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Ferrari president John Elkann has insisted that Frederic Vasseur is the right man to lead the Scuderia back to the glory days.

Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: “What’s really important, and this is the thinking we had, is that accountability is really one of the biggest determinants in what our competitors have achieved well. And also nimbleness, despite their larger organisations.

“They tend to be nimbler, faster. And Fred had those attributes, having been working in motorsport all his professional life and having been very successful in different categories, but also in F1 having managed a smaller team.

“So on one side he brings a culture of responsibility and accountability, but he also knows and has operated in organisations that are smaller, more effective and nimbler, and that is definitely something we were lacking compared to our stronger competitors.”

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