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Mattiacci wants to deliver 'not overpromise'

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Marco Mattiacci insists he is more concerned with taking Ferrari back to the pinnacle of Formula One than convincing its fans he is the man to do it.

Ferrari started the V6 turbo era on the back foot with an uncompetitive car and power unit, with just two Fernando Alonso podiums to its name in 2014. Mattiacci, who was brought in to replace Stefano Domenicali after his resignation in April, does not want to set a definitive timeline to Ferrari's revival but insists he is the man to achieve it.

"We have to work very hard and will find many tough days along the way, but we will get back to the top," Mattiacci told Formula One's official website. "I like to deliver rather than overpromise. We have a very clear strategy and a very clear timeline. Like all serious managers you have to try to do the utmost to shorten this scenario."

Mattiacci wants fans to understand there is no quick-fix solution to Ferrari's problems this year but is adamant there is no team better equipped to turn its fortunes around.

"Formula One is not soccer. It's not a case of changing one or two players and the coach and the next season you are winning. This is a very competitive environment with the most sophisticated engineering in the world and with great talents to contribute to it.

"We know that we have a lot of work to do, but we are starting from a very solid platform. I have found incredible assets in this company. We have the most talented couple of drivers, we have a tradition of over 60 years, and an impressive obsession to come back and win."

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