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Pro4TLZZ

I saw the title and laughed out loud


drjman

Yeah, but what does formula1b.uno have to say?


bum_is_on_fire_247

Nuts to them, can somebody please find Ja Rule so I can make sense of all this.


JPWRX9786

"We have Ja Rule on the phone with us..."


toyg

The last part seems to suggest that Leclerc (and/or his entourage) wanted Rueda's head, and Binotto at some point promised it would come at the end of the year.


Pure_Measurement_529

If the last part is true. Looks like Leclerc and Binotto maintained a strong relationship, but the problem was actually from upper management instead. If Vigna becomes head, even for a few months, this team is doomed for sure.


XxRoyalxTigerxX

Man how the fuck is this guy so goddamn slippery, what kind of saint was he in his previous life that fucking gave him the world's greatest luck in this life


Rhauko

These people exist in most (all?) organisations. Everyone knows they are incompetent but for some reason they survive by convincing certain people of their value.


ryokevry

Maybe not the best post to ask, but anyone knows what sort of exit clause (or if any) Charles has in the contract? Seems unreasonable to not have one given the length of the contract, despite his love towards Ferrari.


Kait0yashio

It's if Ferrari aren't in top 3, which is why some fans think Charles isn't loyal, top 3 constructors not drivers


ryokevry

Why does that mean he is loyal? I guess he would had plenty of occasions that he can trigger that in 2020 and 2021 but he did not?


Kait0yashio

No the trigger only came into effect this year, so for the new regulations, it was especially of Ferrari fuck up new regs I'm gone type deal


ryokevry

Thanks for the explanation!


AggrOHMYGOD

Which is very lenient. I’m pretty sure Max’s contract was a specific pace off 1st, and a specific standing. Being 3rd in constructors for Ferrari is basically a given. The only thing hurting Charles is that Merc and Rb don’t have a seat for him


Takis12

Which part of Binotto did he ask for then?😂


OmegaPoint6

All of him, frozen in carbonite


colinisthereason

Carlos: Lando, look. Mattia Binotto. And he’s still frozen in carbonite.


Sparred4Life

And the wookie??


GoodmorningEthiopia

He asked binotto for head 🫣🫣🫣


purppsyrup

Shit must be immaculate


innovator97

Crazy shit happen in the backroom at Maranello.


baldbarretto

hello police? Yes, this one here


SpiralSwagManHorse

🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆


MaryGoldflower

⚽⚾🏀🥎🏐🎱🔮


SPatt59

I very much hope he didn’t


P_ZERO_

I get the strong impression that he had some part in it, but I’m going to treat it as nothing more than a hunch on my part. It’s weird that since the Binotto out stuff popped up, it coincided with murmurs of this as well.


Arumin

"A finger will suffice."


TheRedKingMMA

Leclerc is the god father now or something ? Lol


Murky-Road

When in Rome?


SyuusukeFuji

So, if Binotto stayed there was a chance of yeeting Rueda? No, Vigna what did you do!


racingfan96

**Leclerc did not ask for Binotto's head** 05/12/2022 Inside the GeS of Maranello, in the words of Benedetto Vigna, " \[Panta rei\], everything flows" . It would seem like a December not so different from the ordinary, with Binotto still busy in meetings and who will respect his commitments in the factory until almost Christmas, even if his last day as a Ferrarista will officially be 12/31, as communicated by the Italian team itself in farewell press release. If it weren't for the team principal's resignation accepted by Elkann , who knows what would not seem to have happened. **Sources close to the management: "Binotto's succession has already been defined for some time."** In reality, a strong agitation and curiosity hovers among the men of GeS and some names circulate. Contrary to what many sources, usually well-informed, affirm, others closer to the Management report that the succession of Binotto has already been defined for some time . It is clear that the management has every interest in filtering out certain information, to at least reduce the rumors, very insistent and from many quarters (not only in Italy), which would like some difficulty in finding a replacement for the now former Italian-Swiss TP . It's the party game. From what transpires, in addition to the now known Vasseur solution which however continues not to fully convince, even if it still remains the most probable today,there is talk of a shortlist of 5 other names . Two of whom are managers completely outside motorsport, which would somewhat recall what Benetton did with Briatore, while others are not strictly linked to the world of F1. After all, neither was a certain Jean Todt, even though he came from very important titles as director of Peugeot Sport. It is interesting to note that it is not at all clear whether these 5 names are in the running for that position or whether all or more than one will enter. The latter hypothesis would be more traumatic but in some respects it would confirm a planning and a project that had been decided for some time. Just as it is not yet clear, even to high-level sources, which team reorganization philosophy will be used. The first, more classic option would be to have the team work with a classic team principal , such as Frédéric Vasseur, who would inevitably produce profound changes, not immediately but in the medium term. The other option is the one Benedetto Vigna is pushing hard towards, in favor of Binotto's removal as he would like Elkann to hand over direct responsibility for GeS to which all the factory department heads would answer: engine engineers, design and chassis, aerodynamics, sports management, communication and so on. This second configuration would not cancel the possible arrival of Vasseur in the workforce, even if not as a real TP but part of the Race Management to take care of the activities on the track. A solution, the latter, perhaps less attractive for the external environment but more reassuring for those currently working in GeS as it could lead to fewer jolts even in the medium term. **Leclerc has nothing to do with Binotto's farewell and last month's leak** Nonetheless, as far as we concretely know today, two things can happen: either Binotto's departure will free up new energies or it will bring to the surface dormant fears and uncertainties, well known by those who have moved to Maranello in the last decade. Because, even if it is now known that the relationship with Elkann has been very problematic, once John assumed more powers after Camilleri's farewell in the autumn of last year, Binotto acted as a lightning rod even for an often absent property . An absence, intentional or not, which certainly didn't help the Italian-Swiss engineer in beating his fists on various fronts 'external' to the track, but no less important in an increasingly politicized F1. Jean Todt's help was precisely aimed at this.Regardless of Binotto's figure and thickness, a single person, however good, cannot do it if he doesn't have the authority and above all his back covered by ownership. Only time will tell what Ferrari will gain from this cut and what it will lose, but it is clear that in the short term it will be necessary to clearly recognize an authoritative and stable structure at the helm of a GeS , currently built in the image and likeness of Mattia Binotto. For one thing, those who have grown a lot in recent years would not be happy with the decision to bring back an ex like Resta to the role of Technical Director. Someone has alluded that Leclerc pushed hard to put pressure on Binotto from the management. It is not true. Although he has not hidden his discontent over the mistakes on the track, he was not and is not in a position to ask for the head of a team principal . Who, moreover, has always bet on him by putting him under contract for 5 years. Recalling that, if it had been for Arrivabene, Leclerc would have stayed another year in Alfa Romeo, with Kimi Raikkonen reconfirmed in Ferrari. Leclerc asked Binotto - not the management - to find a way to improve on some fronts such as strategies , receiving reassurances about a process that would take place at the end of the season. In short, Leclerc has notnever by passed the figure of the Team Principal or pushed for a change. He spoke to Binotto and not about Binotto. Just as the Monegasque and his entourage have little to do with the leak of news concerning the former TP of the Scuderia; both those relating to his removal and replacement (Vasseur hypothesis), and those relating to his resignation. Author: Giuliano Duchess Co Author: Piergiuseppe Donadoni


fortheskygod

I don't think Charles is in a position to ask for a team principle's head tbh.


Daeurth

Most wouldn't, but I believe Leclerc's camp has significant support within Ferrari, so I'd say it's not outside the realm of possibility that Charles being unhappy with Binotto could have been a factor, even if he didn't explicitly say he wanted him gone. His manager, for one, is Jean Todt's son, so I'd imagine there's a not-insignificant level of influence there.


baldbarretto

Elkann also holds leclerc in fairly great esteem - has since he was a junior


NegotiationExternal1

Maybe just a pinky finger


Hack874

I don’t think drivers, especially Leclerc, have the authority to demand a TP gone in Ferrari.


merurunrun

They may not have "authority," but they certainly have bargaining power.


MrLemonPB

Head for a ride. It’s just common courtesy


the_normal_person

Head from binotto


DarianF1

Uhm


sdrj77

I believe it. That would have been awkward to put on the shelf next to his race trophies.


NotFromMilkyWay

Obviously. Continued disaster is the only way to get out of his contract.


302w

Gotta love those Italian headlines lol


TWVer

Did he however make an offer Binotto couldn’t refuse?..


MrChologno

After the dinner in Monaco between LeClerc and Binotto, LeClerc asked his intimate friend John Elkann to kick him. LeClerc wants to be undisputed number1 driver at Ferrari. Remember that Binotto brought Sainz and until this season was given almost equal treatment. Next year will be hell for Carlos. You heard it here first.


Illustrious-Sky-5355

Damn bro if u got a source or sth become a journalist and make money of articles such as this. Instead, this looks like a conspiracy theory


sringray23

Tbh he's going to get the blame cuz the F1 media will make it that way. He's going to have to Max out his performance next year.


The_punisherMAX

He's not exactly going to admit it if ge did. Bad PR


LightKing20

Leclerc isn’t in the position to make demands like that


SaffronBanditAmt

Binotto must not give some pretty good head then


Zazali01

Leclerc's team were sending in the Binotto sacked pieces before even Abu Dhabi but Binotto recieved favourable responses in the announcement of the actual departure and now they're doubling back lmao


Extravagod

So there is hope? Leclerc is gay? Wait ... ehh ... AHH. NVM


1enox

Leclerc did not have to ask for it. Nico Todt asked for that to keep Charles happy. Big difference.


Lego_Eagle

That’s because I did


matoshisakamoto

He dod jot asked, he demanded it


FlailingArmsAsCardio

A driver can't ask for the principal's head when they can't consistently finish first if there are no issues.


rs6677

Bar one or two errors, Leclerc has consistently maximised his finishing position within the limits of the car. He is completely in his right to ask for changes.


sixsixmusic

*says the man with the bloody axe*


shieldwall66

My brain translated that as a Horses Head (in the bed) Must be going senile.


Dr-mandingo

He can't even ask for strategies, how could he decide the team principal hahahah


DesTriFit018

Better call saul


Superbroccomole

He did not ask for it but binotto did it anyway? Sexual harassment lawsuit on the way.


Charming_Cat_4426

Just his balls… in a silver platter


Gaius_Octavius_

He demanded it…