Dec.2 - Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo admits he is "worried" about his former team.

Specialist German reports claim Sauber-Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur has now turned down Ferrari's invitation for him to replace axed team boss Mattia Binotto.

McLaren's Andreas Seidl and Red Bull's Christian Horner also reportedly said no, with many insiders believing the role is akin to a poisoned chalice at the Maranello-based marque.

Luca di Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo (2013)

Corriere dello Sport claims that Ferrari chairman John Elkann is currently working on a three-person management solution similar to the way Red Bull handled the death of Dietrich Mateschitz.

The three-person solution would involve an overall management head, a team principal and a technical director.

Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna may currently be the interim boss, and he was asked this week at Milan Polytechnic university about who will ultimately replace Binotto.

"2,500 years ago, Heraclitus said 'Everything flows'," Vigna jokingly answered.

Di Montezemolo, who so successfully led Ferrari until he was ousted in 2014, commented: "I'm sorry about the situation at Ferrari and I'm worried.

"In these moments, since I really care about Ferrari, I prefer not to comment other than to note that it seems to me to be a company without a leader."

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9 F1 Fan comments on “Former Ferrari F1 team boss worried about current situation

  1. smokey

    Get rid of John Elkann and bring back Luca di Montezemolo if you want the prancing horse to taste success again.
    Ferrari went very well under Luca, and Ferrari people were happy to work there. That transformed into success because Luca has a background in motor racing and understands how to make it happen and understands the culture.
    Elkann is an industrialist who knows nothing about motor sport and seems to resent it. Elkann is the wrong person to be Ferrari president because he doesn't understand the culture and doesn't share the passion of the tifosi. Elkann is a square peg in a round hole!

      • smokey

        Not sure I agree that Luca would be too old for that posting, on the basis that if you look around at the world's leaders there are a lot, including USA, who are in their seventies and older! Trump is 76 years of age and Biden is 80 years of age! President of Ireland is 81.
        I believe Luca still has the passion to make it work.

        • Nobodysperfect

          That true, but those old guys don't have to understand the pinnacle of motorsport. It would be great for Ferrari if he returned. But he might be better of as board member I guess.

          But I don't think the current chairman of the boards at Ferrari can cope with his passion...Hahaha


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