Montezemolo: “We haven’t won yet”

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?s 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”

Massa pleased by di Montezemolo’s support

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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

Montezemolo defends driver switch

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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

The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1

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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

Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity

2009 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 £54 million) … Continue reading Ecclestone’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity

FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

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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 and Toyota threaten to quit F1 if Max Mosley forces standard engines

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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

Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1’s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport

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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