The Alpine F1 Team has made a surprising decision by choosing Mattia Binotto, the former team principal of Ferrari, as their new leader. Luca de Meo, the CEO of Renault Group, personally handpicked Binotto to take over from Otmar Szafnauer. Binotto, who has extensive experience in the design and engineering of single-seaters, as well as managing a Formula 1 team, is expected to officially start his new position in September. However, the timing of the announcement will depend on any remaining contractual obligations Binotto has with Ferrari and the internal situation within the French team. Binotto’s appointment has generated excitement and anticipation for the future of Alpine F1, as fans and experts eagerly await to witness the team’s progress under his guidance.