Ferrari would have stopped me becoming new F1 CEO - Wolff
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has revealed Ferrari would have stopped him from becoming Formula 1 CEO if he had pushed for the position.
Wolff has confirmed to holding tentative discussions with Greg Maffei, the CEO of F1's commercial rights holders Liberty Media about replacing Chase Carey.
Such talks failed to progress, however, leaving Liberty to instead recruit Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, who will take over from Carey on January 1, 2021.
While Domenicali served as Ferrari team principal and the team is close to his heart, it was a role he vacated over six years ago, and water has effectively passed under the bridge.
The feeling from Wolff is that jumping ship directly from Mercedes into the top job in F1 would have been a step too far for Ferrari, while he has also professed his love for his current role and that of being at the competitive end of the sport.
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