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Formula One: Ferrari's new boss won't give up on title

Published on Apr 18, 2014 10:42 PM
 
New Ferrari Formula One team principal Marco Mattiacci attends the second practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit on Friday, April 18, 2014. Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci said on Friday that the team had not given up on this year's world championship, two days ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci said on Friday that the team had not given up on this year's world championship, two days ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

He 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 on 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.

 
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