Who is he and why is he replacing Chase Carey?

Domenicali is set to become only the third CEO of F1 in its 70-year history, following Carey and long-serving chief Bernie Ecclestone, and will take over the reins by the end of the year. 

While there has been no official announcement from F1 yet regarding Domenicali’s appointment, plans are afoot for the Italian’s arrival that will surely mark some change for the pinnacle of motorsport.

Who is Stefano Domenicali?

Stefano Domenicali has enjoyed a career in motorsport spanning close to 30 years, working for some of the biggest brands in the automotive industry.

Domenicali was born in May 1965, and was destined for a career in motorsport given he was born in Imola, the town where the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit that hosted the San Marino Grand Prix is located.

After spending much of his childhood at the track, Domenicali went on to work at both Imola and Mugello before graduating from the University of Bologna and swiftly sending a CV to Ferrari.

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Has he worked in Formula 1 before?

Yes, Domenicali enjoyed a long career in F1 with Ferrari, playing a crucial role in one of the most dominant team performances in motorsport history.

Domenicali worked his way up the ranks at Ferrari after initially joining the Italian manufacturer in 1991 in the finance department. He worked in…

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