F1 » di Montezemolo: We could never have anticipated such a difficult start


Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo admits that the F1 2011 campaign has been an 'emotional' one for the Scuderia thus far - but until the possible becomes impossible, the Italian insists 'we never give in'

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Firefly

July 05, 2011 5:35 PM

And it looked so good in winter testing...

I don't think the windtunnel miscalculation mishap was the only problem, they seemed to be wrong about the Pirelli tyres as well. But judging by the car's performance in Valencia they seem to be on top of both problems.

yoda401 - Unregistered

July 05, 2011 5:44 PM

And to think that Raikonen still managed to get a race win in the dog that was the F60 in 2009 in dry conditions at Spa.

I think Ferrari have a few tough years ahead of them.

Dee - Unregistered

July 05, 2011 6:13 PM

Alonso will work with the team the same as Schumi did, to turn this around, unlike precious Lulu who wants to jump ship now he's not whining (oops that should be winning!)

blzbub

July 05, 2011 6:20 PM

Everlasting tyres caught them out in 2005, Bridgstone just couldnt compete with Michelin, Incorpoating KERS and missing out on double difusers caught them out in 09, knowing how to deal with a new tyre company for the first time since the nineties (i think) has hurt them this year.

Calvin _

July 05, 2011 6:23 PM

@Dee, of course FA has to work it out at Ferrari. Where else has he got to go? McLaren won't have him back, not sure RBR want him either. He made such a big thing about wanting the Ferrari ride, he hasn't got much choice.

Dee - Unregistered

July 05, 2011 7:31 PM

Agree about Mclaren -sure Ron wouldn't allow it, but then, why would he want to go anywhere else? Most drivers would love to drive for Ferrari!

Tealeaf - Unregistered

July 05, 2011 8:02 PM

Sure there are places Alonso could go, Mercedes needs a championship winning driver at their peak and would take Alonso without a second thought, even if it would be at the expense of Rosberg. I don't see why Redbull wouldn't have Alonso, his mental state is in better shape than Shamilton right now and who would of thought that after the late 2000's he's had! Also if Mclaren and Sham do part way Alonso could rejoin considering it's not Ron running the ship anymore, he would eat Button for breakfast much like what he's done to Massa!
Driver shuffle should be like this next year to make things really interesting:
RBR: Vettel and Sham
Ferrari: Alonslo and Button
Mclaren: Kobayashi and (if fit) Kubica
Mercedes: Webber and Di Resta

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