Special Fair play Award “Nicola's Foundation”
He was born as a man “made” for numbers, because it is thanks to a degree in economics that he began to work, in 1991, in the Ferrari firm. From the relations with Fiat to the direction of the racing team, which sees him engaged in the development of the Mugello race track, until he became chief of the sports management and then team manager.
From that moment on the life of Stefano Domenicali speeded up just like his red cars, but it was in 2008, with the taking over of Jean Todt, that he reached the maximum level of responsibility in the firm.
Motivations increased for him, but since that moment results have begun to talk. Only one first place in the Car Maker World Championship in six years of Formula One is definitely not much for the Ferrari, which saw the victory of the World championship in Brazil slipping away to the very last bend.
That of escaped World titles is a recurring theme. Despite the smarting defeats, the firm has never been able to be a cut above. This year the Ferrari, the only racing team with two former world champions at the starting line, is still too much behind. The F14T showed a speed deficit, compared to the competitors, ending up fighting for the support positions, a fact that he could not accept.
Convinced of the fact that the situation needed a shake, Stefano Domenicali, with the style that everyone recognizes in him, greeted his team and left Maranello after 23 years of work.
Those who see in this gesture the conclusion of a sad story would make a mistake; perhaps it can be considered a sad love story.