Marchionne: "Haas-Maserati deal would be good"

  • 18 Jan 2018 12:05
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Sergio Marchionne has repeated his hint that a deal between Haas and Maserati could be on the cards. Last month, the Ferrari president sealed the deal on a title sponsorship between Fiat Chrysler brand Alfa Romeo and Sauber.

Now, Marchionne has his eyes on a similar tie-up, with talks between the Ferrari 'B team' Haas and Maserati said to be taking place. Italian reporters asked him at the Detroit auto show if he is thinking about sending Maserati into Formula E. "I'm not so sure. In terms of a possible cooperation, it is maybe better to try to organise a joint project with Haas in formula one," Marchionne answered. "It would be a good project."

He also said the next step for Alfa Romeo could be a move into Indycar, in partnership with Dallara. "We do not have much experience in American racing, but we are thinking about Indycar. Why not?" he said. "Giampaolo Dallara is an excellent specialist and the best Italian engineer in the motor sport industry," Marchionne added. (GMM)

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  • And yet, he expects people to think his ridiculous threats to leave F1 were real.... Please

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    • Jan 18 2018 - 13:21
    • Its the same as Mercedes. "We might leave" *expands F1 facilities*. But could be Marchionne's way to strengthen his grip around F1, so that its impossible for the F1 bosses to not listen to him.

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      • Jan 18 2018 - 14:32
    • mbmwe36

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      This means nothing in terms of them leaving or not. If anything it gives them way more leverage, when negotiating with Liberty, as Calle says.
      Not to mention the fact that IF they were to leave they would take 30% of the field with them. If Mercedes were to follow them as has been rumoured - They might as well change the name of F1 to Renault 1.6

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      • Jan 18 2018 - 16:55
    • Pauli

      Posts: 140

      Soon Ferrari just needs RB and Mercedes on board if they want to setup a runaway replacement series. That would then quarantine 6 teams leaving to a new series pretty much forcing everyone else to follow.

      Ok. Maybe not because setting up all revenue streams and promoter agreements would still take time and risk huge economical loses

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      • Jan 18 2018 - 17:00
    • If they would leave the teams would just be sold to new owners who would continue to race under a different name. It would be exciting actually, a return to the glory days of F1 before the big manufacturers swooped in.

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      • Jan 19 2018 - 09:45
    • They could sell them, or they could just kill them on the spot. That has been done before.

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      • Jan 19 2018 - 10:02
  • mcbhargav

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    Good for F1, and better for Sergio.

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    • Jan 18 2018 - 16:20
  • Hepp

    Posts: 191

    I understand Sergio trying to market / advertise his brands, but , the more appropriate collaboration would be Jeep-Haas

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    • Jan 18 2018 - 18:26
    • Jutlandia

      Posts: 178

      Why not Chrysler-Haas or Dodge-Hass?
      But then again, there's not much sport over the American brands.

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      • Jan 18 2018 - 20:34
    • Is Dodge still in that concern though? I could certainly see Chrysler Haas.

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      • Jan 18 2018 - 21:07
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    So I was wondering how it was that Haas had seemingly been left in the cold after they refused the Ferrari juniors. Only one thing though, do you think Haas read about this ‘move’ the same time we did?

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    • Jan 19 2018 - 10:10
    • In what way were they left in the cold? The partnership is still in place or am I missing something?

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      • Jan 19 2018 - 18:01
  • Norbert

    Posts: 87

    Doesn't Maserati use Ferrari engines while HAAS use mercedes engines? Both are kind of Coach builders. I guess it would be more about the manufacturing and design capabiliities at Maserati.

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    • Jan 25 2018 - 09:14

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