All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.
Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday.
Italy's specialist Autosprint then published a photo of Marchionne, being driven in a Maserati road car, leaving the area of Montezemolo's office within the factory grounds at Maranello on Monday.
Even the formerly combative Montezemolo now seems resigned to departing, as Marchionne - chairman of Ferrari's 90 per cent owner - looks to pull back the current separation between the fabled Italian marque and the Fiat-Chrysler empire.
"Ferrari is now American," Montezemolo reportedly told close associates, according to Corriere della Sera newspaper.
He added that it is "the end of an era".
|Ferrari's entrance at Maranello. (Photo: René Fagnan)|