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Ross Brawn in Maranello?

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Specialist Ferrari journalist and author Leo Turrini on Tuesday reports that Ross Brawn has this week been at Maranello and Fiorano. Turrini, who, according to F1 colleague Mathias Brunner, “knows everything when it comes to Ferrari” and recently predicted Stefano Domenicali’s departure, said the recently-retired former Mercedes boss was seen at the fabled Italian team’s headquarters and test circuit.

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naw, he's picking up his new Cal T

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naw, he's picking up his new Cal T


ah, I thought he'd be looking for his F12 speciale

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From BBC:
Ferrari visit just a holiday - Brawn
6 May 2014 Updated 14:53 GMT
By Andrew Benson - Chief F1 writer

Ross Brawn has played down the significance of a visit to the Ferrari factory in Maranello on Monday.
The trip has led to speculation that he could return to Ferrari, where he was technical director in the team's dominant period in the early 2000s.
Brawn, 59, told BBC Sport he was there "with a group of friends as part of a tour of Italy - no more than that!"
He left his role as Mercedes team principal in December and is taking time off while deciding on his future.
A Ferrari spokesman also said Brawn's visit was "simply an Italian fantasy tour with friends scheduled for some time".
Brawn said the group tried out two Ferrari road cars, including the new LaFerrari hypercar, at Ferrari's Fiorano test track.
He said his trip was focused on visiting some of the route used by the historic Mille Miglia race across Italy "and as many vineyards as possible".

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seriously bad omens for Scuderia Ferrari tifosi

I've been away for a week. Before I left I wrote an acquaintance of mine, a former top English F1 engineer, about the rumored possibility of Ferrari hiring Adrian Newey. Newey, Ross Brawn and all of the English F1 'old timers' are all good friends of his. He had told me years ago that in the mid-1980s he had declined an invitation by Ferrari to join the team in Maranello. Didn't want to leave his (English) team and live in Italy. Equally important, he was keenly aware of Luca's interference in the operation and functioning of all aspects of the Scuderia. Just back and his answering email describes the environment at Scuderia Ferrari substantially thus:

It was very difficult to get things the way they needed to be at Ferrari since the internal beliefs were so very wrong. [my emphasis] At the end of Ross Brawn's last sabbatical the two main reasons he did not return to Ferrari was that some of the most difficult changes had been reversed and Luca was interfering again. The most important and most difficult task Jean Todt performed was keeping Luca at arm's length and stopping him changing everything on a day to day basis on the whim of a journalist he had just talked to on the phone. Todt had the temperament to be able to do it.




Luca's selection of Mattiacci as team principal very ominously confirms this view and signals that a Luca yes-man is in charge. I'd not be at all surprised to see Fernando seek to terminate his contract early.


Jim may have some thoughts about this. Altogether an extremely discouraging portent for tifosi.

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sounds about right. at least that is what mattiacci told me.



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Newey just signed a mult-year contract with Red Bull.

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sounds about right. at least that is what mattiacci told me.

wonder why he accepted the position since it's outside his area of experience and likely his comfort zone. I guess the answer might be when you're a yes-man and the boss says jump! you say yessir!

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wonder why he accepted the position since it's outside his area of experience and likely his comfort zone. I guess the answer might be when you're a yes-man and the boss says jump! you say yessir!
I think that in some Companies, you can't say 'thanks, but no thanks' when the Company's boss promote you to an higher role: you accept or you leave.

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What are the chances that Mattiacci is a place holder while "they" try to find the right person?


Mattiacci's position at Ferrari North America has not been filled yet.


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What are the chances that Mattiacci is a place holder while "they" try to find the right person? Mattiacci's position at Ferrari North America has not been filled yet. Jeff


That seems less likely Jeff; why would LdM simply have let Stefano serve out the balance of an already lost year rather than do the uncomfortable and replace him in mid-season with a 'place holder'?

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What are the chances that Mattiacci is a place holder while "they" try to find the right person? Mattiacci's position at Ferrari North America has not been filled yet. Jeff

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I believe he took it for the money and position. i also believe he is a placeholder.



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