"I was taken to a room. The desk was clear, except for one sheet of paper. Ferrari said this was the press release that would be released in half an hour saying our relationship was over. 'That's it. You are out of our team'"
Just like the man himself, the office of Ivan Capelli is quietly understated. Capelli was recently appointed president of the Automobile Club of Milan (ACM), yet he does not flaunt the authority that comes with high office and embraces, among many things, the Monza circuit and the Italian Grand Prix.
Capelli prefers instead to work with the same gentle enthusiasm he brought to a career spanning karts, Formula 3, Formula 3000 and 93 Formula 1 grands prix. He led a couple of races and managed to split the all-conquering McLaren-Hondas with his March-Judd 881 at Estoril in 1988.