"We are very close to opening a new page in the future of F1, acknowledging the good work that Bernie has done but moving on," Di Montezemolo said, adding the sport needs "a more modern view".
"We are slowly approaching the end of a period characterised by the style of one man who has done significant things," said Di Montezemolo, 65.
"It's a bit of a similar case to what will happen to me: within the decade I will face this question, but when I am 75 not 82."
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