Ferrari boss favours F1 customer cars

Luca Montezemolo would like to see Ferrari's in customer F1 teams

Jan.28 (GMM) New small teams like USF1 should be given the opportunity to use a customer chassis, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday.

As the famous marque launched its 2010 car at Maranello, Italian Montezemolo expressed more misgivings about the competitiveness of the new names set to hit the grid this season.

Last year, the 62-year-old belittled the new entrants by facetiously suggesting F1 should be renamed ‘Formula GP3′ when they make their debuts in 2010.

“I would prefer three McLarens and three Renaults to three ‘whatevers’,” he said last August.

And on Thursday, Montezemolo added: “Like in the past we would be most happy to give an American team in the colours of the US – or a German team or an Australian team – a Ferrari,” he said.