Following the passing of former Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne, many members of the racing community paid tribute to him. Among them were former Ferrari personnel, Fernando Alonso and FIA president Jean Todt. Even Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey joined the wide F1 community in paying tribute to former Ferrari CEO and chairman.
Here is a selection of tributes to the late Italian.
It is with great sadness that I learned that Sergio Marchionne tragically and unexpectedly passed away.
Sergio achieved a colossal amount for the automotive industry and motor sport worldwide. He dedicated himself fully to turn around the FIAT-Chrysler group and put all his energy to bring Scuderia Ferrari back to the top.
He was an endearing, upstanding and brave man, an unconventional and visionary leader. He was an eminent member of the FIA F1 Strategy Group and of the FIA High-Level Panel for Road Safety. His death is a considerable loss.
On behalf of the entire FIA community, all my thoughts go out to his family, his friends and his Ferrari and Fiat-Chrysler group teams.
Jean Todt, FIA president
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sergio Marchionne. He was a great leader of not just Formula 1 and the automobile world, but the business world overall.
He led with great passion, energy and insight, and inspired all around him. His contributions to Formula 1 are immeasurable. He was also a true friend to all of us and he will be deeply missed. At this difficult time we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.
Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1
This is a sad day for all of us in F1. We have a lost a huge supporter of our sport, a fierce competitor, an ally and a friend. Our heartfelt sympathies are with Sergio’s family and all at Scuderia Ferrari at this difficult time.
Toto Wolff, Mercedes team principal
Very sad news about Sergio Marchionne. A great leader and an icon of the automotive industry.
Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO
Sad news. Rest in piece.
Charles Leclerc, Alfa Romeo Sauber driver
Very sad to hear that Sergio Marchionne has passed away. All my condolences to his family and Scuderia Ferrari. Rest in peace.
Sergio Perez, Force India driver
Very sad news about Sergio Marchionne. All my thoughts with his family and friends.
Romain Grosjean, Haas driver
Condolences to Sergio Marchione’s family, it was an honour to meet such a great person.
Marc Gene, former Ferrari test driver
Rest in peace Sergio.
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes driver
Landed in Budapest with very sad news. Rest in peace Sergio. Great loss for the sport. My condolences and support to his family and friends, and to the Scuderia Ferrari family.
Carlos Sainz Jnr, Renault driver
Sad news today. Rest in peace Sergio. Great man and always very supportive. My condolences to his family and friends, and all the Scuderia Ferrari family.
Fernando Alonso, McLaren driver