Below Pat Fry(CTO) is the Technical director, Matt Harmon. Matt manages Enstone and is above Famin (CV). He is responsible for vehicle performance. From the interview last year with Pat Fry, he spends most of his time trying to improve processes. He naturally overseas everything that Matt does.AR3-GP wrote: ↑Fri May 12, 2023 6:03 pmWasn't it also mentioned that Binotto refused?JordanMugen wrote: ↑Fri May 12, 2023 5:52 pmI thought Budkowski did a good job. I don't understand why he was removed. Any reasons for it?diffuser wrote: ↑Fri May 12, 2023 1:26 pm
The structure was all done by Rossi, showing Budkowski the door was part of the structure change. Remember those complaints from Prost, that Rossi was keeping everything to himself and going to most of the races. Budkowski couldn't do much in 2021, he was a lame duck.
While Fry is a happy-go-lucky fellow, he can't be best pleased that Budkowski is no longer there to handle the manufacturing and infrastructure side of things. Surely that leaves more workload for Fry and less time for Fry to work on performance matters?
The Italian press suggest that Binotto is a candidate for Alpine F1 Team:
https://www.formu1a.uno/en/szafnauer-un ... a-binotto/
Although they also suggest:Not sure if serious!Meanwhile, the hottest name to succeed Szafnauer is Eric Boullier – the 49-year-old Frenchman, who was previously the team principal of the French team.
Pretty sure they had input in the structure. As a leader, you're always preparing a number 2.