Stefano Domenicali is a well-known manager and director of Italian motorsport. He was president and CEO of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team from 2008 to 2014, achieving notable successes during his tenure. Domenicali was born on 11 May 1965 in Imola, Italy, and had a long career in Formula 1. Initially, he worked as a race engineer for Scuderia Ferrari in the 1990s, before becoming the team's sporting director in 2002. His contribution in the role of sporting director was fundamental to Ferrari's success and played an important role in achieving several world titles.
In 2008, Domenicali was appointed president and CEO of the Ferrari team, replacing Jean Todt. During his tenure, the team achieved important victories, including the constructors' championship in 2008 and numerous race successes with drivers such as Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen. Domenicali is known for his charismatic leadership and his ability to manage team members effectively. He is respected within the Formula 1 paddock for his motorsport experience and his integrity as an individual.
In 2014, Domenicali left Scuderia Ferrari and took a break from motorsport. Subsequently, he held various management roles in other companies, including Lamborghini, where he established himself as CEO. In 2020, Domenicali was appointed president and chief executive officer of Formula 1, taking a major role in the control and management of the Formula 1 championship. Domenicali's appointment as Formula 1 boss has been welcomed within the paddock and by the motorsport community. His rich experience and his love for motor racing make him a very suitable figure to lead the spearhead of world motorsport.