Todt hands over wheels to Domenicali
Stefano Domenicali replaces Jean Todt as the Team Principal of the Ferrari Formula One Team.india Updated: Nov 12, 2007 18:58 IST
Ferrari will replace Jean Todt as their Formula One team boss with Stefano Domenicali from January, the world champions said in a statement on Monday.
Domenicali will head the Gestione Sportiva, Ferrari's racing department, having served as sporting director.
Todt, who has been team principal on an interim basis, looks set to revert to his role as chief executive of the overall company, including the commercial car business.
The move follows news that former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn is joining Honda as team principal.
Brawn, the master strategist who helped Michael Schumacher win seven world championships with Benetton and Ferrari, had been on sabbatical from the Italian team since Schumacher retired at the end of 2006.
Todt covered Brawn's absence with a duel role as chief executive and team boss but will now move aside from the racing department.
The 61-year-old Frenchman said in August however that he had no intention of retiring amid speculation that Brawn could return as Ferrari team boss with Todt stepping down.
Ferrari have shuffled the rest of their backroom team with Mario Almondo becoming operations director, Aldo Costa taking on the role of technical director and France's Gilles Simon staying as engine director.
The statement also said further details about the organisation would be announced before the end of the year.
Domenicali's elevation means Ferrari's race team have gone back to the Italian roots of founder Enzo Ferrari after being run by Briton Brawn and Frenchman Todt.