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Fred Vasseur: Driving Ferrari to Success in F1

Fred Vasseur, born on May 28, 1968, in Draveil (Île-de-France), is a French engineer specializing in motorsports and has become a team principal.

In 2016, the new Formula 1 team Renault Sport Formula 1 Team appointed Fred Vasseur as its competition director, a position he left during the 2016-2017 offseason.

Fred Vasseur F1 Career

F1 Leadership Transitions

On July 17, 2017, he officially assumed the role of Team Principal at Sauber, replacing Monisha Kaltenborn. The team later became Alfa Romeo in 2019. December 13, 2022, Scuderia Ferrari announced that Fred Vasseur would become the Team Principal of the Prancing Horse, as well as the general manager, replacing Mattia Binotto starting January 9, 2023.

On February 3, 2016, the Renault Group announced his appointment as the competition director of Renault Sport Racing, including Formula 1 (Renault Sport Formula 1 Team).

January 11, 2017, Renault announced Fred Vasseur’s departure: “At the end of a first season of launching and building its Formula 1 team, Renault Sport Racing and Fred Vasseur have mutually decided to end their collaboration from this day. The good relations that both parties are attached to will materialize in the future in new forms.

Fred Vasseur’s F1 Leadership Journey

The stakes of the second Formula 1 season, as well as the means implemented to address them, will be specified during the presentation of the new car.

Jérôme Stoll, the president, and Cyril Abiteboul, the general manager, continue to oversee the management of Renault Sport Racing and the Formula 1 team.

On July 17, 2017, he officially assumed the position of Team Principal at Sauber, replacing Monisha Kaltenborn.

The team he led became Alfa Romeo in 2019. Having had the 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen racing for the team since that time, and with Räikkönen retiring at the end of the 2021 season, Fred Vasseur signed Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes Grand Prix and rookie Zhou Guanyu for the following season, making Zhou the first Chinese driver in the discipline.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Fred Vasseur accepted Scuderia Ferrari’s offer to replace Mattia Binotto, starting January 9, 2023, becoming the new director of the Italian team.

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