Well-known Italian F1 insider Leo Turrini hopes Ferrari’s new CEO puts Formula 1 at the top of the legendary Maranello brand’s priority list.
Well-known Italian F1 insider Leo Turrini hope Ferrari‘s new CEO puts Formula 1 at the top of the legendary Maranello Marque’s priority list.
John Elkann, the elected heir to the Ferrari-affiliated Agnelli family, took over but only temporarily, as he has now appointed Benedetto Vigna as his permanent successor.
Vigna, 52, arrives in Maranello on September 1 from a company called STMicroelectronics and other innovative high-tech deals.
Elkann praised Vigga’s “deep understanding of the technologies that drive much of the change in our industry”.
A statement from Ferrari said his “priority will be to ensure that Ferrari continues to build on its leading position as the creator of the world’s most beautiful and technically advanced cars”.
But Turrini writes on his popular Quotidiano blog, hoping Vigna is also a big fan of Ferrari’s Formula 1 team.
“For those of us who are fighting around in F1, there is room for a wish,” he wrote.
“Vigna was a child in Lauda’s day. He was a boy in Gilles’ time. He was already in his career when Schumi inaugurated the dream team.
“If he remembers these things and they mean something to him emotionally, he will prove it to us by intervening in support of the racing department,” Turrini said.
“Montezemolo and Marchionne were certainly no strangers to Formula One cases, so we’ll see.”