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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:17

Ferrari Boss resigns from F1 team

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It has been confirmed that Ferrari F1 Team boss Stefano Domenicali has resigned with immediate effect and will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci.

Stefano was in charge of the Ferrari since 2008 and it has been no secret that the team has struggled to to keep up with the rest of the competition this season, with no podium finishes so far in the current campaign. The 48 year old has always stated that he takes full responsibility for the team and their performance, so it probably comes as no surprise that the principal of one of the most popular teams in Formula One took the difficult decision in resigning his post.

This season has seen the team’s performance and results take a nose dive. Fernando Alonso could only manage two fourth place finishes and a ninth for the three races so far, and Raikkonen has been struggling in car that has finished 7th, 12th and 10th. In Bahrain, Alonso voiced his concerns with the lack of competitiveness and this has justified went recent testing had to be called off, as the car experienced more problems.

It was a sad time for the team, but the ex-boss made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope that it will bring about fresh ideas and impetus that will lead to success. Ferrari President Luca Di Montezemolo acknowledged Domenicali for his ‘constant dedication and effort’ over the past 23 years, and noted that even in his resignation Stefano placed Ferrari above everything else.

Marco steps in to the role with immediate effect, but it is clear that he is not necessarily the right man for the job in the long run. Mattiacci is currently the president of Ferrari North America and will look after the team for the next race in China. After this, all eyes will be on Ross Brawn, and the F1 racing world is expecting Ross to be offered the position to take the Ferrari team to where it should, rivalling for the Drivers and Constructors Championships every season. Brawn is respected in the racing world and was part of the Ferrari team when they were successful between 1999 and 2004.