System 1 have to have not fear any Ferrari favoritism when the Italian team’s former manager Stefano Domenicali replaces Chase Carey as main govt in January, Purple Bull principal Christian Horner explained on Friday.
He was talking in advance of System One’s proprietors Liberty Media formally announced the Italian will just take above from Carey in January next yr.
The Italian will also be F1 president with Carey, who led the revamping of the sport subsequent the 2017 ouster of former supremo Bernie Ecclestone, going to the posture of non-govt chairman.
Speaking to reporters at the Russian Grand Prix in advance of the announcement, Horner explained Domenicali’s appointment would be great for the sport.
“Getting competed versus him when he was group principal of Ferrari he experienced a great deal of integrity, he was a racer, a competitor, he understands the business enterprise,” explained Horner, now the sport’s longest-serving group manager.
Domenicali is chairman and main govt of Italian sportscar maker Lamborghini and also heads the governing FIA’s solitary-seater fee. He ran Ferrari from 2008-fourteen.
His appointment puts System One’s a few best work in the fingers of ex-Ferrari bosses. Jean Todt, whose time period expires next yr, is FIA president though former technical director Ross Brawn is F1’s handling director for motorsport.
“You glimpse at the make-up of the best conclusion of the sport with Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Stefano and it seems to be like a mid-nineties or early 2000 System 1 set up,” explained Horner.
“But I don’t feel you will find any distinct bias or really like toward Ferrari from any of those people. I’m absolutely sure Stefano… will be scrupulous in his impartiality.”
Rival fans have lengthy sensed a bias toward the oldest, most glamorous and effective group — cynically referring to the FIA in times absent by as Ferrari Worldwide Aid.
“I feel we’ll be in protected fingers with Stefano at the helm,” explained Mercedes technical head James Allison, also an ex-Ferrari personnel.
Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul explained the Italian, whose recent Volkswagen Group-owned employer is not in System 1, realized what was wanted to aid companies.
“He also knows likely why they are not in System 1,” extra the Frenchman. “I guess he’s acquired an intriguing standpoint to supply in relation to that.”
McLaren principal Andreas Seidl identified as the Italian “a great preference.” The group explained Domenicali was “the correct man or woman to direct the sport into its new era.”