Motorsport

Ferrari reiterate threat to quit F1 spectacle

2018-04-17 16:48
Sergio Marchionne (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has once again said that the Scuderia will quit Formula One if the owners and the FIA head toward a NASCAR style series. 

In Bahrain, Liberty revealed their ultimate vision for F1 once the current Concorde Agreement ends following the conclusion of the 2020 season. 

Whilst only general outlines were made available to the press and fans, it is understood the teams got a little more specific information about where the owners want to take the sport in the future. 

But Ferrari, who were less than impressed by the initial outline proposed in November, have continued to make their stance very clear. 

"If F1 becomes more of a spectacle than a sport, if we go in the direction of NASCAR races, then Ferrari will leave," Marchionne said at a shareholders' meeting in Amsterdam, via AFP. 

"If there are any proposals that distort F1, I think Ferrari will pull out." 

Meanwhile, Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene is a little more conservative. 

"We are working with Liberty Media to find acceptable solutions," he said. 

"We had a proposal from Liberty 10 days ago, we expect to know the details and then we will make choices in the interest of Ferrari. 

"We could look for alternative solutions, it's not a threat, but it does not mean we stop shopping."

Read more on:    sergio marchionne  |  f1
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.