The new teams may be slow now, but they’ve been realing in the established teams relentlessly, an it’s because the progress they’ve been making, in comparison to the established teams gains, has been so good that I have absolutley no time for Montezemolo’s crap. Alonso got slowed down by a backmarker, tough cookies, that could have happened at anytime in F1 history, as little as 5 years ago it would have been much worse and no one had the outright audacity or ignorance to say it was bad or dangerous for F1. If they brough back the %107 rule, all the new teams would be qualify now, making his comments even more detached from reality.
I genuinley don’t think the new teams are too slow anymore, even Hispania is within 107. Not once in this season have the new teams cars been intrinsically dangerous, less dangerous have they been in fact then McLaren’s failing wheel rims, Red Bulls failing breaks and Saubers failing front wings.
Montezemolo’s comments are political and for the benefit of Ferrari, three car teams would require reduced grids, an seeing as the new teams have been making clear progress an look certain to continue racing next year (baring of course HRT in which case there’s plenty of professional outfits that’ll replace them) the only possible reason Monty has to critice them is he wants to replace them with more Ferrari’s. The grid is on a clear upward spiral with stronger teams an a deeper spread of quality, it’s ruined Monties pipe dream and his throwing a sulk.