Why Ferrari became desperate to ditch Arrivabene

Why Ferrari became desperate to ditch Arrivabene

Maurizio Arrivabene was seen as the ideal man to lead Ferrari, and the perfect puppet for Sergio Marchionne. But a string of errors, a blame culture and a behind-the-scenes overhaul led to his downfall

Failure is not an option for Ferrari in Italy. That makes it difficult for team bosses to stay in Maranello for very long. Particularly at the moment, when the team's championship win drought is now more than a decade long.

Ferrari's former technical director Ross Brawn has described it as being "condemned for finishing second, as it's simply not good enough at home" and that a failure to win "becomes almost a national question in Italy".

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