Stefano Domenicali, who spent over 23 years with Ferrari and led the automaker’s Gestione Sportiva racing department , has been appointed as CEO of Lamborghini, Automotive News reports. Domenicali left Ferrari for Audi in 2014, which at the time contributed to rumors the automaker was to enter Formula 1 after dominating the competitive FIA WEC LMP1 class for over a decade.
Domenicali will replace outgoing Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann when he takes over the position on March 15th. Winkelmann has been re-appointed to Audi’s Quattro performance division, which is responsible for building the automaker’s ‘S’ and ‘RS’ line of performance cars and the R8 supercar.
The first model to launch under Domenicali’s leadership will likely be the Urus SUV, which was commissioned by Winkelmann last year. The SUV, which is expected to help grow Lamborghini deliveries even further, will be built alongside the automaker’s Huracan and Aventador supercars at its Sant‘Agata Bolognese plant in Italy.