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Mattiacci: 'I got a call and thought it was a joke'

Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci - a relative unknown in the Formula 1 paddock - revealed during an interview that he received a call from Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo out of the blue just hours before he was confirmed as Stefano Domenicali's replacement. The 43-year-old believed it was a joke at first, but soon realised that Di Montezemolo was being serious when he said a plane ticket was waiting to fly the Italian from America to Italy that same day. "I received a call at 5.58am on Friday morning," he said. "It was the chairman Montezemolo on the phone, and he told me this is my idea. And I thought that April Fools was already far away, it was 15 days...
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