[Rumor] BILD Germany: Signs are getting stronger that Maurizio Arrivabene have to leave Ferrari as Team Principal at the end of the season
"Nach BILD-Informationen verdichten sich die Zeichen, dass Teamchef Maurizio Arrivabene spätestens am Ende der Saison gehen muss."
Roughly translated: "Accourding to our Sources, the signs are getting stronger that Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene have to leave the team latest at the end of the season."
It's hard to evaluate how well informed the sources of BILD in F1 really are. Sometimes they publishing quit fake news, sometimes they're the first to know a story. But nevertheless I wanted to share the story so everyone can judge on their own.
Not this again. He’s doing a good job, leave him there. Look at 2015 vs 2017. Simple as that.
The Ferrari circle of life. A semi competitive season is followed by blame, fingerpointing, lay offs and ultimately a year or two of even worse performance.
Somehow the only one that manages to hang on is Kimi.
I hope this rumour plays out to be bullshit. I for one love Maurizio. He's made so much progress with the current Ferrari team. Shit, at the beginning of the hybrid era Ferrari were nowhere. What are the tifosi and senior management expecting? From being 1s down on average in 2016 straight to winning the championship in 2017? Ferrari have progressed leaps and bounds since last year in terms of performance and aero, it's that last 5% that's missing. It takes time and in 2018 Ferrari will be a formidable opponent! Maurizio has had an immense amount of pressure to deliver, so fuckin let him!
Yes, this. If they were still leading the championship it’s unlikely there’d be calls for him to leave, and the change in fortune isn’t due to poor leadership.
For next year Kimi has signed a contract to replace Arrivabene, just as Leclerc has a contract to replace Kimi. ;)
If it does happen, I hope Ferrari will do the ultimate plot twist and hire Ron Dennis.
100%. Let them get on with business.
I read a little while ago that there were tensions between him and Mattia Binotto. It’s tough to say who’s more responsible for their resurgence this season, but Mattia is the technical director and it’s impossible to argue that he hasn’t done an amazing job so... I dunno who I’d prefer. But I tend towards leaving it as is because ITS WORKING
Just started to read the book about Ross Brawn, and this is something that he noted that was in the way of Ferrari being a good team. People were more worried about keeping their job then actually doing their jobs effectively, and this was back 1997.
Edit: the book about Ross Brawn is called "Total Competition"
If Ferrari were this good this year, assuming they improve again can you imagine what the 2018 season will be like? Add in some reliability and boom, epic season in the waiting.
You must be trolling I take it? Or you haven’t watched the 2017 season so far. If Seb hadn’t crashed in Singapore, they’d still be close to Lewis despite the DNF in Japan. And you can’t blame Arrivabene for the quality control issues from the last two GP’s... surely?!
Before this season people were blaming him for restructuring the team. His leadership is fine. I mean look at everything he achieved. These people who keep crediting Arrivabene would have blamed Marchionne if the team had failed to deliver a title capable car this year. That's what they did last year when he wasn't running the team.
when u read BILD u should stop reading further at this point.
Well, that's Ferrari for you. A culture of shifting blame. Marchionne keeps meddling, causing trouble, and setting expectations far too high - then suddenly Arrivabene is at fault.
He's very involved with the team. He restructured the team last year. He makes the big decisions at Ferrari.
Here's an article on the changes he made at Ferrari
Ferrari were confident heading into last year that they had further closed the gap on Mercedes after a 2015 in which Vettel won three races. The team bosses told president Sergio Marchionne as much, and he came out before the season started and said he expected Ferrari to be absolutely competitive from the off.
The problems started when they were not. Marchionne is an uncompromising Italian-Canadian businessman with a reputation as a hard man with colourful language. His nickname is "the jumpered assassin". He was not happy, and he wanted to know why performance was not what had been promised.
He began a full investigation into how things worked at Ferrari's Maranello factory. He personally interviewed many staff, not just the bosses, wanted to know their thoughts on why Ferrari could not compete with the best British-based teams, and asked for an explanation about why they had a reputation for lack of imagination and innovation in F1 design.
Marchionne decided the design department needed to be restructured, to free up some of the more creative minds and make a less top-down structure.
He identified, he has said, about 20 key "high-potential individuals" to promote and harness. Management was reorganised; the format of meetings, too.
The idea was to make design more flexible, to ensure all ideas were discussed and make the group more open to suggestions. And to encourage a greater sense of ownership and responsibility among a much wider array of people, to avoid the usual Ferrari problem of people keeping their heads down so they could not be blamed for failure.
At the same time, Ferrari undertook an analysis of their weaknesses and concluded three main issues - aerodynamics, especially on circuits that require efficiency, such as Barcelona and Silverstone; tyre management; and gearbox fragility.
That done, they had a redefined baseline focus for 2017.
I believe that was mostly Marchionnes doing. He went through the team and made a huge number of personnel changes
I'm german and the rumor is coming from BILD which is completely a unreliable source. Just like if you would believe THE SUN in England.
+Sebastian was talking about Maurizio in his recent Motorsport-Total interview and called the rumors as bullshit so yeah
So you must not have followed Ferrari for the last decade then? Constant cycling through of staff caused a lot of the problems that have existed post-Brawn. Pointing the finger and saying stuff like that ^ is not the solution. Otherwise we’ll just keep cycling people in and out and never learn anything. People take knowledge with them... so say we’ve got a particular problem now, instead of sticking around to solve it we’ll just get rid of everyone and then expect someone new to have all the answers? Stuuuuuupiddddd
Marchionne keeps meddling, causing trouble, and setting expectations far too high
What are you talking about? He was the guy who restructured the current team of engineers. You are talking on auto pilot