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It takes on Harry Potter

It's not just a team boss, now. Fort of Ferrari , out of formula 1 . It is a special type, the next one will be from the rarity Cabinet, so will be not be replaced. Fernando Alonso is gone. Felipe Massa also. Kimi Raikkonen is probably his last season. Anyone who laments the loss of incomparable characters in the formula 1, is now allowed to weep, truly and in good conscience say goodbye to Maurizio Arrivabene.

formula 1 is a big stage, more than anything else. In the paddock of stereotypes, clichés, and predictable things and people. In this illusory world, between car garages, Motorhomes and truly lavish Buffets, the people look mostly the way you have to look. The pit crews in their Overalls. The racers with their Boy-Laughter (with the exception of Raikkonen). In a semi-circle around a rider is to have the journalists with the straight arms and recording devices in the hands. The hostesses in your Blouse. Everything is to be expected. Arrivabene was the exception.

Like from the movie screen

Maurizio Arrivabene stepped out did not look like a team boss has to look in a state-of-the-art entertainment event such as formula 1. Arrivabene looked like and performed like, had just stepped out of the movie screen. One of these Wild-West-paintings by Sergio Leone, in which the camera moves very close to the face of the turret men fold before the Showdown films such as a helicopter camera Grand Canyon. And if Maurizio language Arrivabene, then his voice croaked so weird that you wanted to get him a glass of water, so that he may rinse the deposits on his vocal cords.

Mattia Binotto, Arrivabenes successor as team boss at Ferrari, has mountains, there is no Face. He croaks too. Binotto is wearing a fine-framed glasses, he has a soft skin, curly hair. Some say he remind you of Harry Potter, the exaggerated love of a magician. A bit of it but it also looks like Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick's mad scientist, and the truth is as always somewhere in between. Sometimes the Outside tells a lot about a person, in the case of the long-time Ferrari employee Arrivabene and Binotto it is exactly.

17 years for a cigarette manufacturer

Arrivabene, four years ago, the team boss of Ferrari and the successor of Marco Mattiacci appointed, was previously 17 years as a Manager for the Scuderia be financed by cigarette manufacturers. Binotto, one in Lausanne-born engineer, had to do with sponsors and talk a little. He was technical Director at the Scuderia, and especially responsible for the fact that the Ferrari engine was able to find after his horrible Start in the Hybrid-Era, the connection to the drive of Mercedes.

Arrivabene, a man of the word, and Binotto, man in the Garage, had supplied in the past few months, a power struggle that can only occur in companies where it is not running. And at Ferrari, nothing more was since the race in Monza and even walked around. The Scuderia, however, has taken a long time to decide in which jurisdiction it went even worse: the Arrivabene? Or the Binotto?

Arrivabene, a man of the word, and Binotto, man in the Garage, had in the past few months, a power struggle

last July, late Fiat chief, Sergio Marchionne, was for a long time as an advocate for Arrivabene delivered. He gave also to him, as a preventable and, in the last instance by the team Manager to be responsible were brought to an end blunder as the spark plug is Defective, at Suzuka Sebastian Vettel in 2017, for the title. Only John Elkann, heir to the powerful Italian Agnelli clan, President of Fiat and Ferrari, made Arrivabene fall. And obviously, in spite of his friendship to working with Louis Camilleri, the new CEO of Ferrari, Arrivabene at Philip Morris whose satisfaction had.

There is a simple and a complicated answer to the question of why the Scuderia swirls in the middle in the crucial development phase of the new car, the hierarchy through each other. The simple interpretation comes from the observation that Ferrari in the upcoming season in General, new ways to the tried-and-tested, and not to the world championship-leading structures. So the eternal Kimi was Raikkonen, 39, in spite of his even in 2018 once again impeccable performance as Vettel's helper deported to Clean, where he may now have his last round of racing retirement to turn. Will be replaced by Charles Leclerc, 21, Vettel's new garage, the neighbors, the the future at Ferrari is likely to belong.

The sole question is: when? In this staff is technically considered tough decision pattern fits the separation of the Arrivabene. A team of chefs who had in the past four years, the Chance to give the first world championship for a Ferrari driver since 2007. Vettel is not replace from the point of view of Elkann and Camilleri (yet). But Arrivabene? The critics unkten, he is merely the power of Marchionne serving puppet?

Why the Motor?

The more complicated interpretation comes from a comparison of the error of Arrivabene and Binotto. There are sure to be a company in which both would be kicked out. Arrivabene, who is responsible for the Team, the Internal and the foreign policy of the Scuderia, is responsible for strategy errors and bad pit stops. Binotto can hold on to the benefit of, to have the engine this year, too, improved. He should, however, ask why the engine was developed back in a curious way, in the season's last third.

Arrivabene must in retrospect be responsible for mainly the events in Monza. In that race, came back to the Vettel after his totally dominant win in the Spa as a favorite to see that the qualification is not him, but his team-mate on the high-speed railway key wind shadow was allowed Raikkonen. In Japan, it gave the next error, as the Ferrari in Qualifying, started the wrong tires. Arrivabene was looking for in Suzuka to put the blame on his Team, but seemed like a captain who has lost control of his ship, and with the roar of an impending mutiny, resist.

In Arrivabenes part of notable public appearances, observers of the Illusion could be caught in one of those TV shows in which the audience signs in the air are kept to where possible, of the strange terms. And on the front of the stage, a speaker should try the many strange words as inconspicuously as possible in a lecture of weaving, the results still reasonably make sense. When Arrivabene was never "Orang-Utan-Klaus", or "coelacanth" on the signs.

let's see if Binotto can lead Vettel for the eagerly-awaited fifth championship, the first in a Ferrari.

But at the race in Austin in October, he was asked what he would keep from the planned Cost cap for the Teams. And he lashed out. Very far. Arrivabene took I can't believe far, grabbing words such as "Playstation", "Real Madrid" and "Trento" in his speech, he also talked about the weather, and at the end of his minute-long presentation, no one knew with certainty what he wanted to say. Binotto acts as a structured, precise. Let's see if he can lead Vettel for the eagerly-awaited fifth championship, the first in a Ferrari.

Arrivabene is now brought by the way once again with Juventus. He should, this is the "Corriere dello Sport" reported, the managing Director of the football club moving forward. The story is not new. Also in Austin, he was approached to Juventus; and Arrivabene said: "I said: My future is in Ferrari. But that has to approve the Top Management." It has not now. But may be that of the incomparable Maurizio Arrivabene has his future clearly in mind. (

Created: 09.01.2019, 11:14 PM

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