Ferrari has confirmed more of its technical staff will follow Simone Resta to the new customer division which will work on Haas’s car for the 2022 F1 season.confirmed earlier this month. As revealed by RaceFans Ferrari’s new customer division will be based at Maranello but kept separate from its F1 team to ensure compliance with the rules.
Speaking to media last week, team principal Mattia Binotto insisted the relationship between the two teams will remain one of supplier and customer.
“At first they are customers,” he said in response to a question from RaceFans. “I think that’s straightforward and obvious. We are supplying them power unit and gearbox for the next seasons, as we did in the past.”
Haas has previously relied on Dallara to supply services and parts not obtained from Ferrari. Next year Ferrari’s new division will take over more development work on Haas’s 2022 car, as it seeks to redeploy staff from its F1 team as a result of the incoming budget cap.
“Some of our people, a few people, will join their team,” said Binotto. “I think that’s a great opportunity for them because by doing that they can reinforce their technical organisation. That’s something which was necessary for us because we have to reduce our organisation of today to fulfil what are the limitations of the budget cap.”
“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,” he added.
Ferrari Driver Academy member Mick Schumacher will also join Haas for next year. However Binotto insisted there will be no deeper co-operation between the two.
“Still, obviously, Haas is a fully independent team compared to Ferrari,” he said. “It is not a junior team, we are not exchanging information beyond what’s possible per regulations. So it’s a completely different organisation, independent to Ferrari.
“But today, if I may choose and 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 and available to [join] whatever other team. So that’s certainly the way we are looking the collaboration.
“Mick Schumacher will be one of the the drivers of Haas next year. That for us is a great opportunity showing the strength and collaboration we’ve got.”
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