Fer­rari gets a new boss again

The Star Early Edition - - FORMULA ONE -

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

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