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Is this Stefano Domenicali's last chance?

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Four seasons have passed since Ferrari last took a driver to the F1 title, and the pressure is on team boss Stefano Domenicali. Dieter Rencken asked some of Ferrari's shrewdest observers for their views

It's the standard Friday-night dilemma: going for an Italian or a Chinese. But is it also the question that's troubling the mind of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo regarding his Formula 1 team's future?

During his fleeting visit to Wrooom in January, he suggested that the Scuderia's next sporting director could well be from the east - and no, we're not talking about the Adriatic coast.

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