“The current Formula 1 is still too dependent on aerodynamics.”
Luca di Montezemolo says Ferrari will not concede defeat in the 2011 championship yet.
Luca di Montezemolo says a four-cylinder Ferrari would be “absurd”.
“When others have won 10% of what Ferrari has won, then they can also have their say.”
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says Felipe Massa “drove like his brother” in 2010.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo urged his team not to take success for granted after Fernando Alonso took the lead of the drivers’ championship in the Korean Grand Prix. Montezemolo told Ferrari staff, “Let?óÔé¼Ôäós keep our feet on the ground, because we have not actually won anything yet.” Alonso is 11 points ahead of Mark … Continue reading Montezemolo: “We haven’t won yet”
Felipe Massa says he is grateful for the support of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo following a difficult weekend at Suzuka. Massa told the official Ferrari website: Even though I am going through a particularly difficult time right now with a lack of results in the last couple of races, I know I can count … Continue reading Massa pleased by di Montezemolo’s support
Luca di Montezemolo has said Felipe Massa needs to give “the performances of a number one driver” in the final races of 2010: Felipe is and will always stay a number one driver for Ferrari. I expect the performances of a number one driver from him ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ both in the next four races and, with … Continue reading Montezemolo: Massa “a number one driver”
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has defended his team’s decision to change the order of its drivers during yesterday’s German Grand Prix. The stewards of the meeting fined Ferrari $100,000 for the move. The World Motor Sports Council will investigate whether the team acted improperly by giving a coded instruction to Felipe Massa telling him … Continue reading Montezemolo defends driver switch
Former FIA president Max Mosley has continued his haranguing of Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo. Mosley told the Daily Mail di Montezemolo urged him to ban double diffusers when the legality of the devices was being investigated last year: Luca does have this silly idea that if it is Ferrari then it is OK. When we … Continue reading Mosley continues di Montezemolo attacks
The Ferrari Marlboro barcode story was dead. So why on earth has Luca di Montezemolo gone public with his thoughts on the matter? By confusing Ferrari’s position on the matter he’s only given people fresh cause to wonder whether F1’s most successful team should be allowed to circumvent rules banning tobacco advertising.
Luca di Montezemolo believes F1 must to “recover its credibility” in 2010. Speaking at the launch of Ferrari’s 2010 F1 car the company chairman said the sport should be a “test base” for cutting edge automotive technology and urged the sport to adopt more stable regulations.
Looking through the press releases after the Belgian Grand Prix I found a few interesting quotes. Romain Grosjean didn’t last long in his second Grand Prix. And he’s surely only person who thinks Jenson Button was responsible for their tangle on the first lap: I made a very good start, moving up to thirteenth place … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix quotes round-up
The Ferrari board confirmed today it will pull its team out of F1 if the FIA does not back down on its controversial plans for the 2010 rules. Toyota and Red Bull/Toro Rosso have already voiced the same objections and several F1 news sites are indicating that Mercedes, Renault and BMW are prepared to do … Continue reading The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1
Ferrari’s new 2009 F1 car launched yesterday may mark another change in the team’s somewhat esoteric approach to naming its cars. Here’s a brief guide to how Ferrari have named their F1 cars from 1950 to 2009.
Ecclestone called the Ferrari president a "press officer" When Bernie Ecclestone has something to say, he calls the The Times: Ferrari get so much more money than everyone else. They know exactly what they get, they are not that stupid, although they are not that bright, either. They get about $80 million (about Â£54 million) … Continue reading Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity
Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s … Continue reading FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too
Ferrari, F1’s oldest team, has threatened to quit over standard engines First Toyota, now Ferrari is threatening to pull its F1 team if Max Mosley persists with his plan to make all F1 teams use the same engine: The Ferrari Board of Directors expressed strong concerns regarding plans to standardise engines as it felt that … Continue reading Ferrari and Toyota threaten to quit F1 if Max Mosley forces standard engines
Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at Luca Montezemolo?óÔé¼Ôäós criticism of the Singapore Grand Prix as a ?óÔé¼?ôcircus?óÔé¼?Ø. Is this just a bit of tit-for-tat between two of the most powerful men in F1, or signs of a deeper tension?
Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo was not impressed by the role the safety car had to play in Singapore: When we race on tracks where staging a circus or something else would be better, anything can happen, because the spectacle is supplied by the Safety Car. This is humiliating for F1. Montezemolo may be sore about … Continue reading Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1’s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport