Luca di Montezemolo says goodbye to the Ferrari GT division in an emotional ceremony

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 13, 2014

Last week, Luca di Montezemolo ended his love story with Ferrari’s GT division in an emotional farewell ceremony. 2,000 employees were present and di Montezemolo was interrupted several times with long applause from the audience. Montezemolo told the employees that they are the power behind Ferrari, which is in his opinion, the most beautiful company in the world.

In addition, Montezemolo had emotional words about Michael Schumacher and Jules Bianchi, the young Marussia driver who is know fighting for his life after the dramatic accident at Suzuka. At the end of the ceremony, Luca di Montezemolo was joined by a large crowd of admirers that wanted to shake his hand and take selfies with him.

For those who don’t know, Luca di Montezemolo is leaving Ferrari after 23 years, after a conflict with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne. Montezemolo wanted to limit the production of Ferrari supercars at 7,000 units per year in order to preserve the brand’s uniqueness but Marchionne wanted more cars to be built.

Moreover, Ferrari Chrysler Automobiles CEO was unsatisfied by Ferrari’s performances in the F1 championship. Luca di Montezemolo will be replaced by Sergio Marchionne on October 13 and according to several reports, the latter will gradually increase production at Ferrari as he wants to reach around 10,000 units per year. [source: Ferrari]

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