Montezemolo expects FIA reaction

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said he expects the FIA to analyse the circumstances of yesterday’s European Grand Prix.

Ferrari expressed outrage yesterday that Lewis Hamilton was able to finish second in the race after taking a drive-through penalty for overtaking the safety car, while their drivers finished lower down the field after staying behind the safety car.

Di Montezemolo said:

The result of yesterday?s race was misrepresentative. Ferrari, which showed itself to be competitive in the European Grand Prix, paid a price that was too high for respecting the rules.

Meanwhile those who didn?t follow the rules were penalised by the race officials in a way that was less severe than the damage suffered by those who did respect them. That is a very serious and unacceptable event that creates dangerous precedents, throwing a shadow over the credibility of Formula One.

We are sure that the FIA will fully analyse what happened, taking the consequent necessary decisions. Ferrari will watch this with interest.
Luca di Montezemolo

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58 comments on Montezemolo expects FIA reaction

  1. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 29th June 2010, 14:06

    Now, there’s no question that the SC rules need to be evaluated. A system needs to be put in place that means the chance timing of a SC does not lead to gain or pain for anyone – i.e. the SC waves through everyone except the leader, and then the pack is bunched up. Or they can just close the pit-lane for three laps except for anyone with a car damaged from the incident that brought the SC out.

    But if Ferrari are going to respond in this way, there’s only one answer to them really:

    A child learns that if they want to get what they want, they must do more than whine and demand. Why hasn’t Luca?

  2. TimmyA said on 29th June 2010, 19:47

    Ferrari is turning into a bunch of crying hypocrites since Alonso showed up. First with the new teams and now carrying on with hamilton. Drop it. Its done your drivers lost move on. And then Briatorie sharing his useless opinion way too harsh. Disqualified yeah right.

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