F1 introduced final month that Carey can be stepping down as CEO and chairman on the finish of the yr, handing the reins over to ex-Ferrari crew principal Domenicali.
Carey will stay with F1 as a non-executive chairman, helping the transition to Domenicali upon the Italian’s formal begin date of 1 January.
Talking on the Past the Grid podcast, Carey stated F1 went by an intensive course of to search out his alternative earlier than deciding on Domenicali.
“We went by a really broad search, taking a look at an entire vary from A to Z of candidates,” Carey stated.
“I got here into this as an outsider, and I feel there was some worth in coming into the game as an outsider, as a result of I felt it wanted vital change and contemporary views, a unique set of views.
“Going ahead now, what we felt was proper, we wished anyone who can keep the momentum and proceed to construct on what we predict we have put in place to develop the game.
“One of many necessary issues Stefano brings is a deep information of not simply the game and the competitors on-track, however the gamers within the sport, and due to this fact I feel he can hit the bottom working when it comes to taking issues ahead.”
Domenicali spent greater than 20 years with Ferrari, serving because the crew principal of its F1 operation between 2008 and 2014. He later went on to carry roles at Audi and Lamborghini, in addition to being the president of the FIA’s single-seater fee.
Domenicali’s appointment has received widespread reward all through the paddock, with Carey echoing the idea of many who his character makes him well-suited to the position.
“Stefano brings a singular personalty to this, anyone that has nice respect,” Carey stated.
“Typically I really feel that this position you are sitting within the eye of a storm, with quite a lot of companions circling round. I feel he brings a stability, and an even-keeled character to navigate by what at instances generally is a very noisy scenario.
“I feel the mixture of distinctive experience and expertise with a character that may navigate by the assorted dynamics that exist make him ideally suited to this.”
Mercedes crew boss Toto Wolff revealed that he held some preliminary talks with F1 about taking on from Carey, however they finally “by no means went wherever” amid opposition from rival groups.
Carey refused to be drawn on F1’s consideration of Wolff for the position, saying that the one provide made was to Domenicali.
“I am not going to get into who we talked to or thought-about,” Carey stated. “We went by a search of taking a look at a variety of individuals throughout the board.
“I am actually not going to touch upon and do not assume it is applicable to touch upon who we thought-about. We solely made one provide, and that supply was to Stefano, and we’re thrilled to have him in place.”