New boss Marco Mattiacci
'I've decided to go for a young manager I strongly believe in, and on a person from the Ferrari family, thus avoiding me going around the world looking for some mercenary.'
Such was the rationale of Luca Cordero Montezemolo in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, on replacing Stefano Domenicali with Formula One virgin Marco Mattiacci.
Ironically, Ferrari's last period of success was precisely the work of a number of mercenaries (namely Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt, Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn) without Italian passports and had spent little time waxing Fiats on weekends. For a while now, Ferrari’s inward-thinking attitude has resembled that of its modus...
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