Ferrari CEO talks about Toto Wolff’s rumored F1 leadership role

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Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri says Toto Wolff’s move to a leadership position in F1 management would create a “conflict of interest”.

It has been rumored that current Mercedes boss Toto Wolff might replace Chase Carey as the head of F1 management, once the Austrian’s contract expires at the end of 2020. Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri gave his thoughts on that possibility.

“Anybody who’s been an active and important player in a certain team within the last few years, to take on that responsibility at F1 would automatically create conflicts of interest, perceived or otherwise,” said Camilleri.

“I personally think it would not be a good thing.

“Our position is that if Mattia was the candidate to replace Chase Carey, I think the rest of the paddock would not be too happy with it. It’s just logical.”

Seeing how the Italian team is likely to retain its power of veto under the new Concorde agreement, the natural question is: would Ferrari use it if Wolff was poised to assume an F1 leadership position.

“The veto is sort of a last resort tool.

“Should we be confronted with that I think we would explain our position quite clearly to the folks at Liberty, Greg in particular, and I think we would have a constructive conversation,” concluded the Ferrari CEO.


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