Stefano Domenicali began his tenure as President and CEO of Formula 1 in January 2021 following his departure as Chairman and CEO of Lamborghini, the iconic Italian luxury car manufacturer.
A motor racing expert and leader in the industry, for many years Stefano worked at another of Italy’s most recognisable brands, Ferrari, where his most recent role was Team Principal of Ferrari’s Formula 1 team. He is credited with much of the team’s success, and Ferrari last won a Formula 1 World Championship under Stefano’s leadership.
Before becoming Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali held several other significant positions at Ferrari including F1 Team Manager, Head of HR and Sponsorship within the racing department and International Race Director at Mugello racetrack. He joined Ferrari after graduating from the University of Bologna.
Stefano has held many key roles in the automotive world and until December 2020 he was President of the FIA Single-Seater Commission, the governing body of many motor racing events including Formula 1. He is Chairman of the Automotive supply chain of Confindustria Emilia and has previously served as a member of the F1 Commission and as President of the CSAI Single-Seater Commission.
In 2020 Stefano Domenicali became a Vice-President of the Altagamma Foundation (Fondazione Altagamma), an organisation that represents the interests of some of Italy’s most famous luxury brands. He is also a Board Member of Brunello Cucinelli, a premium Italian fashion label that combines style with sustainability.
A native Italian, Stefano Domenicali attended the University of Bologna from where he graduated with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. He regularly lectures at academic institutions around the world including Stanford University and Harvard Business School in the US. In 2002 Stefano was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Officer), and in 2019 he was promoted to Commendatore.