Ferrari boss repeats: New F1 teams should be in GP2


Luca di Montezemolo

May 21 (GMM) Luca di Montezemolo has once again repeated his disapproval of F1’s new teams.

In the wake of the carmaker exodus, the Ferrari president expressed his desire to see the big teams be allowed to field third cars.

Instead, new teams including Virgin, HRT and a relaunched Lotus debuted with the support of the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone.

But earlier this year Maranello based Ferrari ridiculed the new entry list as being more deserving of the name ‘Formula GP3′.

And Montezemolo is now quoted by Tuttosport: “In the 60th year of formula one, Ferrari is celebrating its 800th grand prix. Let me say with pride that no one will be able to match this record.”

“For us it is a source of great satisfaction and pride because is represents that Ferrari has been here even in difficult times, while other teams have come and have gone. I repeat that formula one without Ferrari is not formula one, and this year there are many teams that should be racing in GP2,” added Montezemolo.

  • Bec

    Montezemolo is so far out of touch with F1, he should be only allowed to talk about junior karting.

  • Magnus Rubensson

    Without FIAT it would have all come to an end after 19 years, in 1969.

  • Bec

    And without Colonel Gaddafi too, as he owns 15% of FIAT and Ferrari.