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Stefano Domenicali set to become the new Formula 1 CEO


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#1 Anja

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 20:55

https://www.racefans...-formula-1-ceo/

 

Domenicali is supposed to replace Chase Carey before the start of the next season. 



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#2 Afterburner

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 20:59

We must remain calm!



#3 Spyker

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 20:59

If you have shares in F1, sell them now.

#4 Ben1445

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:02

Is this good or bad?

#5 noikeee

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:03

I'm only okay with this if he grows Chase's moustache and rocks Bernie's haircut.

No, seriously, I understand we see very little of the actual jobs of these guys, he could be a genius behind closed doors, but all we know is he wasn't much successful at Ferrari. So this sounds a bit weird?

#6 PedroDiCasttro

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:04

Isn't he the current Lamborghini CEO?

#7 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:04

Do they only give jobs to ex Ferrari people or something  :lol:



#8 Ben1445

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:06

What’s making Chase Carey want out?

#9 balage06

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:07

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#10 boomn

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:10

Was Colin Kolles not available?



#11 Hakki069

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:11

Seriously another ex Ferrari person in a leading role.

I really hope Toto Wolff replaces Jean Todt as FIA boss when his time is up.

#12 Leibowitz

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:13

He inherited an incredible structure inside Ferrari and managed to screw it up in a couple of years. Not the best choice IMO.

#13 Leibowitz

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:14

We must remain calm!


This and “Rory Byrne is working on next year’s Ferrari”. Those two sentences cost me about 10 years of life.

#14 Lights

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:18

So much negativity.

 

I'd say why not. Stefano seems like a good dude. Perhaps the most down to earth leader Ferrari has ever had. And he understands racing better than Carey ever will.



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:21

I'm only okay with this if he grows Chase's moustache and rocks Bernie's haircut.

No, seriously, I understand we see very little of the actual jobs of these guys, he could be a genius behind closed doors, but all we know is he wasn't much successful at Ferrari. So this sounds a bit weird?

They fought for 2 titles to the last race.

 

Haven't done that since he left. 



#16 FLB

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:22

He inherited an incredible structure inside Ferrari and managed to screw it up in a couple of years. Not the best choice IMO.

It wasn't him. 

 

 

Luca di Montezemolo lost the plot and Sergio Marchionne decided to write his own.



#17 H0R

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:31

I always felt like he was one of the good guys, although I am a dyed-in-the-wool McLaren fan. So I remain optimistic until proven wrong.


Edited by H0R, 22 September 2020 - 21:32.


#18 noikeee

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:31

They fought for 2 titles to the last race.

 

Haven't done that since he left. 

 

Ok, fair enough.



#19 Marklar

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:32

who exactly were you guys expecting?

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#20 JRodrigues

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:33

They fought for 2 titles to the last race.

 

Haven't done that since he left. 

 

Jean Todt was still at Ferrari in 2007. And it was Domenicalli inhability to lead a team that made them lose the title in 2008, when Kimi was leading championship 5 races in, with Massa in 2nd. and then came ultra-competitive 2009 car. And ended with the super-fast 2014 one.


Edited by JRodrigues, 22 September 2020 - 21:34.


#21 RPM40

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:36

Jean Todt was still at Ferrari in 2007. And it was Domenicalli inhability to lead a team that made them lose the title in 2008, when Kimi was leading championship 5 races in, with Massa in 2nd. and then came ultra-competitive 2009 car. And ended with the super-fast 2014 one.

 

I'm not sure what relevance Kimi leading after 5 races has, Massa fought for the title, only losing by 1 point. Domenicali also managed to get Alonso into the team, which really sealed their competitiveness. Something they haven't really recovered from losing.


Edited by RPM40, 22 September 2020 - 21:37.


#22 DeKnyff

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:42

who exactly were you guys expecting?

Toto.



#23 GlenWatkins

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:48

who exactly were you guys expecting?

 

Anyone other than a ex-Ferrari employee.  This is truly getting incestuous. 



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:49

I'm only okay with this if he grows Chase's moustache and rocks Bernie's haircut.

No, seriously, I understand we see very little of the actual jobs of these guys, he could be a genius behind closed doors, but all we know is he wasn't much successful at Ferrari. So this sounds a bit weird?

You do know that he was working with ferrari way before he was appointed as TP ( since 1992 ) ? No you dont.


Edited by Fastonslicks, 22 September 2020 - 21:51.


#25 loki

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:52

who exactly were you guys expecting?

Ross Brown...

 

 

Remember gang running a race team isn’t like running a commercial rights racing company.  Functionally FOM is as much a media company and production house as it is promotion and marketing.  That’s why Carey was brought in.  He was the media business guy.  Bratches was the media operations guy.  The two year debacle of F1 TV sealed his fate.  If Domenicalli doesn’t work out there’s a guy in Indianapolis that has race promotion experience.  His family sold their business earlier this year so he might be looking for a gig.  His sisters don’t work for Liberty so they couldn’t fire him this time.



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:53

You do know that he was working with ferrari way before he was appointed as TP ( since 1992 ) ? No you dont.

So what??  



#27 Leibowitz

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:56

They fought for 2 titles to the last race.

Haven't done that since he left.



Mostly due to RB reliability and mistakes in 2010, and Alonso’s monster of a season in 2012.
They were almost always third fastest team pace wise.

#28 Fastcake

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 21:59

Since his Ferrari days, Stefano Domenicali spent time working for the FIA on motorsport, and spent time at Audi before heading to his current position as Chief Executive of Lamborghini. He's got a lot more experience than just Ferrari team principal. I quite liked him personally, for what it was worth.

 

When Liberty first came in they put in place a trifecta with two media men and a Formula One guy. Now we've got the Formula One guy and another Formula One guy, with a sidestep into motoring. Interesting change of approach.



#29 Spyker

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:00

Personally I wouldn't hire anyone from Ferarri to run a go kart team let alone F1. The culture seems too hierarchical, bureaucratic, old school. You need someone with an open mindset that will bring a flat management style and open the door to new ideas. Someone like Toto

#30 Leibowitz

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:01

Stefano always struck me as a somewhat of a weak leader. I remember in 2011 during that short blown diffuser ban that he was pushing for compromise for the interest of sport bla bla. He might have been right in that regard, but when you are running a team, you push for policies that are in the interest of your own team.

Edited by Leibowitz, 22 September 2020 - 22:06.


#31 RPM40

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:02

Mostly due to RB reliability and mistakes in 2010, and Alonso’s monster of a season in 2012.
They were almost always third fastest team pace wise.

Agreed completely. But it was his management that got Alonso into the team and as a team they really gelled and got the maximum from each other.

 

I remember the "This is the most beautiful" message after Alonso's win at Malaysia 2012.



#32 Leibowitz

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:04

Agreed completely. But it was his management that got Alonso into the team and as a team they really gelled and got the maximum from each other.

I remember the "This is the most beautiful" message after Alonso's win at Malaysia 2012.



Yeah, I definitely give him credit for hiring Alonso. And race operations were decent. However, they were just unable to build a properly fast car.

#33 ARTGP

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:05

hysteric   :D



#34 JRodrigues

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:13

Agreed completely. But it was his management that got Alonso into the team and as a team they really gelled and got the maximum from each other.

 

I remember the "This is the most beautiful" message after Alonso's win at Malaysia 2012.

 

Yes.. with the great Alonso they managed to wipe out everyone. 10 championships in 4 years..  :clap:


Edited by JRodrigues, 23 September 2020 - 12:47.


#35 Fastonslicks

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:22

So what??  

So what? It seems that according to you the only responsible in a team for success is the TP. Wel no. Far from that. He s been appointed in key roles during the Schumacher title seasons.


Edited by Fastonslicks, 22 September 2020 - 22:22.


#36 ATM

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:32

As long as the man will be impartial, he might actually do a good job, as he knows the drill inside out. Plus, now would be the time to throw the book at the teams and really do things for the good of the sport.

👋mr Domenicali, if you’re reading this, welcome onboard and please put in a good word to get rid of skyscraper front wings for us. 2 plates should look nice enough on any car. Pretty please with a cherry on top?

#37 DoodoolTalla

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:32

Meh. He's a nice guy and it showed during his time as the Ferrari TP but from what I've read he's done very well as the Lambo CEO. 



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:34

Liberty needs a boss who knows F1, someone the teams know, now they've got one. 

 

Who else was in the frame?

 

Flavio Briatore
Vijay Mallya
Eddie Jordan
Ron Dennis
Maurizio Arrivabene
Claire Williams
Martin Whitmarsh
Christian Horner
Helmut Marko
Cyril Abiteboul

Best of luck if it had been any of them.

 

BTW - the EJiot didn't predict this one did he!!



#39 Leibowitz

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:36

Liberty needs a boss who knows F1, someone the teams know, now they've got one.

Who else was in the frame?

Flavio Briatore
Vijay Mallya
Eddie Jordan
Ron Dennis
Maurizio Arrivabene
Claire Williams
Martin Whitmarsh
Christian Horner
Helmut Marko
Cyril Abiteboul

Best of luck if it had been any of them.

BTW - the EJiot didn't predict this one did he!!

Tbh I’d like to see Ron in charge. Just for the sake of Ronspeak.

Edited by Leibowitz, 22 September 2020 - 22:42.


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#40 Atreiu

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:38

You guys either know a lot or not enough of actual business.

#41 jonpollak

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:43

Is this good or bad?


Jp

#42 Ellios

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:56

Is this good or bad?

 

or ugly ! 



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:56

Liberty needs a boss who knows F1, someone the teams know, now they've got one. 

 

Who else was in the frame?

 

Flavio Briatore
Vijay Mallya
Eddie Jordan
Ron Dennis
Maurizio Arrivabene
Claire Williams
Martin Whitmarsh
Christian Horner
Helmut Marko
Cyril Abiteboul

Best of luck if it had been any of them.

 

BTW - the EJiot didn't predict this one did he!!

 

what have you got against Arrivabene  :lol: . 


Edited by ARTGP, 22 September 2020 - 22:57.


#44 r4mses

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 22:59

Flavio would have been fun with ALO coming back :)

 

...and I'm sure, the first thing Flavio would've taken care of is to bring back grid girls!  :rotfl:



#45 pdac

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 23:17

If the teams didn't already hold the power in F1, they will now.



#46 Rodaknee

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 23:27

If the teams didn't already hold the power in F1, they will now.

Care to explain?  The teams don't hold the purse strings, don't own the tracks or set the rules,  So where is their power?



#47 FLB

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 23:45

Racer's Chris Medland is now reporting it as well, so I guess the official announcement will come:

 

https://racer.com/20...over-as-f1-ceo/



#48 FLB

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 23:59

Andrew Benson is reporting it as official as well:

 

https://mobile.twitt...522058066911232



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Posted 23 September 2020 - 00:12

Andrew Benson is reporting it as official as well:

 

https://mobile.twitt...522058066911232

Benson appears to like him!

 

Domenicali is a highly respected and well-liked figure in F1, a charismatic and genial character with a strong track record in management.

He is the last team principal under whom Ferrari won a world title - the constructors’ championship in 2008.

He resigned in 2014 after refusing to comply with then-president Luca di Montezemolo’s wish for him to sack Ferrari's engine head after the team badly underestimated the requirements of the new turbo-hybrid engine regulations.



#50 ANF

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 00:19

What’s making Chase Carey want out?

I often wonder what makes him want in.