F1 » Montezemolo plays old hand again

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo again tries to throw his weight around - but is it for real?

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Rob01 - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 12:27 PM
Last Edited 1480 days ago

There is a new king in town and it goes by the name of Red Bull. Play the cards as you see fit Montezemolo but don't keep crying wolf.
EDIT by CRASH.NET! Driver insult removed.

purepix - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 2:15 PM

Yeah ok, it might all be a bit of "blah blah blah" for publicity, but his comments do make some sense.
1. We could do with some limited in season testing, particularly for rookies.
2. Most people agree better racing comes with less aerodynamic grip and more mechanical grip
3. What would be wrong with having customer cars?

Caroline - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 2:23 PM

It was Montezemolo's RRA idea that brought in the ban on in-season testing, but now his team is being beaten he wants to change it ... Of course having a 2.5% extra schedule 10 payment would help his team afford more testing than his rivals.

Why doesn't he buy a junior team like STR, instead of wanting to fill the grid up with compliant drivers in second string Ferraris, or would the degree of independence a junior team would have not fit in with the team orders plan.

But then again mad Monty does think F1 fans spend Sunday afternoons at the beach ... I wonder what colour the sky is on Monty's planet.


November 08, 2011 2:43 PM

Luca seems to be upset with the aspects of f1 that most (so called) fans are also upset with, ten cars qualifying within half a second after three and a half miles shows not enough flexibility in the design regs to give any variety, forcing the use of gimmicks to facilitate overtaking (enhance the show).

Don Luca - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 3:11 PM

Montezemolo as Italian prime minister?? isn't that continuing the same soap opera just changing the joker..
But of course then he have both FIA and Italy to support their continuing request of rule changes to Ferrari benefit.
I know this doesn't belong here, just saw it mentioned in the article. sorry

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 08, 2011 6:06 PM

Montezemolo also said he is outraged at Couglin coming back into F1. Yet he was fine hiring Alonso who took part. The days of Red getting all of their wishes is long gone. And now we hear quit rumors again. And happy to have obtained the Red Bull wing and now have one on their car. Pot calling the kettle black.

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