Binotto’s Ferrari Exit: The Full Backstory

For full-fat Italian drama forget Verdi or Puccini at La Scala - look no further than the rolling hills around Maranello, a once-dozy agricultural village (current population 18k) that currently turns out 10 000 (or so) automotive sculptures per annum, each of which changes hands at ever-escalating values. The stage setting is Ferrari; the brand’s newest operatic drama the latest smash hit ‘Push or Jump?’, playing to capacity global audiences. The main character is, of course, Mattia Binotto, Team Principal and Managing Director of Scuderia Ferrari, the hallowed brand’s Formula 1 racing team which placed second in both 2022 World…

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