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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john - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 6:44 PM

one thing is clear that in first part of the season redbull was not fast so therefore vettel was strugling and webber was mastering that redbull in d first part but from singapore the redbull upgrade thier car and that suits vettels style so it is clear that vettel was struggling with bad car nd when redbul get better he done his job so he is an good not great driver in faster car and hope u will understand this.....!

Amir - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 7:09 PM

I totally agree wth diMontezemollo and Domenicalli. Others , specially RBR, would do even worse if they were at Ferrari's place. They absolutelly try anything new on webber's car. just see how many mechanical failures webber has had in these 3 years comparing to vettel. Ferrari at least they mention it clearly. RBR have benefited from cheating some of the rules, excellent newey and mr luvky vettel.

atx2012 - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 7:41 PM

More comedy gold from Ferrari and Montezemolo!

"I don't care what my rivals have to say". Then why is he talking about it!?

"I learned from Enzo not to talk about my rivals". He's done nothing but talk about them for the entire latter part of the season, especially after Alonso had lost his lead in the championship and now he is doing it again after the season has been over for more than a month. I've lost count of how many times has he mentioned Vettel, Webber, Newey, and Red Bull...

cris - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 11:58 PM

The episode at Austin is no different when Redbull Decided to start from the pitlane rather than on the back of the grid on Vettel's car. Is what Redbull did within the regulations? Yes, is what Ferrari did within the regulations? Yes, no what the f*ck is all this fuss about. Ferrari was not the one caught with an illegal floor that was banned later on (Monaco) , and Ferrari was not caught changing the fuels map that was banned later on.... it was all Redbull, so to pick the lesser evil, it is Ferrari. No moves or devices that Ferrari used this year that was banned subsequently.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

December 28, 2012 12:24 AM

I fundamentally don't like Ferrari and have a low opinion of Di Zemelo and FA BUT in the Austin case they only worked within the rules, but in doing so made the rules look stupid. The VERY simple rule which should apply here is that a team may relegate one driver behind another on the grid at any time. End of rule, apart from deciding whether it should be one place or possibly five places behind or to the back of the grid. Jean Todt, move aside, you were confounded by truth yet I cut through lies.


December 28, 2012 1:19 AM

Cris, Spot on post.

I really don't see the point in people whining about Ferrari when all they did was play to the rules. Whine about the rules by all means but don't whine about those who play to the rules.
Ferrari asked if it was acceptable to break Massa's gearbox seal and incur a penalty, they were told "YES" Ferrari thought that was the best way forward and they were right. Just the same as RBR starting Vettel from the pit lane with a changed car, rather than starting last on the grid.
Spirit of the rules is all well and good but I'd bet NO team pricipal on the grid gives a toss about it, they want to win and if that means pushing every rule to the maximum then they will.

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