Stefano Domenicali has stepped down as Ferrari team principal. The news had not been expected.
“There are certain moments in the professional life of each of us where it takes courage to make tough decisions,” Domenicali said. “It’s time to implement a major change. I take responsibility – as I always have – for the situation we are experiencing. It is a choice taken with the desire to do something to give a jolt to our environment and for the sake of this group, which are closely linked. I sincerely thank all the men and women of the team, the drivers and partners for the wonderful relationship we have had in these years. I wish you all that you can quickly return to the levels that Ferrari deserves.”
Ferrari has struggled in recent years and has not won a World Championship since 2007. This year the cars – and the power units – have not been competitive.
The job of running Gestione Sportiva will go to Marco Mattiacci – CEO of Ferrari North America.