Binotto is understood to have been favoured by the former Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne and has extensive pedigree.
After a spell as chief engineer he became head of boss engine and kers in 2009, before moving up to chief operating officer of ferrari the power unit division at the end of 2014 - playing a key role in the upturn in performance with its."The decision was taken together with the company's top management after lengthy discussions related to Maurizio's long-term personal boss interests as well as those of the team ferrari itself.Binotto, who has risen through the ranks to technical director and overseen ferrari a big step up in engine performance, had reportedly been a target for rival constructors ferrari and Ferrari were determined to retain his services."All technical areas will continue to report directly to Mattia.". He joined Ferrari as team principal for the 2015 season, succeeding Marco Mattiacci, after working with the team's long-time major sponsor Philip Morris International and sitting on ferrari the F1 Commission.

Following months of sony denials that Ferrari boss was considering a major management shake-up after another failed attempt to win the Formula 1 world championship, news of the change leaked out on Monday.Binotto replaces Maurizio Arrivabene.Barretto said: Ferrari number know that this season could be their season, providing they make a step forward on what they achieved last year.Although having delivered the quickest car for stages of the season, the team failed to capitalise on its opportunities as Mercedes again came out on top.Insiders with good knowledge of the situation have revealed that Ferrari president John Elkann has decided that Binotto is the right space man to lead Ferrari in 2019.The more times they fail, the harder it will to get back up and fight again.Binotto first joined Ferrari in 1995, originally as a test engine engineer and then performed a similar role for the race team from 1997 to 2003.The team had utility earlier denied there was any change of leadership expected but after failing to mount a season-long challenge to Mercedes in 2018 Arrivabene has been dispensed with after four crack years in charge and only two months before the new F1 season begins.Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images.Vettel finished the 2018 season 84 points behind world champion Hamilton.He joined Ferrari as test race engineer in 1995 and has since been race engine engineer, race engineer and head of engines before being made chief technical officer in 2016, a role in which he has been credited with returning Ferrari to the front.Maurizio Arrivabene criticised his team after a mishap during qualifying for last years Japanese.Binotto, a Ferrari stalwart with more than two decades of experience at Maranello, takes over with immediate effect and with all of the team's technical areas continuing to report directly to him. Arrivabene's tenure had looked uncertain for some time, with reports as far back as October, 2017 suggesting Binotto could replace the former Philip number Morris marketing executive.
After four years of untiring commitment and dedication Maurizio Arrivabene is leaving the team, Ferrari said in a statement.
"During this season there have been many attempts at destabilisation, sometimes with stories about the drivers, others about the technicians.