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Ferrari boss not amused as photos go viral with #arrivabeneiseverywhere

The boss of Ferrari F1 team Maurizio Arrivabene has argued since his appointment that F1 needs to do more to connect with fans and the 58 year has ...

Ferrari boss not amused as photos go viral with #arrivabeneiseverywhere
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The boss of Ferrari F1 team Maurizio Arrivabene has argued since his appointment that F1 needs to do more to connect with fans and the 58 year has found himself at the centre of an amusing photo manipulation campaign which has gone viral on Twitter.

The Italian came close to being run over in the F1 pit lane by Felipe Massa during practice for the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend. Lotus F1 team, during a rain break in testing this week, started photoshopping images of the Ferrari boss onto other famous images using the hashtag #arrivabeneiseverywhere.

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Many fans have joined in and provided their own.

Here are some of the best of them, below.

For his part, Arrivabene apparently was not particularly amused by the campaign, when he spoke to reporters at the Milan Expo yesterday. "Mmmm. It was Massa who forwarded some of the images to me," Arrivabene told Gazzetta dello Sport, apparently without smiling.

The Italian also addressed growing rumours emanating from Germany that the team is in talks with Williams' other driver Valtteri Bottas about replacing Kimi Raikkonen next season, "If I gave you the list of drivers who have called me since the start of the season," he said, "Bottas is one of many. The Ferrari is the car everyone dreams of driving, but there are only two seats and both are full." He added that Daniel Ricciardo was not one of the drivers to contact him, "Perhaps he does not have my number," he said.

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