Stefano Domenicali
Stefano Domenicali
Full Name Stefano Domenicali
Date of Birth 11 May 1965 (age 47)
Occupation Team Principal
Employer Scuderia Ferrari
Years Active 1991 -

Stefano Domenicali (born May 11, 1965) is an Italian manager, currently the team principal of the Ferrari Formula One team.

He was born to a prominent banker in Imola. He studied business administration at Bologna University, graduating in 1991. He always believed that he was destined to a career in motorsport due to his birthplace. Even as a child, he went to the race track at weekends to help out in the paddock and in the media centre.



He joined Ferrari, immediately after graduation from Bologna University, where he was studying business in 1991, where he worked in company's fiscal administration. Between 1992 to 1994, he was race director at Mugello and was involved in MotoGP, DTM and other racing series. In 1995, he was appointed head of personnel in Ferrari's sporting department and was also involved with sponsorship liaison, before being promoted to Team Manager in December 1996. He remained there till January 2001. After a brief stint as Logistics Manager, he became the team's Sporting Director in 2002. On November 12, 2007 Ferrari announced Domenicali would take on the role of Director of the Ferrari Formula One team, a position previously held by Jean Todt, and became team principal in 2008. Under his leadership, Ferrari won the 2008 Constructors' Championship, before enduring a less competitive 2009 season in which the team won only a single race. In 2010, the team won five races and finished third in the Constructors' Championship, behind Red Bull Racing and McLaren. Domenicali led the team into 2011, which saw Alonso finish fourth in the championship table, two places ahead of Massa in sixth.