Montezemolo keen for Mercedes “prosecution”

2013 F1 season

Luca di Montezemolo, Ferrari, Circuit de Cataunya, Barcelona, 2013Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo hopes the FIA will prosecute Mercedes for carrying out a three-day test for Pirelli.

Speaking at the opening of a new Ferrari museum, Montezemolo said: “I do not wish to comment, but I note with satisfaction that the federation is following this incident well.”

“Let?s hope Formula One can maintain its professionalism and we have faith that those who attempt to circumvent the regulations are pursued and prosecuted, or rather more prosecuted than pursued.”

“We have faith in the FIA,” Montezemolo added.

Ferrari are one of two teams which protested against Mercedes. The FIA International Tribunal will meet on June 20th to examine whether the rules were broken.

Montezemolo said he is keeping a close eye on the team’s performance following Fernando Alonso’s second place finish on Sunday:

“Between today and tomorrow, I will hold a long and detailed meeting with [team principal Stefano] Domenicali and all the engineers: they know what we must do to improve and I am convinced that right to the very last race, Ferrari will be competitive and a contender, that we will not give up and that we have all the elements in place to improve.”

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106 comments on Montezemolo keen for Mercedes “prosecution”

  1. I think there is more information and facts which havent been made public which will come up out at the hearing

  2. Lewisham Milton said on 11th June 2013, 20:46

    Mmmm, prosciutto.

  3. RACERNORRISKI (@racernorriski) said on 11th June 2013, 21:13

    No one and I mean NO ONE has had more inside deals and graft and corruption via FIA than FERRARI. Once again FERRARI was given a pass because they used a 2011 car supposedly(?), even though the rules state NO TESTING, nothing about vintage of the car, NO TESTING. Luca is just a poor loser and lucky he has Alphonso for a driver to compensate for a so so car. I think the BIG question should be what did Brawn / MERCEDES gain from the test? Thanks, Ray

  4. stert said on 11th June 2013, 21:41

    It’s all hilarious but the cherry on top is..” I don’t won’t to comment..but. “

  5. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 11th June 2013, 22:47

    I am still of the belief that Pirelli should be in more trouble than Mercedes at the moment. But looking forward to hearing about the grittier details.

  6. Joey-Poey (@joey-poey) said on 12th June 2013, 1:56

    This is rich coming from someone who blatantly broke the rules (team orders, Hockenheim 2010 ring a bell?) yet was merely given a fine. If a similar standard is expected to be held, then Mercedes gets a fine and a “that was naughty, but we’ll change the rules for you next year.”

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