Mattia Binotto is the new Chief Technical Officer of Ferrari F1. He is 45 years of age and comes from Lausanne, in Switzerland. He is a graduate of mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Lausanne in 1994, he then went on to study for a Masters in motor vehicle engineering at the University of Modena. He then joined Ferrari as a test engineer in 1995. He moved to the race team in 1997 and worked with Rubens Barrichello, in particular, before becoming chief engineer of race and assembly in the engine department in 2007. Two years later he became Head of Engine and KERS Operations and in October 2013 was named as Deputy Director, Engine and Electronics, taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer, Power Unit, the following year.