FILE PHOTO: Ferrari Formula One team principal Stefano Domenicali attends a news conference after the second practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Brandon Malone

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali is set to replace Chase Carey as the sport’s next chief executive, the racefans.net website reported on Tuesday.

There was no official comment from Liberty Media-owned Formula One.

Domenicali, 55, is currently chairman and chief executive of Italian sportscar maker Lamborghini and also serves as head of the governing FIA’s single-seater commission.

The Italian was in charge of Ferrari’s Formula One team from 2008-2014.

Carey has presided over Formula One since 2017 when U.S.-based Liberty took over the sport and ousted former supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Racefans.net, citing “a source with knowledge of the situation”, said the Italian was expected to take over as chief executive before the start of next season.

The FIA is also run by a former Ferrari team boss, Frenchman Jean Todt, while Formula One’s managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn is a former Ferrari technical director.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis

source: reuters.com

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