Maurizio Arrivabene‘s future will still be alongside Scuderia Ferrari. The news recently reported in Germany regarding the fact that Arrivabene could replace Giuseppe Marotta at Juventus has been denied by the Maranello team’s current Team Principal:
“My future is here and it will be for a long time” – Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed, ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix – “I am very honored to still be on the list of candidates proposed by Exor for the Juventus position, but my adventure in Ferrari is not over. When at the end of 2014 I was entrusted with the management of the team, I left the delegations, but I continued to stay on the Board”.
“I would like to thank Philip Morris because they have the right to brand all the car since the beginning of the season.” – Maurizio Arrivabene continued, as the Italian team’s red colour scheme remains but white logos referencing title sponsor Philip Morris International’s new ‘Mission Winnow’ project have been added to the sidepods, engine cover and rear wing – “They were respectful of the red of the car, they left the car absolutely red. The reason why is simple: they said they are not in a hurry, our company’s changing, we are moving, launching a new mission. What we are doing is simple, Ferrari and Philip Morris just striving for the better, striving for a better internal performance, for researching day after day to learn from mistakes and go forward, to perform. You can say ‘OK but guys you are not winning [the championship] yet’ – yes, but are we learning. To be able to win in the future you need to be able to learn.” – Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene concluded.