Maurizio Arrivabene has had to face the brunt of a failed season for Ferrari, one where despite having a very strong package, especially in the first half of the 2018 Formula One season, Scuderia Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel have failed to secure a lead in the constructor’s and driver’s championship.
Ferrari’s team strategy and lack of coordination and planning during both qualifying and raceday has hurt the team big time and with Maurizio Arrivabene heading the race operations, it is only natural that people have been calling for his head.
When the Juventus CEO position became vacant, it was reported that Arrivabene, who was almost certain to be sacked from Ferrari would be assuming the role of the new Juventus CEO. Arrivabene however had brushed aside those rumours, saying that his only connection with Juventus was that he was on the board, and nothing else.
According to fresh reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ferrari leader John Elkann has decided to appoint Mattia Binotto as team principal and replace Maurizio Arrivabene ahead of the 2019 Formula One season.