Why Ferrari is on the warpath against F1

Why Ferrari is on the warpath against F1

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne claims to be thinking the unthinkable: Ferrari could pull out of Formula 1. It's not the first time such threats have emanated from Maranello, but this time F1's owners have to take it seriously, reports PINO ALLIEVI...

What if Sergio Marchionne means business? What if he really is thinking of taking Ferrari out of Formula 1, given that in his opinion (but also that of Mercedes, Renault and perhaps Honda) neither Liberty Media nor the FIA understand that the end goal of racing at the highest level isn't just about making and selling a show, but is also about creating technology linked to the cars we drive every day?

We have to start taking this question seriously. It was in Bahrain that Liberty presented its manifesto for a post-2020 F1 to the teams behind closed doors, then outlined the bare bones of the proposals to the public via a press release.

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