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Martin Brundle seems to know the reason why Arrivabene was sacked

Dev Tyagi
354   //    12 Jan 2019, 19:25 IST

Do you agree with Brundle's views on Arrivabene's ouster?
Do you agree with Brundle's views on Arrivabene's ouster?

Ferrari, in 2018 under Maurizio Arrivabene, failed to lift the title. This was nothing new for an outfit that had failed to do so the previous season as well. But in 2019, there's, of course, major leadership change at Maranello.

With Mattia Binotto now at the helm of the affairs, Ferrari has once again undergone change. Interestingly, this is Ferrari's fourth team principal in the past five Formula 1 seasons.

That said, even as the new boss is to settle down in his role, the pre-season break giving the side a fair bit of time to adjust and assume new responsibilities, the discussion regarding Arrivabene's ouster is far from over.

Noted F1 pundit and former racing driver, Martin Brundle has offered his own explanations behind the top leadership change at the Scuderia.

According to the Brit, things weren't right under Arrivabene. That there were 'lack of team orders' at Monza appears to have been the reason behind the sacking of Maurizio Arrivabene, according to Martin Brundle. Having said that, Maurizio Arrivabene departs from Ferrari after having been at the helm of the affairs for the past four years.

And interestingly, in this period, even as Ferrari have been the runners-up on more occasions than they would've wanted, it doesn't appear that the team haven't improved.

Far from competing in an utterly unreliable car during the peak of the team's tumult, as exacerbated by the differences between Raikkonen and Alonso in 2014, the side, from the onset of the 2015 F1 seasons have returned to winning ways, even as the spectacle of the red-out lifting a world champion seems elusive.

According to Martin Brundle, the side's decision to follow team orders to favour Vettel and allowing Raikkonen, now Sauber-bound, to race with the German resulted in yet another season going down the drain.

But it is interesting to think how Ferrari may respond to Brundle's call if at all they feel there's a need for it.