FIA president Jean Todt and Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey have joined the wider F1 community in paying tribute to former Ferrari CEO and chairman Sergio Marchionne, who died earlier today.
Here is a selection of their tributes to Marchionne.
It is with great sadness that I learned that Sergio Marchionne tragically and unexpectedly passed away.
Sergio achieved a colossal amount for the automotive industry and motor sport worldwide. He dedicated himself fully to turn around the FIAT-Chrysler group and put all his energy to bring Scuderia Ferrari back to the top.
He was an endearing, upstanding and brave man, an unconventional and visionary leader. He was an eminent member of the FIA F1 Strategy Group and of the FIA High-Level Panel for Road Safety. His death is a considerable loss.
On behalf of the entire FIA community, all my thoughts go out to his family, his friends and his Ferrari and Fiat-Chrysler group teams.
Jean Todt, FIA president
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sergio Marchionne. 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.
Chase Carey, chairman and CEO of Formula 1
This is a sad day for all of us in F1. We have a lost a huge supporter of our sport, a fierce competitor, an ally and a friend. Our heartfelt sympathies are with Sergio’s family and all at Scuderia Ferrari at this difficult time.
Toto Wolff, Mercedes team principal
Very sad news about Sergio Marchionne. A great leader and an icon of the automotive industry.
Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO
Sad news. Rest in piece.
Very sad to hear that Sergio Marchionne has passed away. All my condolences to his family and Scuderia Ferrari. Rest in peace.
Very sad news about Sergio Marchionne. All my thoughts with his family and friends.
Condolences to Sergio Marchione’s family, it was an honour to meet such a great person.
The motorsport community has lost one of its leader. Sergio Marchionne was an industry giant. Rest in peace. So early gone.
Lucas di Grassi
My deepest condolences to Sergio Marchionne’s family and to my dearest friends Scuderia Ferrari. Rest in peace.
Rest in peace Sergio.
Landed in Budapest with very sad news. Rest in peace Sergio. Great loss for the sport. My condolences and support to his family and friends, and to the Scuderia Ferrari family.
Carlos Sainz Jnr
Sad news today. Rest in peace Sergio. Great man and always very supportive. My condolences to his family and friends, and all the Scuderia Ferrari family.
Just arrived in Budapest. Reading very sad news about Sergio Marchionne. Rest in peace. All my thoughts with the family.
Was an honor to have been part of his team Scuderia Ferrari. Very sad to hear the news Sergio Marchionne left us… All my thoughts goes to his family and of course the Ferrari family…
Sad to learn the news about Sergio Marchionne. Rest in peace.
Today’s RacingLines column on the future of Ferrari has been postponed to tomorrow in light of this very sad news. Our condolences go to Marchionne’s family, friends and colleagues.
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2 comments on “Todt, Carey and F1 community pay tribute to Marchionne”
25th July 2018, 16:16
Very sad. It’s a cruel world. It feels weird to have emailed him only last week before his surgery and now he’s not here.
RIP Mr Marchionne.
25th July 2018, 16:34
RIP. #ForzaSergio #GrazieSergio
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