with Ferrari, Cardile has handed in his notice and therefore, with immediate effect, and as an interim measure, the chassis area will be overseen by the team principal, Frederic Vasseur,” a Ferrari statement read. “Everyone at Scuderia Ferrari HP thanks Enrico for all his hard work over so many years.”

Ferrari has been actively recruiting senior personnel for its technical department in recent months, with former Mercedes performance director Loic Serra set to join at the start of October. When Ferrari announced his signing in late May, it stated he would report to Cardile as head of chassis performance engineering.

Ferrari enjoyed a strong end to 2023 that carried into 2024 and sees it currently sitting second in the constructors’ championship, some 71 points behind leaders Red Bull. However, since the second of its two wins this season – victory for Charles Leclerc in Monaco – the team has scored just one podium in four races and is now just seven points ahead of McLaren.

Story originally appeared on Racer