Date published: October 4 2018
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has said he has no intention of leaving the team for a new role with Serie A giants Juventus.
In the aftermath of the Russian Grand Prix, where Mercedes tightened their grip on both World Championships, rumours circulated in Italy that more changes at the top were on their way at the Scuderia.
The Ferrari boss was shortlisted as one of nine candidates for the role of general director of Juventus.
But, speaking at the unveiling of Ferrari’s new livery at the Japanese Grand Prix, Arrivabene has said that he is committed to Ferrari and will not be replacing Giuseppe Marotta at the Old Lady.
“I’m at Ferrari and my future will be at Ferrari,” said Arrivabene in Suzuka.
“I have been an exponent of the company’s Board of Directors for years and before taking up this position in Maranello, I had the delegation of control/risks.
“I am pleased to remain on the board, provided that the appointment is accepted at the next shareholders’ meeting, and I am honored, but my work remains here.”
Ahead of round 18 in Japan, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is 50 points behind title leader Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers’ Championship.
In the Constructors’ battle, the Scuderia are 53 points adrift of the Silver Arrows with five races remaining.