President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari's new team boss.
First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team's poor results and choosing to resign.
"Resignations in Italy are rare," said Montezemolo, who appointed Ferrari North America chief Marco Mattiacci - an unknown within the F1 community - as Domenicali's successor.
"Despite having won several world titles in 23 years, Domenicali had the strength to step down because of missed results," Montezemolo is quoted by La Stampa.
Criticism of Mattiacci's appointment, however, has been swift.
Patrick Tambay, a former Ferrari driver, told France's RMC...
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