Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo is rumoured to be considering renowned Ross Brawn and Flavio Briatore as immediate successors to Stefano Domenicali.
The Italian joined Ferrari immediately after graduating from Bologna University in 1991. He was promoted to team principal in 2008, with the team winning a sole constructors victory and no drivers titles ever since.
Flavio Briatore masterminded Michael Schumacher’s rise to prominence during his early career at Benetton and helped develop the midfield team into a race winner, taking the constructors title in 1995. He later developed a close and highly successful relationship with Fernando Alonso as he ruled the Spaniard’s a Renault team during their championship winning years in 2005 & 2006, but left the team and sport altogether under less sensational terms three years later as a result of the controversial crashgate scandal, where he was blamed for the alleged staging of Nelson Piquet Jr’s race-ending crash.
Ross Brawn enjoyed years of success with Ferrari, where he oversaw the team throughout their most emphatically successful period, winning the constructors championship with the team a record 6 years in succession, from 1999 to 2004. He went on to save the Honda team from bankruptcy in 2008 and transformed them into a winning team the following year, under the guise of his own name.
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