According to the latest rumours, former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali could make a return to the team. The Italian was ousted by Ferrari in 2014, following the Maranello team’s failed attempts to win the title.
But Ferrari has now ousted Maurizio Arrivabene and replaced him with technical boss Mattia Binotto. Some think Binotto handling both the team boss role and the technical directorship is too much for one manager. Some like Gary Anderson believe that making a technical boss the head of the entire team is the wrong call.
“Who will negotiate the Concorde Agreement with Liberty Media? Binotto will have other things to do,” journalist Fulvio Solms said.
And so Corriere dello Sport has cited sources close to the Italian outfit as saying Domenicali could now be back in the frame for a top job in red.
Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica and Autosprint are reporting similarly.
Domenicali, 53, is currently the CEO at Lamborghini, with the report saying he has boosted sales by more than 50 per cent.
Corriere dello Sport said Domenicali could replace Louis Camilleri as Ferrari CEO, with chairman John Elkann reportedly pushing hard for the change.
Camilleri was appointed last year following the sudden death of Sergio Marchionne.
Domenicali took over when Jean Todt stepped down in 2007. He lasted for nearly eight years before being replaced by Marco Mattiacci. However, Mattiacci was sacked after just six months an Arrivabene succeeded him.
Now, it is Mattia Binotto’s turn to take the helm and try and guide Ferrari to victory. However, it will not be an easy task as the team have to contend with a likely civil war between Vettel and LeClerc for dominance.
If these rumours have an element of truth in them, how will Domenicali do on his second stint with Ferrari?