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Mattiacci thought job offer was a joke

Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci said Friday that the team had not given up on this year's Championship. Mattiacci was addressing reporters for the first time upon arriving at the Shanghai circuit after taking over from Stefano Domenicali, who quit on Monday. He strolled into the Ferrari garage Friday morning to see the team's Fernando Alonso set the second fastest time of the day's two practice sessions before the grand prix. It was a welcome boost for Mattiacci who has been charged with improving Ferrari's fortunes after a stuttering start to the 2014 season. Two weeks ago Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen finished in only ninth and 10th places respectively in Bahrain, as they...
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