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Ecclestone: Ferrari F1 breakaway threat 'all nonsense'

Luca di Montezemolo's comments on an F1 breakaway lead to Bernie Ecclestone dismissing the talk as 'nonsense'
Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed fresh talk that a breakaway from F1 could happen in the coming years.

The issue was raised once again following a media lunch involving the Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who suggested that teams wouldn't want to be 'locked in an F1 prison' [See separate story HERE. Those comments came ahead of discussions to extend the current Concorde Agreement, which comes to an end at the conclusion of 2012.

Although di Montezemolo did admit that the presence of Ecclestone was 'a priority' for the future of the sport, the commercial rights holder said he wasn't paying much attention to the comments from Maranello – insisting it was the same thing that was said by the Ferrari president on a yearly basis.

"It's what he (Montezemolo) says every time he goes to Monza every year," he told Reuters. "'We need more money'. It's all nonsense.

"They're not going to break away. They've tried it all before. Luca's a lovely guy but he likes to say these things and then he forgets what he is saying."



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OinAJ - Unregistered

December 20, 2010 9:26 PM

What I don't understand is why they have to change the rules every year. Like Luca said, what the hell will a F1 car do with an engine with 4 cylinders, that the big manufacturers will never use for their cars?? I'll let everyone do the best with their money, and raise the game to the best minds with the best ideas

Alan - Unregistered

December 20, 2010 4:19 PM

Please someone just kick Ferrari out already, everytime they want something or dont get their way they make all these threats or comments, they already have their ex team boss in as fia president and have f1 bought and paid for, im sick of their crap.



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