An Italian media outlet says it’ll be “difficult” for Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene to leave Ferrari to take up a role on the board of football club Juventus.
Multiple Italian media outlets published Arrivabene as one of nine contenders for
Milan newspaper Il Giornale published the article describing Arrivabene’s move from Ferrari as “
Arrivabene is already a non-executive director of the Juventus football club, which plays in the Italian ‘Serie A’ football competition.
Juventus and Ferrari are both owned by the holding company Exor.
Pressure is mounting on Ferrari as another World Championship title looks increasingly unlikely
Ferrari is 53 points behind Mercedes in the Constructors Championship after the Silver Arrows finished first and second in Sochi.
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“I’m responsible for the team,” Arrivabene said in a press conference held just before the Singapore Grand Prix.
“When the result is not coming, it’s my responsibility,” he said, adding that he’s the one to “blame.”
Arrivabene joined Ferrari as Team Principal for the 2015 season, following the departure of Marco Mattiacci.
Discussions about Arrivabene’s future with Ferrari have been prevalent since the winless 2016 season.
In 2017, Italian media suggested Arrivabene’s replacement could be Ferrari’s Chief Technical Officer Mattia Binotto.
However, no claims materialized.
Ahead of the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel defended Arrivabene and said he was the “key person” in Ferrari’s 2015 resurgence.
Vettel described Arrivabene’s way of thinking as “innovative” and “creative.”
“He is well respected by all the people,” Vettel added.
Ferrari has not won a World Championship since 2007 when Kimi Raikkonen was the Drivers World Champion.
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