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Ferrari replace Marco Mattiacci as team principal // Maurizio Arrivabene arrives to lead the Scuderia

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Ferrari replace Marco Mattiacci as team principal
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Just one day after the 2014 season came to its conclusion in Abu Dhabi, the Ferrari team were already looking to the future and undergoing yet another reshuffle at the top. Hiring their third team principal of the year, the Scuderia waved goodbye to Marco Mattiacci after just eight months. His replacement, Maurizio Arrivabene, has worked with the team in his role as an executive at sponsor Phillip Morris, and he’s also representative for all the F1 sponsors at the F1 Commission.

That sort of experience is something that Mattiacci lacked, a criticism levelled at him at the time of his appointment, and Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne is keen to point it out. Of the new appointment, he said: “Maurizio has a unique wealth of knowledge… and is also keenly aware of the challenges we are facing. He has been a constant source of innovative ideas focused on revitalisation of Formula One.”

They do briefly thank Mattiacci for his work, as the former team principal leaves not only the role but Ferrari as a whole.