Enrico Cardile leaves Ferrari with immediate effect

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A day after the British Grand Prix, Ferrari have confirmed the departure of their chassis technical director Enrico Cardile, with Italian believed to join Aston Martin.

Although Ferrari insisted at Silverstone that no key changes to its structure are on the radar, the Maranello-based outfit has now announced that Enrico Cardile is stepping down as chassis technical director with immediate effect.

Ferrari’s short statement read: “Scuderia Ferrari HP announces that Enrico Cardile is leaving the company, therefore relinquishing his role as Technical Director Chassis Area.

“After almost two decades with Ferrari, Cardile has handed in his notice and therefore, with immediate effect, and as an interim measure, the Chassis Area will be overseen by the Team Principal, Frederic Vasseur.

“Everyone at Scuderia Ferrari HP thanks Enrico for all his hard work over so many years.”

Cardile qualified with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Pisa University in 2002 and his thesis was on the topic of the Ferrari wind tunnel. In 2003, he worked at the university, collaborating with Ferrari on an aerodynamic innovation project.

In 2005, he joined the Maranello company as head of the Termica Department taking on ever more responsibility, also working on the design of racing versions of Gran Turismo 458 Italia GT2 and GT3 and 488 GTE and GT3, cars which were dominant in their respective championships, with wins at the Daytona 24 hours and Le Mans as well as winning FIA WEC world titles.

In 2016, he joined the Gestione Sportiva as Head of Aero Development, while the following year, he was made Vehicle Project Manager. In 2019 he became Head of Aerodynamics and Vehicle Project Manager while in August 2020 he was appointed head of a new Performance Development Department.

Since 1st January 2021 he has been head of the Chassis Area. He continued in this role while also appointed Technical Director Chassis and Aerodynamics in 2023.