The former head of the Ferrari F1 team, Maurizio Arrivabene, has been suspended from football for two years by the Italian authorities, as he is said to be partly responsible for irregularities in the finances of the Juventus football club and interference with the players' transfer contracts. The 65-year-old Arrivabene was one of the leading members of the club when he was working with Ferrari, and he became the general manager at the end of 2021, but he resigned from his position in November 2022, when the news of the investigation of irregularities leaked to the public.
German media report that the fired Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene is said to have followed his former racer Kimi Raikkonen to the Swiss Sauber team, which is becoming increasingly close to the Maranello team. Arrivabene's close ties with the owners of Ferrari suggest that the Italian would take a role in the Sauber team, which would then slowly become the factory team of Alfa Romeo. Raikkonen did not want to comment on the rumors about Arrivabene before the new season, nor was he overly talkative about the team’s chances this season. “We’ll see when the race car is on the track, and then we’ll plan how to move forward,” he said. But I think we have every chance of achieving a lot, and no one knows where this will take us. "The Finn breathed a sigh of relief after leaving Ferrari, as he had never been a supporter of politics.
From the Ferrari team comes the unofficial news that Maurizio Arrivabene will be replaced by Mattia Binotto. This has been speculated about for some time, and although Maranello has denied hints that the title fight will change again, now sources from the Italian team say that the new president of Ferrari, John Elkann, has decided that Binotto right to lead the team. The official confirmation of the exchange is expected to be on the schedule soon, probably today. Arrivabene lost his place as boss because failures in the team’s leadership were expected to greatly contribute to the team’s new defeat. The biggest example of such a mistake is the vague role of another racer, Kimi Raikkonen, which led to unpopular events at the German Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix. There were also a number of stra
Ever since the race for the Italian Grand Prix, where the Ferrari season began to break, there have been speculations that the drop in form was due to the team's decision to say goodbye to Kimi Raikkonen and inform Finc just before the race. Raikkonen won the best starting position in the qualifiers on Saturday, and in the race the two Maranello team riders fought each other in the first lap, helping Lewis Hamilton, with whom Sebastian Vettel collided and spun. Hamilton won the race, and since then the red race car has failed to compete with the Silver Arrows. The official confirmation that Raikkonen is leaving the team at the end of the season has fueled theories that the Finn wanted to win for himself instead of helping Vettl, which was denied by team boss Maurizio Arrivabene, who points out that both racers are pro
Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene said after the crash in the qualifiers, where Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel started the last part of the qualifiers on light rain tires, even though the track was dry, that the wrong choice of tires was unacceptable and at odds with common sense. Vettel will only start the race for the Grand Prix of Japan from eighth place (although he only reached the ninth time), as Ferrari wrongly predicted the arrival of rain and sent their racer to the track on light rain tires. When they realized their mistake and the racers in the pits installed the tires on the dry track, the expected rain really came, but by then practically all the competitors had already driven a fast lap on the dry track, and the Ferrari racers were already driving on partly wet. Raikkonen was in the pits a bit earlier than Vettel and will d
After a promising start to the season, when it looked like they might be able to beat the hitherto dominant Mercedes this year, the Ferrari team found themselves in a serious crisis in the second half of the season, which also takes its toll on the track. Lewis Hamilton has five races before the end of the season with a 50-point advantage over Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettl, and Mercedes is 37 points ahead of Ferrari in the constructors ’standings. However, after the departure of Kimi Raikkonen was announced after the race for the Italian Grand Prix, news is now coming that the boss, Maurizio Arrivabene, will also leave the team to take over the management of the Juventus football club. Arrivabene has very good relations with the Agnelli family, which owns both the Juventus club and the entire FIAT concern. Arrivabene is said to have left Ferrari, k
Maurizio Arrivabene said Charles Leclerc has a contract with Ferrari signed until 2022. With Monaco, Ferrari has such long-term plans. Arrivabene revealed the details of the contract Leclerc signed upon joining Ferrari’s racing school years ago. "We signed our first contract with Charles in November 2015. At that time we had already agreed on his future in Formula 1, we did the same with Giovinazzi. This means that we also changed the way we organize our racing school and the way we develop racing talents in of the future. " “Charles is thus no surprise as he is one of our most talented Formula 1 racers. Thank God he is a racer who grew up with us and I hope he stays with us at least until the end of the 2022 season. When you make decisions about racers
Ferrari team leader Maurizio Arrivabene said the door to the team is always open for the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. The young Schumacher is currently in second place in the overall standings of Formula 3, in which he has already scored six victories this year. Mick is not a member of the racing program of any of the teams in Formula 1, but the connection with Ferrari is always present because of his father. Arrivabene said Mick doesn’t need to put extra pressure in this part of his career. He needs to be allowed to develop as a racer. The latest results are very good and I wish him an outstanding career. ”“ With the last name he made history with Ferrari, the door to Maranello is always open to him. If he wants to, of course. Of course, we do not want to overtake events. We have to let him
Ferrari’s new president, Louis Camilleri, said in Monza that the Maranello team has not yet decided if Kimi Raikkonen will race for them next season. Camilleri took over the reins of Ferrari this summer after former President Sergio Marchionnne died as a result of complications from shoulder surgery. The new president is on good terms with Raikkonen, who is expected to sign a new contract as part of a racing weekend in Italy, but so far no team has confirmed who will be their second racer alongside Sebatian Vettl. All eyes are, of course, on the decision of the Italian team, as Finca could be replaced by 20-year-old Charles Leclerc, who is racing for the Sauber team this year, alongside Vettl. “We haven’t decided yet,” Camilleri said on Friday. "We did not set any deadline for the decision, but when s
Ferrari's first successes this season surprised many Formula 1 analysts. If they fought with the others last season, the others had to fight with them in the first two races. And what has changed like that during the winter break? Niki Lauda is convinced that the new technical manager of the Ferrari team, Mattia Binotto, is to blame for the success. He also mentioned this in an interview for the Italian newspaper Repubblica. 'And you think Binotto is Italian? He may already have a surname, but otherwise he comes from Switzerland, and accordingly he also organized you Italians and made sure that you work and gave you enough space for your ideas, "Lauda was clear. Lauda bets everything on Binotti. "He is the main figure of success with them, I totally believe in that," Lauda is convinced. Either way, Binotti didn’t have an easy job as he did