Domenicali linked with Italian basketball federation position 25 April, 2014 Stefano Domenicali Axed Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali could rebuild his professional career in the world of Italian basketball. Italian media reports claim the 48-year-old, who started work at Maranello in his twenties, has been contacted in recent days by Giovanni Petrucci, president of the Italian basketball federation, the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (FIP). Petrucci became Italian basketball’s president last year. In his seventh season as Ferrari team principal, Domenicali stepped down between the recent Bahrain and Chinese Grand Prix due to the fabled Italian team’s poor results. He was replaced by Marco Mattiacci. Fernando Alonso scored Ferrari’s first podium of the new V6 era in China, and dedicated it to the departed chief. “Probably all the parts from now until July or August are coming from the team working under Stefano, so hopefully we can give him some great Sundays at home in front of the TV,” he said. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.