Former Ferrari boss Domenicali appointed F1 CEO | Racing Information

Components One needn’t concern any Ferrari favouritism when the Italian workforce’s former boss Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as chief govt in January, Purple Bull principal Christian Horner mentioned on Friday.
He was talking earlier than Components One’s house owners Liberty Media formally introduced the Italian will take over from Carey in January subsequent yr.
The Italian can even be F1 president with Carey, who led the revamping of the game following the 2017 ouster of former supremo Bernie Ecclestone, transferring to the place of non-executive chairman.
Talking to reporters on the Russian Grand Prix earlier than the announcement, Horner mentioned Domenicali’s appointment could be nice for the game.
“Having competed towards him when he was workforce principal of Ferrari he had lots of integrity, he was a racer, a competitor, he understands the enterprise,” mentioned Horner, now the game’s longest-serving workforce boss.
Domenicali is chairman and chief govt of Italian sportscar maker Lamborghini and in addition heads the governing FIA’s single-seater fee. He ran Ferrari from 2008-14.
His appointment places Components One’s three high jobs within the palms of ex-Ferrari bosses. Jean Todt, whose time period expires subsequent yr, is FIA president whereas former technical director Ross Brawn is F1’s managing director for motorsport.
“You have a look at the make-up of the highest finish of the game with Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Stefano and it appears like a mid-1990s or early 2000 Components One setup,” mentioned Horner.
“However I do not suppose there’s any specific bias or love in direction of Ferrari from any of these people. I am positive Stefano… shall be scrupulous in his impartiality.”
Rival followers have lengthy sensed a bias in direction of the oldest, most glamorous and profitable workforce — cynically referring to the FIA in instances passed by as Ferrari Worldwide Help.
“I feel we’ll be in protected palms with Stefano on the helm,” mentioned Mercedes technical head James Allison, additionally an ex-Ferrari worker.
Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul mentioned the Italian, whose present Volkswagen Group-owned employer just isn’t in Components One, knew what was wanted to assist producers.
“He additionally is aware of most likely why they don’t seem to be in Components One,” added the Frenchman. “I suppose he is obtained an fascinating perspective to supply in relation to that.”
McLaren principal Andreas Seidl known as the Italian “a terrific selection.” The workforce mentioned Domenicali was “the suitable particular person to guide the game into its new period.”

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