The outspoken president of the Italian manufacturer has previously said that Ferrari is “at odds” with future engine plans outlined by Liberty Media, which owns F1.
That was just one topic he addressed in a typically candid interview session during the Geneva motor show. Here are his views on F1, Ferrari’s pricing and trade wars.
On Formula 1:
“I did not say we were leaving Formula 1 in 2020, but that if we cannot reconcile our differences then we will leave.
“We’ve raced in F1 the longest of anyone. We understand the sport. It’s definitely hard to imagine F1 without Ferrari, so I sincerely hope we can go through.”
"We have been in dialogue with Liberty Media and I’m hopeful we will find a way and go forward by the end of this year. If it doesn’t, you will hear about it!”
On the future pricing of Ferrari cars:
“I don’t know how we should price the fastest V8 in our history [the new 488 Pista]. We always go through a discovery process with customers and ask them what they think they should pay for a car. We try to be fair. But I don’t think we’ve identified an upper limit on pricing yet.”
That suggests future models could cost more than the £252,695 price of a 488 Pista.