Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at a press conference in Maranello, Modena, Italy, today. Montezemolo said he was resigning after 23 years at the helm, in a move that had widely been expected after his record was questioned by parent company Fiat-Chrysler. Photograph: EPA

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Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo presents the new Ferrari 458 Speciale at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photo: Reuters

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