Arrivabene’s role as the team principal has come under scrutiny due to lack of results for Ferrari, despite having the strongest package on track for a large part of the season.
Reports earlier this week had stated that Marchionne had earlier made up his mind that Arrivabene would be relieved of his duties as Ferrari team principal.
The reports from Italy stated that with the Juventus CEO, Marotta set to leave in October, Arrivabene, who is already on the board of Juventus is expected to take his place.
If Arrivabene indeed leaves, Binotto would become Ferrari’s team principal.
The CEO of Juventus is leaving the club and Arrivabene is one of the people on the list to replace him.
If that happens: Mattia Binotto is mostlikely becoming team principal and Mekies who recently started his work at Ferrari will become chief technical director https://t.co/ULcREmjLBg
— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) October 1, 2018
If Arrivabene’s move to Juventus happens, Mekies (who started at Ferrari on September 20th) will become the new chief technical officer and Binotto will replace Arrivabene as team principal. #F1
— Beatrice Zamuner (@ZamunerB) October 1, 2018
However, Arrivabene has rubbished all those reports, confirming that he is staying put at Ferrari and is not moving to Juventus.
“I’m at Ferrari and my future will be at Ferrari,” said Arrivabene.
“I have been an exponent of the company’s Board of Directors for years and before taking up this position in Maranello, I had the delegation of control / risks and I am pleased to remain on the board, provided that the appointment is accepted at the next shareholders’ meeting, and I am honored, but my work remains here ” he added as confirmed by Gazetta dello sport.
There have been rumours of internal politics still being rampant at Ferrari and how Arrivabene was supposed to fall prey to it, but according to his admission at the new Ferrari livery launch, he isn’t going anywhere.