Luca di Montezemolo articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Massa pleased by di Montezemolo’s support 14th October 2010, 16:41

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 […]

Montezemolo: Massa “a number one driver” 6th October 2010, 15:48

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 ?ǣ both in the next four races and, with […]

Montezemolo defends driver switch 26th July 2010, 23:25

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 […]

Mosley continues di Montezemolo attacks 30th May 2010, 8:14

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 […]

Criticism of Ferrari Marlboro barcode prompts outburst from Montezemolo 4th May 2010, 11:34

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.

Montezemolo: ‘F1 needs credibility’ 28th January 2010, 12:54

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.

Belgian Grand Prix quotes round-up 30th August 2009, 23:50

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 […]

The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1 12th May 2009, 19:25

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 […]

F60: another name change for Ferrari 13th January 2009, 9:47

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’s response to Montezemolo is an attempt to break FOTA’s unity 20th December 2008, 11:54

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) more. When they win the constructors? championship, which […]