Formula 1 world pays tribute to Marchionne

Date published: July 26 2018

Sergio Marchionne: Formula 1 pays tribute

Tributes have poured in for the ex-Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne after his death on Wednesday at the age of 66.

Marchionne passed away after his health deteriorated following a shoulder operation and the Formula 1 world has paid its respects to the Italian who had been running the Scuderia since 2014.

Ferrari took to to Twitter to pay tribute to their former boss, describing him as “a courageous leader”.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff will remember Marchionne as an “ally and a friend” and someone who was a “fierce competitior”.

The rest of the Formula 1 grid, amongst many, many others, also posted tributes on social media:

Red Bull

McLaren

Sauber

Force India

Renault

Toro Rosso

Haas

Williams

Chairman and CEO of Formula 1. Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, described Marchionne as “both a leader and a friend”.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sergio Marchionne,” he added.

“He was a great leader of not just Formula 1 and the automobile world, but the business world overall.

“He led with great passion, energy and insight, and inspired all around him. His contributions to Formula 1 are immeasurable.

“He was also a true friend to all of us and he will be deeply missed. At this difficult time we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.”

Serie A giants Juventus also wore black armbands as a mark of respect to Marchionne in their International Champions Cup match against Bayern Munich.

Rest in peace, Sergio.