The Ferrari chairman thinks highly of the new technical boss.
Ferrari's change of direction may have been influenced by newcomer James Allison, who was responsible for the highly competitive Lotus cars of recent seasons.
Mercedes boss Ross Brawn also commented on the inconsistency of his driver, Hamilton.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Luca di Montezemolo have hinted that Allison might have a future in red.
When word was out that James Allison was leaving Lotus, rumours spread that the technical director would move to Ferrari. However Luca di Montezemolo said, "I know nothing."
The Lotus F1 team thanks James Allison while the team announces their new technical director.
Eric Boullier talks about team orders... (recommended)
Walk All Over You – Australian Grand Prix! 'It’s a fantastic feeling to open the season in this way.' - Eric Boullier
Lotus: faster than the setting sun. The fastest time to conclude an encouraging week for Lotus F1 Team at the first pre-season test in Jerez.
Romain Grosjean ending the afternoon with the third quickest time.
James Allison believes many F1 teams will use the same 'ugly' nose this year; including Lotus F1 team -- at least for now.
Following the launch of the Lotus F1 Team E21 earlier this evening, Team Principal Eric Boullier and Technical Director James Allison discuss their thoughts on the season ahead and outlined the Lotus F1 Team’s 2013 ambitions.
Harder, better, faster, stronger - Lotus F1 Team E21 unveiled at Enstone and online.