Stefano Domenicali today resigned from his position as team principal of Ferrari F1 with immediate effect. Here is his resignation statement.
“It is with some sadness that I must announce my decision to be ordered to resign from Scuderia Ferrari.
It has been clear for some time that the team is underperforming in many important areas such as being a guest on race preview programmes, popping up during grid walks and magically appearing next to pundits during post-race analysis.
It was my job to undertake those tasks but I became distracted with less important matters such as running the team and trying to make the car work properly. As such, I take full responsibility for not appearing on Formula 1 television coverage as constantly as I would have liked.
I wish my replacement every success in having a casual chat with Martin Brundle on the grid or sidling up to Suzi Perry and David Coulthard in the pit lane.
Following my resignation I look forward to spending some more time with my family of television crews.”