Ferrari brought some changes to its personnel at the Baku Grand Prix, presenting a new head of strategy.
Due to that, Ferrari Team Principal, Mattia Binotto, will not seat at the pit wall but inside the garage instead. That is also because only seven people can seat at the pit wall.
Some Team Principals like to seat at the pit wall, but others stay inside the garage, for instance: Toto Wolff.
The new head of strategy chosen by Ferrari is Ravin Jain, a 26-years old Briton. He joined the team in 2016, and he will replace Inaki Rueda, who became the sporting director.
“When we launched the new structure in February we said Laurent is taking the role as racing director,” a Ferrari spokesman told Motorsport.com. “And Inaki Rueda was going to take the role of sporting director while remaining the head of the strategy.
“So for the first part of the season, we’ve done a process where step-by-step Inaki was taking that responsibility, shadowing Laurent.
“Now this process has come to a point where he is fully in charge of that. And as racing director, Laurent is overseeing everything that happens on the trackside.
“The other novelty is that Ravin Jain will be in charge of strategy, and he will be on the pit wall.”
Jain graduated from Oxford, and he has a first-class degree in physics. Moreover, he also has a master’s degree in mathematical and theoretical physics.
In 2013, while he was still studying, he worked for Caterham, and one year later he found a job at Williams.
In 2015, he worked at Ferrari on strategy and mathematical modeling. Just one year later, he joined the team.
“He is a very young engineer, and he was selected through the Ferrari Engineering Academy,” said the team spokesman. “So in his way, it’s in parallel to the career that Charles [Leclerc] has had in the Driver Academy.
“We are happy that you can see that people can grow up in the team and take more and more responsibility. You can have an opportunity without having to come from different teams, and so on.”