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Το κεφάλαιο Luca di Montezemolo έκλεισε στο βιβλίο της Ferrari μετά από 23 χρόνια, με τον Ιταλό να αφήνει μια τεράστια κληρονομιά και επιτυχία στην Scuderia Ferrari, με την Ιταλική αυτοκινητοβιομηχανία να τον αποχαιρετά με μια γιορτή που ετοίμασε στο εργοστάσιο της στο Μαρανέλο.

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Περισσότεροι από 2.000 υπάλληλοι της Ferrari έδωσαν το παρόν, ώστε να πούνε αντίο στον άνθρωπο που κατάφερε να κάνει τη Ferrari το πιο δυνατό brand παγκοσμίως, και την εταιρία που φέρνει πάρα πολλά χρήματα στα ταμεία της Fiat.

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Ο Montezemolo μιλώντας στους υπαλλήλους είπε:

Δεν είναι εύκολο. Είμαι περήφανος που έχω ζήσει αυτά τα υπέροχα χρόνια μαζί σας. Είστε η δύναμη πίσω από τη Ferrari, την πιο όμορφη εταιρία του κόσμου. Είστε οι πραγματικοί αρχιτέκτονες των θριάμβων της. Το μέλλον για τη Ferrari, η οποία βασίζεται όχι σε αυτοκίνητα, αλλά σε όνειρα, θα παραμείνει φωτεινό, επειδή είστε όλοι εδώ. Εσείς είστε η Ferrari.

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Φυσικά δεν ξέχασε να πει μερικά ζεστά λόγια τόσο για τον Michael Schumacher όσο και για τον Jules Bianchi, και αφού υπέγραψε αρκετά αυτόγραφα και βγήκε αρκετές φωτογραφίες, μπήκε μέσα στην FF του και έφυγε για τελευταία φορά από το εργοστάσιο της Ferrari στο Μαρανέλο, ως πρόεδρος της.

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Το αν η φυγή του Montezemolo από το τιμόνι της Ferrari θα είναι για καλό, θα το δείξει η ιστορία. Αυτό που σίγουρα θα μας λείψει είναι η αριστοκρατικότητα που διακατέχει τον Ιταλό.

Προτού αποχωρήσει από το εργοστάσιο, ο Montezemolo ανέβασε το πρώτο tweet του νέου επίσημου λογαριασμού της Ferrari στο twitter (@Ferrari), αποχαιρετώντας τους fans της Ιταλικής αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίας γράφοντας:

Ciao #Ferrari the most beautiful company in the world made by outstanding people. Luca di Montezemolo

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ενώ λίγο πριν, τα είπε με έξι πολύ καλούς συλλέκτες αυτοκινήτων της Ferrari, οι οποίοι ταξίδεψαν στο Μαρανέλο για να τον χαιρετήσουν.

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Luca di Montezemolo bids an emotional farewell to the Ferrari GT Division

Maranello, 8th October – “It’s not easy…” were the words with which a visibly moved Luca di Montezemolo began his farewell address to the employees of Ferrari’s GT Division last afternoon. He was, unsurprisingly, interrupted several times with long applause from the assembled audience.

In recent days, in fact, the women and men of Ferrari had asked on several occasions for a farewell meeting and embrace with Mr Montezemolo before he leaves Maranello after 23 years. Although clearly unable to speak with each employee individually, Montezemolo was eager to meet with them as a group, having already spoken to the Gestione Sportiva Formula 1 Division before the team’s departure for the Japanese and Russian Grands Prix.

The result was that two thousand people gathered in a large marquee at the factory yesterday afternoon. After two short introductory speeches from Vice-Chairman Piero Ferrari and CEO Amedeo Felisa plus a film documenting Montezemolo’s hugely successful 23 years with Ferrari which had as its soundtrack the Gino Paoli song “Una lunga storia d’amore” (“An enduring love story”), Mr Montezemolo took the stage.

In his address, the Chairman underscored the importance of the Maranello workers several times: “You are the power behind Ferrari, the most beautiful company in the world. You are the real architects of its triumphs. You are Ferrari”. He recalled too the marque’s triumphs in Formula 1, in which Ferrari remains the most successful team ever, as well as the success of the Prancing Horse’s GT cars the world over. Mr Montezemolo also told the assembled workforce that he was “proud to have lived these marvellous years with you”. He reiterated that he was certain “the future for Ferrari, which builds not cars but dreams, will remain bright because all of you are here”. He then had affectionate and emotional words to say about both Michael Schumacher and Jules Bianchi, the young Marussia driver who came up through the FDA ranks and is now fighting for his life after a dramatic accident at Suzuka.

After Mr Montezemolo’s address, representatives of the women and men from the factory joined him on the stage for a symbolic embrace. As he left, the Chairman was engulfed by a large crowd of admirers wanting to shake his hand, take selfies with him and generally express their enormous affection and respect for this “enduring love story”.


The Chairman’s fond farewell after 23 years in Maranello

Maranello, 10th October – 23 marvellous years together. Ciao #Ferrari the most beautiful company in the world made by outstanding people. Luca di Montezemolo

This is the tweet from Chairman Luca di Montezemolo that Ferrari is using to launch its new official @Ferrari Twitter account. A fond farewell after 23 years to all the fans and, of course, the workers at Maranello.

@Ferrari now joins our existing official Twitter accounts which include @InsideFerrari, @FerrariMagazine and @Ferraristore. It is the perfect one-stop shop for communicating with our clients, collectors and fans, and keeping them updated on the very latest product, Formula 1 and other racing news.


Maranello, 8th September 2014 – Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, Vice-Chairman Piero Ferrari and CEO Amedeo Felisa met with the world’s leading Ferrari collectors today at the Maranello headquarters. The group included Jon Shirley, owner of the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupé, winner of the prestigious Best in Show title at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance which took place last August at the famous Carmel Golf Course in California. The classic car market continues to flourish as borne out by auction results which put nine Prancing Horse cars in the top 10 most expensive cars of all time (first place going to the Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for 28.5 million euro last August at Monterey, California). Today’s meeting thus laid the foundations for a major project involving our international collectors and launching in the coming months.