Montezemolo still wants three-car teams

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Luca di Montezemolo repeats his demand F1 for three-car teams in Formula 1.

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Season?s greetings and surprise presents. Fiorano hosts the Italian F1 media dinner (Ferrari)

“We hope next year will be as good a season as this one and not one like 2009, when the championship seemed to be drugged. The small teams? Honestly, I feel it would be better to have the opportunity of running a third car rather than seeing cars that would struggle even in GP2: it?s an idea we will put forward again strongly for the future.

“On the subject of the new circuits, I have to say it would be better if more thought was given to the races with an increase in overtaking opportunities with less effort going into beautiful architecture.

“Then we must unblock this absurd limitation on testing. Formula 1 is the only sport in which there is no chance to train. It is like asking Real Madrid, Milan or Inter to play with smooth soled boots in the rain or not to warm up before a Champions League game.”

FIA Gala 2010 – F1 Season Highlights (Youtube)

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race video edit is also now available on F1.com.

F1 2011 Technical Regulations ?ǣ Detailed and Explained (Scarbs F1)

“The driver adjustable front wing is now deleted from the rules and instead the rear wing is now driver adjustable. This is because the expected benefit of greater front wing angle never provided the driver with more grip when following another car.”

Soft Pauer launch 2011 Timing and Track Positioning App (F1)

Eighteen quid seems very expensive from what I’ve seen of this. If you’ve got it tell us what you think of it in the comments.

Lotus legacy unclaimed – Gerard Lopez (BBC)

“We are sure to be called what we are going to be called and I’m not sure they will be called that way. It’s pure speculation that there might be four cars using the same name.”

McLaren Group achieves carbon trust standard (McLaren)

“This achievement makes McLaren the first and only Formula 1 team to be officially recognised by the Carbon Trust for taking action on climate change.”

Liuzzi: Force India seat is safe (Autosport)

“Each time a driver is said to interest Force India, looks like it’s always me the one who has to move over. This is obviously just what part of the media says, because on my part I’m very calm.”

Comment of the day

Luca di Montezemolo’s got nothing on our Steph:

??For this Felipe gets seven minus.?? Is that his grade or what he lost at Germany?
Steph

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89 comments on Montezemolo still wants three-car teams

  1. too bad luca. Lotus will have 4 cars on the grid next year

  2. Nathan Bradley said on 15th December 2010, 10:33

    Many happy returns Steph and Magnificent Geoffrey, that has to be COTD!

    Nathan

  3. bosyber said on 15th December 2010, 11:26

    Happy brithday Steph

    And a great COTD too!

    The three car thing is really getting old – I suppose the people actually doing the work asked de Montezemelo to stay out of their factory over the winter, so he is forced to dredge up old opinions again, especially since, with Berlusconi surviving as prime minister, his political career will have to wait.

    On Genii’s view on Lotus Renault: if you are not claiming the Team Lotus legacy, how about leaving the black and gold livery behind then? Bit puzzling.

    Or is he maybe trying to twist it such that neither deserves the legacy, thus the car manufacturer Group Lotus wins. In which case, why does he think that “Group” has attempted to get the Team Lotus name/legacy, unsuccessfully, several times over the last years, but still does claim the racing legacy in their headquarters. Doesn’t that sort of dispute that non of them is claiming it?

  4. antonyob said on 15th December 2010, 11:43

    well its not going to happen so…..?

    hay what if HRT got control of F1, or Skoda or Postman Pat!!!! responses to “flights of fancy competition,

  5. Luca di Montezemolo actual makes some very good points for a change (possibly the 1st time ever) **wide eyes**

  6. Alex Bkk said on 15th December 2010, 11:57

    Luca di Montezemolo repeats his demand F1 for three-car teams in Formula 1.

    Demand? Insane

    “On the subject of the new circuits, I have to say it would be better if more thought was given to the races with an increase in overtaking opportunities with less effort going into beautiful architecture.

    Spot on!

    “Then we must unblock this absurd limitation on testing. Formula 1 is the only sport in which there is no chance to train. It is like asking Real Madrid, Milan or Inter to play with smooth soled boots in the rain or not to warm up before a Champions League game.”

    Spot on again!

    2 outta 3 ain’t so bad for Luca :D

  7. Alex Bkk said on 15th December 2010, 12:04

    Happy B’day to a fellow Scuderia Ferrari fan and F1 Fanatic! Having a pint called Steph to honor this glorious day.

    Cheers! Alex

  8. That FIA video was awesome.

  9. Enzo would fire his ass. Asap. By saying: was these comments made by LDM´s brother??

  10. Come on Luca, Felipe was not good enough for you so you need other no. 2 driver?

  11. Bortolotti ans Zampieri out of the FDA
    As I said yesterday many drivers of the FDA really prove to be a fail.

  12. On this day in F1
    Clay Regazzoni died this day 4 years ago.

  13. The Bucket Of Vindaloo (@the-bucket-of-vindaloo) said on 15th December 2010, 17:27

    Three car teams. Tasty prospect. But not practical. Because for tracks that would need pitlane extensions, who’s gonna pay for all of them?

  14. Gary Foreman said on 15th December 2010, 17:33

    Testing – totally agree, is crazy. Should allow more testing – but still limited. The Monday idea sounds good.

  15. Omar Roncal said on 15th December 2010, 18:18

    So if three cars were deployed by each team in the future, We will probably listen: “Fernando is faster than you TWO”!!!!!!!!!

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