Ferrari’s Cardile Joins Aston Martin as Chief Technical Officer

Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Ferrari technical director Enrico Cardile as their new chief technical officer, effective from next year. The Silverstone-based Formula One team did not disclose a precise start date, but Ferrari had confirmed Cardile’s departure on Monday, hinting at an extended gardening leave period.

Cardile’s move to Aston Martin signifies a significant shift for both teams as Formula One prepares for major changes in 2026. The upcoming season will feature new engine and technical regulations, presenting a critical opportunity for teams to strategize and innovate. Aston Martin’s acquisition of Cardile’s expertise is a strategic move to strengthen their technical capabilities during this transformative period.

Aston Martin team owner and CEO Lawrence Stroll expressed his enthusiasm for Cardile’s arrival, stating, “Enrico shares my motivation to be successful in F1 and will have all the resources available to him to realize that ambition.” Stroll emphasized the team’s commitment to building a formidable force in the sport, referencing the recent appointment of former Mercedes engine boss Andy Cowell as Group CEO in October, and the existing leadership team.

Cardile’s departure from Ferrari follows a recent announcement that Aston Martin will be transitioning from their current Mercedes power units to become the sole team powered by Honda starting in 2026. This strategic partnership with Honda reflects Aston Martin’s ambition to compete at the highest level in Formula One, and Cardile’s arrival further strengthens their technical capacity to achieve this goal.

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