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Marchionne: "Ferrari could lose drivers after 2017"

  • Published on 05 Dec 2016 16:03
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Sergio Marchionne has admitted Ferrari is at risk of losing its champion drivers after 2017. However, the great marque's president played down rumours that Sebastian Vettel is a real contender to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes next year.

"Both drivers are under contract for 2017," he said at Ferrari's world finals event in Daytona. "What happens next, I don't know, but I think a lot depends on how we manage the 2017 season," Marchionne added. "If we repeat 2016, I do not think we will have the ability to attract excellent drivers."

As for new world champion Rosberg's seismic decision to leave Mercedes, Marchionne commented: "I was surprised, but I do not expect Mercedes to be weaker without him. Rather, I hope Ferrari will be stronger," he added. (GMM)

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  • Wolfgang

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    ... slowly building up the pressure for 2017 car development.. :-)

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    • Dec 6 2016 - 11:33

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