Call for Ferrari to quit Formula 1 if Monza axed

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Ferrari should pull out of Formula 1 if Monza, the historic Italian Grand Prix venue,  is axed from the world championship calendar.

That is the view of Roberto Maroni, the president of Lombardy, in the wake of Bernie Ecclestone’s warning this week that even Monza might not be safe as he looks to scrap “a couple of races” in Europe in favour of “emerging markets”.

Maroni is quoted by La Repubblica: “[Ecclestone thinks [that] he’s father and master of the world, but he cannot decide such a thing without even consulting with people.

“If he does [axe Monza], there would only be one thing to do – Ferrari [should] withdraw from the grand prix and the Formula 1 circuit,” he added.

As for whether Lombardy could intervene directly, Maroni replied that he is “interested in any solution”. (GMM)

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