Simone Resta Exits Haas as Technical Director

Simone Resta, the Technical Director at Haas, has concluded his tenure with the American team and may be heading to rejoin Ferrari.


By Ben Bush
Updated on January 16, 2024

Simone Resta Exits Haas

Simone Resta, serving as the Technical Director for Haas, has completed his term with the American team. Insights from suggest his return to Ferrari, but not within their Formula 1 team.

According to sources, Resta’s new position at Ferrari, which encompasses a sports car division and an automotive operation at their Maranello base, is yet to be specified.

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Resta, chief designer at Ferrari from 2014 to 2018, initially joined Haas for the 2021 season on a loan basis from Ferrari after a tenure as the head of the technical department at Alfa Romeo. has revealed that his loan period concluded at the end of the 2023 season, prompting a return to Ferrari.

His exit marks a period of significant change for Haas, as Team Principal Guenther Steiner also recently departed, having led the team since its 2016 F1 inception.

Steiner’s successor is Ayao Komatsu, the former Director of Engineering, but Resta’s replacement as the technical department lead remains undecided.

Haas is also actively seeking a Chief Operating Officer overseeing all non-competitive aspects, including HR, administration, finance, marketing, and communications.

READ MORE: Former Haas F1 Driver Grosjean on Steiner’s Departure

The countdown to pre-season testing in Bahrain, starting on February 21, is underway, with the 2024 season opening race scheduled at the track from February 29 to March 2.

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