Ferrari gets a new boss again
FERRARI replaced Marco Mattiacci with Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal on Monday in the latest shakeup to the struggling Formula One team.
Mattiacci lasted only seven months on the job after being hired in April to replace Stefano Domenicali, who resigned.
On Sunday, Ferrari finished its first season without a race win since 1993.
Last week, the Italian automaker announced that Sebastian Vettel was replacing Fernando Alonso next year alongside Kimi Raikkonen.
Arrivabene comes to Ferrari from Philip Morris, which he joined in 1997 after a 20-year career in marketing and promotions in Italy and abroad. He was most recently vice president of consumer channel strategy and event marketing with Philip Morris, working closely on the partnership with Ferrari.
Since Alonso’s triumph at the Spanish Grand Prix in May 2013, Ferrari has gone 33 races without a win. This year Alonso finished sixth in the drivers’ standings, Raikkonen placed 12th and Ferrari ended fourth in the constructors’ rankings, a whopping 485 points behind champions Mercedes. – Sapa-AP