F1 » Di Montezemolo questions FIA 'courage'

Luca di Montezemolo questions the courage of the FIA for the way in which it dealt with the Mercedes tyre test

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August 06, 2013 3:11 PM
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I think Mercedes are poised to place major pressure on Red Bull for the constructor's championship, and I expect Lotus will as well. However,Seb continues to look strong for the driver's championship. These are not my wishes, just my impartial views if I had to place my own money on the outcomes. I do not see Ferrari in the picture and NOT because of a singular tire test for Mercedes that went awry. Ferrari needs to suck it up and focus its efforts inward. Complaining about others only plays into their hands.


August 06, 2013 4:27 PM

This Crash Net page title is just a small part of the full interview LCDM gave to Corriere dello Sera, for some reason or another all English F1 sites just picked up a line here and there (fragmented the whole interview).
Keeping to the part Crash Net chose to print all LCDM said is/are true facts, the goal posts have been moved, Pirelli have changed the tyre construction, teams that got their calculations wrong re the new for 2013 tyres got what they wanted, it wasn't easy but push here, pull there, squeeze over that side, scream/cry as loud as you can and you might got what you want.
Re Mercedes test with a 2013 car and with both front line drivers complete with unmarked crash helmets, I said at the time that the penalty was right, that was because they had internal help from the FIA man responsible to prevent such things.
These supposedly F1 followers on this page should try and negate what LCDM said instead of blabbing to the wind like headless chicken.


August 06, 2013 4:49 PM

Ferrari the team that is always first to complain if a ruling doesn't go the way it wants.
Ferrari the team that cites it it being victimised if it loses a case.
Ferrari the team that get extra cash from the Concorde agreement because it is Ferrari.
Ferrari the team that complains it is treated unfairly if sanctioned, threatens to sue or withdraw from F1, others accept it gracefully.
My view we hear to much from Ferrari, I much preferred them when Brawn was in charge, with Schumacher driving. Sure they manipulated race results with team orders but at least they built a car worthy of a great champion. Time they stop moaning and concentrate on building a better car.

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