F1 » di Montezemolo: Too many small teams forces F1 to 'compromise'


Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has once again lambasted the new teams that have entered F1 in 2010, arguing that 'having too many small teams...means too many compromises'

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Jamezzz - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 5:48 PM

Spot on with the three car recommendation, and that's about it. Two races per meeting? What a clown show that would be.

Going to love it in a few years time when Lotus is all over the modern (emasculated) Ferrari. di Monte is such a hormonal b****

andrew.

June 09, 2010 6:22 PM

This is Max Mosleys F1, and it sucks! HRT and Virgin are struggling and "Lotus" are only surviving as Fernandes is not short of a few quid and isn't scared to stick his hand in his pocket.

California Kid - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 7:26 PM

I agree that concessions had to be made as only 4 teams can afford the big spending style that is synonymous with Formula 1 from 5 years ago. The testing ban is ridiculous. Limited testing is one thing. NO TESTING is just retarded.

Dean Dean

June 09, 2010 7:28 PM

I think he'd find that his friends who are 'out at sea' ( yachting ) when F1 goes racing spend a damned sight less at the actual races than the hard core fan, please don't ask the Montezemolo's of this world who F1 should cater to...if his opinion was requested it'd be ALL about corporate hospitality, sod the genuine fans.

hello moto - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 10:29 PM

Is Luca clueless or is he being coy to turn the fans against Bernie? Isn't it obvious what's going on? Bernie is handing out teams, maybe even retaining partial ownership himself. In 2013, Bernie jacks up the entry fee so it's cheaper for new manufacturers to buy an existing team and their facilities at a premium. It's called the Brawn GP model. Bernie isn't going to make more spots available, he's going to force VW and the rest of the new manufacturers to buy out one of the small teams at a fat price tag. Either that or the small existing teams will get huge cash injections from the manufacturers.

hello moto - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 10:36 PM

I like Luca's recommendations, though. If refueling is banned, shorten the races so we don't have to watch the cars lumber around for the first 20 laps. Shortening races will increase the performance of the cars. Running 2 races would be okay with me, too. If you're going to run the cars, why not make it count for something and sell some tickets. Three cars would be nice, but the logistics is mind boggling. 50% more of everything to transport and more personnel to boot. Tough sell.

Big Tony - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 10:38 PM

Di Montezemolo wants to be very carefull of alienating the people of Asia where the new money in motor racing comes from the downturn in the worlds economy means Asia is the only area of the world still buying Ferrari's overpriced red cars Ferrari are almost bust as it is. If Asia stops buying Ferrari's they will have to call in the receivers and thats the end of the prating horse

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