Massimo Rivola will be assuming a role in Ferrari’s Young Driver Academy, after switching from being their Sporting Director at race weekends for 2016.
“The rumours which have been circulating for a while are true, but I wanted you to be the first to know officially from me what Ferrari has decided: after 18 years of F1, of which 12 have been on the pitwall, it’s time to make a pitstop,” said Rivola in a letter to fans.
“Motivated by a great professional challenge, along with the company, I have decided to take care of the renewal of the Ferrari Driver Academy. The farewell of a driver as symbolic as Jules (Bianchi) is the spark which means that today it is a real ‘mission.'”
Rivola will be replacing Luca Baldisserri as head of the Ferrari Young Driver Academy, with the latter switching focus to managing the career of Canadian driver Lance Stroll – a former Ferrari Academy driver before switching to a role with Williams last year.
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