1. using it as a bragaining chip for future talks
2. someone are hinting that domenicalli was to weak, and thinking more about the image
3. gracious, because ferrari wanted to avoid another bad press about formula1 at that time.
etc. etc. etc.
I don't want to get into the discussion of Silverstone and the ban because no matter what people will always blame Ferrari. What I want to mention is number 2. This is absolutely true. Stefano is a gracious man, very good with the public and polite. He does not have in him, the ability to be forceful and assertive. Case in point, it has been mentioned publicly about outside vendors being slow to produce some parts Ferrari needs. This has held up development on certain things. Instead of Stefano calling the vendors and telling them Ferrari must have the parts now or else, it was Luca who had to tell the vendors you have 5 days to get the parts to Ferrari or we will no longer use your services and this goes not only for Ferrari but for FIAT & Chrysler too. The parts arrived before the deadline, with one vendor hiring a private plane to deliver the parts to Maranello.
I like Stefano, he is a Ferrari man through & through but I think he lacks an assertiveness & "killer instinct" that a TP should have to use from time to time. It doesn't matter so much as long as the job gets done but I'm afraid this will ultimately be his demise unless Ferrari returns to winning for immediately. I believe LDM will replace him and when/if this happens what I've said here will be one of the reasons cited as to why he would be removed as TP.