Mattiacci, current President and CEO of Ferrari North America, is the new
Director of Ferrari Formula One team. He comes in place of Stefano Domenicali who
has quit his position as Director of the Gestione Sportiva.
to a statement from Ferrari, Domenicali said he regretted not being able to
“harvest what we worked so hard to sow in recent years”. Forty-eight-year-old Domenicali
had on November 12, 2007 taken over role
of Director of the Ferrari Formula One team. He then became the team principle.
Though during his tenure Ferrari saw some great victories, off late the
winnings had diminished.
are special moments that come along in everyone’s professional life, when one
needs courage to take difficult and very agonising decisions,” said Domenicali.
“It is time for a significant change. As the boss, I take responsibility, as I
have always done, for our current situation. This decision has been taken with
the aim of doing something to shake things up and for the good of this group of
people that I feel very close to. With all my heart, I thank all the men and
women in the team, the drivers and the partners for the wonderful relationship
we have enjoyed over all these years. I hope that very soon, Ferrari will be
back where it deserves to be. My final words of thanks go to our President, for
having always supported me and to all our fans. I only regret that we have been
unable to harvest what we worked so hard to sow in recent years.”
accepting Stefano Domenicali’s resignation, Ferrari President Luca di
Montezemolo commented: “I thank Stefano Domenicali, not only for his constant
dedication and effort, but also for the great sense of responsibility he has
shown, even today, in always putting the interests of Ferrari above all else. I
hold Domenicali in esteem and I have watched him grow professionally over the
twenty three years we have worked together, I now wish him every success for
the future. I also want to wish all the best to Marco Mattiacci, whom I know to
be a highly regarded manager and who knows the company well. He has accepted
this challenge with enthusiasm.”
receiving Stefano Domenicali’s resignation, Ferrari thanked him for the
dedication he brought to his service to the company, in positions of ever
increasing responsibility over the past 23 years. It offered Stefano Domenicali
its most sincere best wishes for the future, the Ferrari statement added.
Inputs from Motown India
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