F1 » Montezemolo unmoved by rivals’ criticism

Ferrari doesn't care' what its rivals have to say about the way it goes racing, claims president Luca di Montezemolo.

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December 27, 2012 12:07 PM

Well to be honest he is right...... At least the Fez do things in your face as apposed to RB which is the team my man drives for, and cut the fan boy crap, we all know what goes on over there ! Regardless if Seb is a younger and faster driver.


December 27, 2012 12:36 PM

That episode in Austin should have attracted reaction from the FIA and caused both the team cars to drop grid positions or worse.

Cutting an Official seal to improve a grid placing is not my idea of motor racing.

If there is not a rule in place to prevent blatant gainsmanship of this type there B well should be!

Luca - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 12:44 PM

There's rules and the spirit of the rules.

Motor racing is supposed to be a gentleman's sport...I know it isn't a lot of the title but Ferrari are neither gentlemen or race in the spirit of the rules, cheats. Always have been.


December 27, 2012 12:46 PM


Agreed not identified in the rules, but in my opinion unsporting.

Have followed F1 for a long time and am dissapointed with Ferraris reactions.

(Bring back that sound of a V12 on full song!)

Moi - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 1:12 PM

I'm not usually keen on Ferrari's stance with definite #1 and #2 drivers but can't fault Montes words there.

re the Austin seal breaking: while it wasn't exactly sporting nor is qualifying 9th which was ok given it was the clean side of the track, Grosjean's penalty meant he moved upto 8th the dirty side. Ordinary moving up a place would be good but in theory given the track it was most likely going to be worse than starting 9th and possibly even 11th. Surely its about time FIA did something between qualifying and race to ensure the full width of the track is always fully sweeped and clean even if that means cleaning rubber off the racing line to ensure better racing where all lines can be taken without picking marbles and other crap?

rhinoh - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 1:35 PM

Ferrari actually sought permission from the fia before they broke the seal. They done it at the very last second because red bull were going to do the same. If Ferrari are cheats how come they have not a world championship in how many years. If your going to cheat its to win not to come second or third. Their is moving wrong with bending the rules, as long as you don't break them.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 2:07 PM

Get a load of this would you... Ferrari, the king of in-your-face favoritism and pseudo-cheating attempting to deflect the blame onto Red Bull. Saying that Red Bull are cheats and that they don't give Mark Webber a fair chance is just wrong. Mark actually finished AHEAD of Seb in the last race. If there were secret team orders, then Mark would have done a "Glock" and pulled aside until Seb passed.
Ferrari are really making themselves look bad by blaming Red Bull for the kind of things they do best. Cheating, hoodwinking, and using team orders that blatantly CHEAT teammate #2.
Ferrari are clearly bitter that Seb was able to hold them off 'till the end.

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