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Marco Mattiacci

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Marco Mattiacci
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Mattiacci worked for Jaguar before joining Ferrari just before the new millennium. He worked his way up the company, becoming the CEO of Ferrari North America. In early 2014, Mattiacci was named as the successor to Stefano Domenicali as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari, stepping into the new role ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. He didn't last very long, however, being removed from the position at the end of the season.

Biography

Marco Mattiacci studied economics at university before joining Jaguar Cars. He moved to Ferrari in 1999, working his way up the company and across the globe before joining their American branch. In 2010, he was promoted to become Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari North America, living in New York.

Despite a lack of Formula One experience, Mattiacci was named by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo as the replacement for Stefano Domenicali, after the latter resigned his team principal role. Citing a disappointing start to the season, Domenicali departed, leaving Mattiacci to step up to the sporting role.

The Italian admitted that he received the call from di Montezemolo in the early hours of the morning, and initially assumed the request was a joke. A few days later, he appeared in the paddock for the Chinese Grand Prix, dark glasses on to hide a lack of sleep. It was a difficult job to take over, and the lack of experience showed as Ferrari put the pressure on for a turnaround in performance. The day after the 2014 season ended, new president Sergio Marchionne confirmed that Mattiacci would no longer be team principal, and Marco left Ferrari as a whole.