MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

Luca di Montezemolo is beginning to behave like Enzo Ferrari, but needs to become more like the Luca of old if Fernando Alonso is to be allowed to bring success back to the team

Fernando Alonso stood in the crisp white snow, scarlet overalls contrasting with the gleaming whitewashed wall against which he leant, chatting to his manager Luis Garcia as the world's press filled the adjacent conference room. It gave the appearance somehow of someone still an outsider, not yet part of the fabric of this team.

Behind Alonso was the building where, one floor up, 'The Old Man' had his office. Had Fernando seen Enzo Ferrari's old room? "Yes," he smiled. "A little spooky." The office is just as it was in 1988, when the team's legendary founder died. In the years that followed, while that room has remained frozen in time, everything around it changed.

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