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WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW THROUGH MARANELLO

WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW THROUGH MARANELLO
Reports in Italy confirm that winds of change are blowing through Maranello as Ferrari restructure their engineering department amid a hugely disappointing start to the season, which has turned into a Mercedes walkover with the Reds powerless to reel them in.
https://www.grandprix247.com/2019/05...ugh-maranello/
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Interesting and IMO it was bound to happen. When I ran GT cars Hobbs told me as he had said on the air a couple of times "The teams are not just racing a car maker. They are racing all of Italy"
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Interesting and IMO it was bound to happen. When I ran GT cars Hobbs told me as he had said on the air a couple of times "The teams are not just racing a car maker. They are racing all of Italy"
For Italy, nevermind that Alfa Romeo and Maserati have been around longer. They don't have the racing pedigree Ferrari does.
For Germany, not even Mercedes could make that claim.

Well, in reality the Fiat-Chrysler group is a Dutch holding, and with a proposed Fiat-Chrysler and Renault merger on the horizon, who knows.
Within the Renault alliance, Nissan would wind up with even less voting rights, but they could always bring Carlos Ghosn out of Japanese jail to straighten things out
Macron's pressure on Ghosn (against his advice) to increase Renaults part ownership of Nissan is seen as the catalyst of the whole Ghosn charade.
Well, Ghosn not being from Japan was probably the greatest offense.
Funny, if the merger goes through, Nissan will be even less Japanese.
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In the US motoring press and press releases Renault seems to have purposefully mad much noise about controlling interest in Nissan. It is more than likely due the fact that Renault's most recent venture in selling cars in the US was a horrible failure and the public still remembers it well.
FC has been fighting money issues for longer than I can remember and is only making profit on and vans and trucks in out market. So they have no real choice other than to take the merger offer from Renault.

And good ol' Carlos Ghosn is out on bail right now. Maybe he could get court permission to travel to France and fix things.
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In the US motoring press and press releases Renault seems to have purposefully mad much noise about controlling interest in Nissan. It is more than likely due the fact that Renault's most recent venture in selling cars in the US was a horrible failure and the public still remembers it well.
FC has been fighting money issues for longer than I can remember and is only making profit on and vans and trucks in out market. So they have no real choice other than to take the merger offer from Renault.

And good ol' Carlos Ghosn is out on bail right now. Maybe he could get court permission to travel to France and fix things.
Perhaps Nissan's board didn't think this all the way through, and may have shot themselves in the foot.
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I don't see how FC is going to make a drastic sales turnaround and get into the black worldwide. Plus Renault will most like have to buy the FC debts to get full control of FC.
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