Luca di Montezemolo archive
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 ?é?ú54 million) more. When they win the constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship, which […]
FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too 18th December 2008, 7:00
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 […]
Ferrari and Toyota threaten to quit F1 if Max Mosley forces standard engines 27th October 2008, 20:43
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 such a move would detract from the entire raison of a […]
Bernie Ecclestone mocks Ferrari ‘clowns’ 6th October 2008, 21:53
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?
Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1′s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport 1st October 2008, 11:00
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 […]
Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1? 1st August 2008, 0:13
Formula 1?óÔé¼Ôäós ten teams have formed a new group to represent their interests in the sport following a meeting at Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós Maranello headquarters. It looks like another move in the power games that have been going on between the sport?óÔé¼Ôäós regulators (the FIA), the commercial rights holders (FOM) and the teams, which intensified during the […]