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Old 27th October 2006, 10:11   #1
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Default Ross Brawn leaves Ferrari... Jean Todt appointed CEO

Ferrari's technical director Ross Brawn will retire from F1 and Ferrari at the end of this year. he will be replaced by Mario Almondo. Jean Todt becomes the CEO of Ferrari cars

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Old 27th October 2006, 10:53   #2
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That's a shocker...Obviously 2007 is not going to be piece of cake for Ferrari, Kimi notwithstanding.
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Not really a shocker. Ross Brawn had made said a while ago that he wanted to take a sabbatical and I think, this is the perfect time for it. Ross has nothing to prove. So many years of hard work must have taken its toll on him.
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Though it was expected, I can only imagine what Ferrari will be without Schumacher, Brawn, Paolo and Todt. Todt is only going to play "concertmaster" until Stefano takes over completely.

I would like to believe the saying that "no one is indispensable" but this is a pretty drastic change for Ferrari. Kimi sure has his challenges cut out.
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Agreed, I think Ferrari have their work cut out for next year with a new lead driver, techincal director & manager. Hopefully they'll be back with a bang especially since now Alonso switches to McLaren who haven't had a great year to be frank. And knowing Alonso's habits it'll be interesting to watch his reactions when & if his Mclaren has a failure!!

But best of luck for 2007 to Kimi, Massa & the new Ferrari team!
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The good thing abt the new Ferrari team is that it is no longer Schumi's team. The old guard were all Schumi's gang

But now with Massa proving himself as a very competent driver, I dont think Kimi is an automatic choice to be the No. 1 driver. And Massa has said so in as many words.
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looks like ferrari is going to be a different team altogether in the next season,with masa showing maturity, i think the iceman will have a lot to prove before being numero uno in ferrari!
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Ross brawn has actually retired and not a sabatical as some were saying.it will be a hard act to emulate the Ross-Michael team at ferrari.Another chapter goes down in history.
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This might be the downslope of the bell curve for Ferrari. Even their engine guru is moving on to the parent company Fiat. And with Jean Todt as management now, you have 4 of the 5 most (1 is aerodynamics) important factors gone - MS, RB, JT and Paolo Martinello (engine guru), I think their will is gone.
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I hope Rory Bryne stays for some more time....you need someone there

And actually while it is true that many of the "old" guard is leaving the race team, the rest of the team who are now in charge arent actually newbies.

I am sure they are just as good as the others who have left by now.
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True Nikhil, they arent newbies. But they have been followers. And effective leadership, sometimes, can mean everything.

Can barely wait for March!
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Well..looks Like Its All Over For Ferrari....they Didnt Stand A Chance Before Schumi Arrived In The Team....and Now That They've Had This Major Shake Up...no Chance For 2007.....so Mr Alonso Here Comes Your 3rd Title....THE ONLY GOOD NEWS IS THAT RAIKKO IS SET FOR A 3YR DEAL WITH FERRARI.

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Well..looks Like Its All Over For Ferrari....they Didnt Stand A Chance Before Schumi Arrived In The Team....and Now That They've Had This Major Shake Up...no Chance For 2007.....so Mr Alonso Here Comes Your 3rd Title....THE ONLY GOOD NEWS IS THAT RAIKKO IS SET FOR A 3YR DEAL WITH FERRARI.
Also remember McLaren arn't in the best of shape for the past 2 seasons...
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Also remember McLaren arn't in the best of shape for the past 2 seasons...
well also remember their bad luck has just shifted to ferrari for the next 3yrs
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danlalan
Well..looks Like Its All Over For Ferrari....they Didnt Stand A Chance Before Schumi Arrived In The Team....and Now That They've Had This Major Shake Up...no Chance For 2007.....so Mr Alonso Here Comes Your 3rd Title....THE ONLY GOOD NEWS IS THAT RAIKKO IS SET FOR A 3YR DEAL WITH FERRARI.
I presume you to be an Alonso fan...seeing your avtar and your post

I beg to differ. Kimi will win next year !!

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True Nikhil, they arent newbies. But they have been followers. And effective leadership, sometimes, can mean everything.

Can barely wait for March!
yeah... me too... we can discuss for hours here but the fact is, everything will be revealed by this time next year
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