HAAS SET TO ACQUIRE MORE FERRARI PESONNEL
Simone Resta is not the only engineer that Haas will acquire from Ferrari...
Ferrari has strong relationship with Haas F1 Team. Back in 2015, we could see Haas logo on Ferrari's 2015 challenger SF15-T. When Haas entered F1 in 2016, Ferrari supplied them with engine, gearbox and all non-listed parts. And this year Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher will race for Haas.
Haas also acquired Ferrari’s Head of Chassis Engineering Simone Resta, but his specific role is not yet confirmed by Team Principal Guenther Steiner, and by words of Ferrari Team Principal and Technical Director Mattia Binotto he wont be the only one.
“If I have to reduce my organisation, I’m certainly more happy to know that those guys are joining Haas and reinforcing their team instead of being simply on the market or available to whatever other teams,” said Binotto. “So that’s certainly the way we are looking at the collaborations.
“Those persons will be in Maranello in a completely separate building to Scuderia Ferrari, so they will not have access to the Scuderia Ferrari building. It is separate and they will remain in the area.
“We tried to create new synergies with our customer teams looking to the future. You have seen recently, for example, a technical senior person like Simone Resta has moved into the Haas organisation an important and significant role.
“He is not the only one who will move into the Haas organisation. A few other technicians will move, reducing our organisation which is required for the budget cap, but strengthening somehow the organisation of our customers and I would say partner teams.
“Haas is a fully-independent team compared to Ferrari. It’s not a junior team and we are not exchanging information beyond what’s possible by the regulations, so it’s a completely different organisation independent to Ferrari.”