Team boss leaves Ferrari after poor start to season

Former team principal Stefano Domenicali has left Ferrari after a six-season championship drought...

Former team principal Stefano Domenicali has left Ferrari after a six-season championship drought under his watch. (REUTERS)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:40 PM ET

Just three races in to the 2014 Formula 1 world championship season Ferrari and team boss Stefano Domenicali have parted ways.

The end for Domenicali came quickly, but not unexpectedly, on Tuesday after neither Fernando Alonso nor Kimi Raikkonen had podium finishes at Australia, Malaysia or Bahrain.

Now the speculation begins about the possibility of Domenicali signing on as super boss at the 2015 F-1 entry of American Gene Haas.

Haas, granted an F-1 licence last week, could hit the ground running with Domenicali at the helm.

In a statement released by Ferrari, Domenicali took full responsibility for the team’s lack of top results this season, and in fact, for the past several seasons.

The last time Ferrari won a world championship was with Raikkonen behind the wheel in 2007, the year before Domenicali took control of the team.

“There are special moments that come along in everyone’s professional life, when one needs courage to take difficult and


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