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di Montezemolo frustrated by Schumacher's lack of resistance

“I've already said it but I want to say it again: I am proud of what the team has done and I want to thank everyone for that,” he said, “In particular, I want to thank Fernando, who has had the best season of his career: I must congratulate him because he never gave up and he managed to give more than anyone could have thought possible.

“It also gave me great pleasure to see a great second half of the championship by Felipe, showing we did well to keep him hanging on before we confirmed he would be staying. He has been with us for many years and this end to the season will be very important to him for the start of next year - and not just psychologically.

“We have had extraordinary reliability and this is down to [team principal Stefano] Domenicali and all his men, just as we have been very strong in our strategies and pit-stops - it's hard to find real errors in these areas.

“We haven't had a car at the same high level as the top two and we have to improve this. To win races, you have to start at the front, and to win the championship, you have to win races. I want to win the world championship and I expect a big step forward by the team in terms of organisation, methods and quality of work. If we can give a car that is capable of winning to our drivers then they will do the rest.”



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piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 11:35 AM

Screen print this one - Piercarlo defendng MS. I think he did the right thing on two, maybe three scores. First, the two are friends (as much as fellow F1 drivers can be), how could MS look SV in the eye and so 'OK I held you up and cost you the WDC but it was an extra point for me!'.....second, he's a compatriot, so even if there was no friendship I'm sure he wouldn't want to be depriving his own nation of sporting success through selfishness, and third, who's to say he wouldn't have let FA past in the same easy manner? I this Luca Di Mountaprotesto is just showing his true, bitter colours.

RT - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 1:16 PM

Wow. Are Ferrari really still complaining about the last race? First the flag situation in which they blatantly lie and say 'oh we had so many people from around the world telling us we should look into it. We aren't trying to undermine the results. We swear'.Give us a break. I lost so much respect for Ferrari. Also, did you really think Schumi would help Ferrari? Wow you are crazier than I thought. You forced him to retire with a swift kick in the rear after how many titles? Then you have them slamming Excel stone when they pride themselves on professionalism. Complete joke.



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