Sergio Marchionne was a man who was clearly highly respected for his leadership skills and passion for the sport, and oversaw Ferrari’s emergence as a force to be reckoned with once more.
Following his sad death yesterday at the age of just 66, tributes for him poured in from both the F1 community and the wider motorsport world.
All of us at Ferrari feel privileged to have worked alongside a courageous leader like Sergio Marchionne, a man of enormous humanity and intelligence. In this moment of sadness, we join with his family in remembering him with immense affection. pic.twitter.com/chxYZWnjWs
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 25, 2018
"This is a sad day for all of us in @F1. We have a lost a huge supporter of our sport, a fierce competitor, an ally and a friend. Our heartfelt sympathies are with Sergio's family and all at @ScuderiaFerrari at this difficult time."
– Toto Wolff pic.twitter.com/LddZsUa4cI
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 25, 2018
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) July 25, 2018
Very sad to hear that Sergio Marchionne has passed away. All my condolences to his family and @ScuderiaFerrari RIP 🙏
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) July 25, 2018
Landed in Budapest with very sad news. Rest in peace Sergio. Great loss for the sport. My condolences and support to his family and friends, and to the @ScuderiaFerrari family.
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) July 25, 2018
Our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergio Marchionne. He blended his business acumen with his passion for motorsports and Formula 1 is better for it. pic.twitter.com/lZmOnJKUdo
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) July 25, 2018
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/IAA96vOPlB
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) July 25, 2018
Sergio achieved a colossal amount for the automotive industry and motor sport worldwide. He was an endearing, upstanding and brave man, an unconventional and visionary leader.
My tribute to Sergio Marchionne: https://t.co/33twI5k2EY
— Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) July 25, 2018
— Fernando Alonso (@alo_oficial) July 25, 2018
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Sergio Marchionne. On behalf of all at Williams, we would like to express our condolences to Sergio’s family, friends and @ScuderiaFerrari ❤️
— WILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) July 25, 2018
The motorsport community has lost one of its leader. Sergio Marchionne was an industry giant. RIP. So early gone. My 🙏🏻 with his family .
— LUCAS DI GRASSI (@LucasdiGrassi) July 25, 2018
Sergio Marchionne has passed away, aged just 66. A giant in the auto industry and a man with tremendous impact and influence in our sport. Of course his tragic passing will affect F1, but now is the time to honour his achievements and think of his family.
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) July 25, 2018
Just arrived in Budapest. Reading very sad news about Sergio Marchionne. Rest in peace. All my thoughts with the family.
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) July 25, 2018
— Giancarlo Fisichella (@OfficialFisico) July 25, 2018
Was an honor to have been part of his team @ScuderiaFerrari
Very sad to hear the news Sergio Marchionne left us… All my thoughts goes to his family and of course the Ferrari family… #ForzaFerrari pic.twitter.com/m225XAPIRR
— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) July 25, 2018
As the team gathers for another race, we all remember a true friend and great inspiration to us all. Everyone at Alfa Romeo Sauber thanks Sergio Marchionne for his services to not just Formula One, but the automotive industry as a whole. Our thoughts are with him and his family. pic.twitter.com/F4L8ijS1fm
— Sauber F1 Team (@SauberF1Team) July 26, 2018
Condolences to Sergio Marchione’s family, it was an honour to meet such a great person.
— Marc Gené (@marc_gene) July 25, 2018
I never had the opportunity to talk with Mr Marchionne but I wish I had. He seemed a very capable leader. He walked into the musty stable and carefully groomed the disheveled coat of the horse he found there; encouraged it to regain its hind legs, to remember how to stand tall.
— Steve Matchett (@MrSteveMatchett) July 25, 2018
All of us here at WTF1 extend our sincerest condolences to his friends and family.