Di Montezemolo leaves FERRARI

In a few days time we will receive confirmation from Ferrari that Luca Di Montezemolo has left the company, perhaps he feels now that after so long without winning the pressure has really mounted and to leave now rather than be pushed makes sense so he can concentrate on his political ambitions.

Luca di Montezemolo is presently Chairman of Ferrari, and formerly Chairman of Fiat S.p.A and President of Confindustria and FIEG. He comes from an aristocratic family from the region of Piedmont in Italy. First he graduated in law from La Sapienza University in 1971. He then studied for a masters in International commercial law at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is one of the founders and former president of NTV, an Italian company which is Europe's first private open access operator of 300 km/h high-speed trains. In 2009, Montezemolo founded Future Italy, a free-market think tank that joined Civic Choice in the 2013 parliamentary election

His departure from Ferrari comes amongst a season of change at the company with team principal Stefano Domenicali being replaced early on in the season by Marco Mattiacci and the departures of Luca Marmorini and Pat Fry (Fry's departure also not yet confirmed)