Aston Martin signs Ferrari technical director Enrico Cardile

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A day after Ferrari announced his departure from Maranello, Aston Martin has today confirmed that Ferrari’s Technical Director Enrico Cardile will join the Silverstone-based squad as F1 Chief Technical Officer.

Ferrari made the shock announcement yesterday that its Technical Director - Chassis, Enrico Cardile handed in his notice and will leave the Italian outfit after two decades at Maranello.

Aston Martin has now confirmed that the Italian will join the Silverstone-based outfit in 2025 as F1 Chief Technical Officer in a new role which “further strengthens the senior technical group at the Silverstone-based team.”

Commenting on the announcement, Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll noted: "I would like to welcome Enrico to Aston Martin Aramco as we look to reinforce the technical leadership team ahead of significant regulation changes in 2026. I am thrilled that we continue to attract world-class talent to our team.

"Enrico shares my motivation to be successful in F1 and will have all the resources available to him to realise that ambition. Together with Andy Cowell joining as Group CEO in October and our existing leaders we are creating a formidable team."

Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack, Team Principal added: "I am delighted to welcome Enrico to Aston Martin Aramco. Enrico has nearly 20 years of experience at Ferrari and will offer a fresh perspective to our technical strategy.

"This is a key appointment for the team as we build towards the new 2026 regulations – an important next step on our journey."

Speaking of his new journey, Cardile said: "I'm looking forward to joining Aston Martin Aramco. The ambition and desire are clear and it is a unique opportunity to be part of that journey.

"This is a personal and professional challenge and I look forward to working with the team to bring success to this iconic brand."

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.