Ferrari are experiencing a massive turmoil with respect to on track results, as the team suddenly find themselves way behind Mercedes on the constructor’s championship points table and with respect to on-track performance.
Ferrari had the advantage with respect to power and performance up until Monza, but the last two weekends have been all Mercedes.
Hamilton now has a 50 point advantage over Vettel and Mercedes lead Ferrari by 37 points, having secured maximum points from the Russian GP.
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
While everything is going downhill on track, off the track as well, things aren’t looking very positive for Ferrari.(that could be a major reason for the on track issues as well).
Now, according to reports in Italy, Arrivabene is set to leave Ferrari and move to Italian football giants Juventus.
Arrivabene is already on the Juventus board and with Marotta set to leave in October, Arrivabene has been lined up as the replacement.
Now, Arrivabene has close links to the Agnelli family, who own both Juventus and FIAT company.
Arrivabene has been Ferrari’s team principal since 2014 and has led a mini revival of sorts, but Ferrari still haven’t been able to take the attack to Mercedes.
So Arrivabene has worked with Sebastian Vettel, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Kimi Raikkonen.
What a great CV!
— Afiq Shari © 🇲🇾 (@AfiqShari) October 1, 2018
— GP Today (@GP_Today) October 1, 2018
The internal politics in Ferrari has been an issue for quite sometime now and the problem has grown larger ever since the demise of Sergio Marchionne.
Marchionne wanted Leclerc to join Ferrari, as he felt that he was going to be Ferrari’s golden boy, but Arrivabene wanted Kimi to stay on, especially during the transition period.
While the new Ferrari management were on board with Arrivabene’s assessment, they finally went ahead with what Marchionne had planned.
According to F1UAT and SmileTech, the internal politics in Ferrari are at an all-time high, with Arrivabene set to be shown the door, just like Kimi Raikkonen.
Dalle info che abbiamo ci sono molti problemi interni.. Una sorta di lotta tra clan.. Insomma una squadra che non esiste più
— FunoAnalisitecnica® (@spontonc) September 29, 2018
non ci sarebbe stato più un vero e proprio Team Principal. Marchionne ne avrebbe preso alcuni compiti, Binotto anche, al suo fianco. Il vero e proprio Direttore Tecnico sarebbe diventato Mekies, arrivato questo mese dalla FIA. Questa era l’idea di Marchionne.
— PG Tech (@SmilexTech) September 29, 2018