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The Italian takes over from Stephan Winkelmann, who moves to Audi's Quattro GmbH after a decade in charge at Sant'Agata
Doug Revolta Autocar
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23 February 2016

Lamborghini has appointed Stefano Domenicali as president and CEO, replacing Stephan Winkelmann who will move to Audi’s Quattro GmbH division.

Domenicali, who led Ferrari’s Formula One team between 2008 and 2014, will take up the post with Lamborghini on 15 March.

"I am very excited to be taking on the challenges of this great legacy," Domenicali said. "It is now my duty to continue the successes that my predecessor Stephan Winkelmann achieved for Automobili Lamborghini."

Domenicali, 50, started his professional career in finance with Ferrari in 1991 and became sporting director of the Formula One team in 1998, eventually taking over as team principal in 2008. He resigned from Ferrari in 2014 and was employed by the VW Group at Audi as vice president of new business initiatives, which sparked speculation that the German brand was lining up an F1 entry.

Winkelmann departs after guiding the Italian supercar brand through the past decade under VW Group ownership, introducing models such as the Huracan and Aventador, as well as the upcoming Urus SUV.

Quattro GmbH will be a return to relatively mainstream products for Winkelmann, even though the Neckarsulm-based company produces relatively high-end, niche versions of Audi models.

Read more: Stephan Winkelmann Q&A

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xxxx 23 February 2016

Hopeless F1 manager manages to land prime job

Like football managers, even after getting sacked effectively, these F1 boys seem to get prime jobs again and again. Took over principal job the year after the Last Ferrari f1 Champion in 2007. Ferrari F1 drivers champions between 2008-2014 = 0.
cbrh004 23 February 2016

Stafano

What a wonderful surprise (well not a surprise)! Absolutely thrilled for him. Know him quite well and he will be great for Lamborghini! I may even change my mind and swap my R8 for a Huracan when it has his influence!
cbrh004 23 February 2016

Stafano

What a wonderful surprise (well not a surprise)! Absolutely thrilled for him. Know him quite well and he will be great for Lamborghini! I may even change my mind and swap my R8 for a Huracan when it has his influence!
augsburgdriver 23 February 2016

stafano

cbrh004 wrote:

What a wonderful surprise (well not a surprise)! Absolutely thrilled for him. Know him quite well and he will be great for Lamborghini! I may even change my mind and swap my R8 for a Huracan when it has his influence!

Don t know him, but prefered Winkelmann. Own also a new R8 plus, driven Huracan also, loved both, but for allday I prefer the Audi. Don t think that he can do much in terms of Huracan, cause its mainly and unlike Aventador, an Audi development. In fact it is an Audi (which is a good thin IMO, best Lamborghini I EVER driven.) The only reason why he got this job IMO is, cause F1 project is death (good thing) and they don t know what else with him to do. I would prefer, if Winkelmann would stay till Urus is finished.

augsburgdriver 23 February 2016

stafano

cbrh004 wrote:

What a wonderful surprise (well not a surprise)! Absolutely thrilled for him. Know him quite well and he will be great for Lamborghini! I may even change my mind and swap my R8 for a Huracan when it has his influence!

Don t know him, but prefered Winkelmann. Own also a new R8 plus, driven Huracan also, loved both, but for allday I prefer the Audi. Don t think that he can do much in terms of Huracan, cause its mainly and unlike Aventador, an Audi development. In fact it is an Audi (which is a good thin IMO, best Lamborghini I EVER driven.) The only reason why he got this job IMO is, cause F1 project is death (good thing) and they don t know what else with him to do. I would prefer, if Winkelmann would stay till Urus is finished.

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