Reports that Bob Bell's future could be in red have resurfaced this week. At around the same time Stefano Domenicali stepped down at Ferrari earlier this year, Mercedes technical director Bell's split was also announced.
The fact Bell's Ferrari link has returned now is interesting, given the likely shakeup at Maranello amid uncertainty surrounding president Luca di Montezemolo's future. It has been rumoured Bell, with experience at running a F1 team in the wake of 'crashgate' at Renault, might succeed Marco Mattiacci as Ferrari principal. Italy's Omnicorse reports this week that Bell has "met with Mattiacci" recently "but has not yet signed a contract with Ferrari". (GMM)