Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene labelled his team's tyre choice
blunder in Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix qualifying "unacceptable",
blasting a lack of "common sense" on the pitwall.
Wasn't that Arrivabene I saw on the pitwall today? Will Arrivabene jump
or wait until he's pushed?
'An editorial in Corriere della Sera, an Italian newspaper, links
Ferrari's performance drop with the death in July of Sergio Marchionne.
Correspondent Daniele Sparisci said the former president was the
"custodian of internal balance", and in the absence of that, Ferrari has
split into two warring factions.
On one side, reportedly, is team boss Maurizio Arrivabene, and on the
other is Mattia Binotto, who is regarded as second in line for the throne.
"It is said that relations between them is at a historic low," said
Ferrari has always suffered from internal politics, especially when
Italians are in charge. The only time there was accord seems to have
been during the Todt, Brawn, Schumacher era.
“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional”