Roberto Nosetto (pictured on the right) – the Scuderia’s sporting director during the second half of the 1970s – passed away at his home in Gallipoli, Italy, last Thursday.
Already a long-serving Ferrari man, he replaced Daniele Audetto at Maranello in 1976 and was known for his habit of wearing green suits.
After leaving Ferrari, Nosetto was appointed the director of the Imola circuit, before becoming race director first in the Motorcycle World Championship and then in the World Superbikes Championship.
Ferrari's current team principal Stefano Domenicali said: “The death of Roberto Nosetto has saddened me deeply.”
“Apart from his name being irrevocably linked to the history of Scuderia Ferrari, for me, personally, he was a very important person because it was under his tenure at the Imola circuit that I began my career in motor sport.
“As a student, I tried to find things to do in the paddock, learning as much as possible from him, from his experience and above all, from his gentle nature.”