Ferrari accuses Autosport of turning fantasy into fact 26 November, 2013 Autosport, the self styled bastion of motorsport information, has been slammed by Ferrari for twisting the facts, with reference to a report on F1 team budgets in 2013 in which they claim the Maranello outfit threw the most cash at the campaign this season than any other team. The Maranello squad’s ‘Horse Whisperer’ commented: “When the Championship finishes, the moment arrives to take stock. If it’s enough in sport to look at the points standings, in business some trust in summer valuations, even if they are carried out under a parasol.” “For that reason, months later, a reconstruction of the budgets of Formula 1 teams developed by an Autosport colleague has transformed itself into journalistic fact. It’s a pity that the cited figures are largely fantasy and they can draw even distinguished newspapers into conclusions that are wildly erroneous.” “It would be easy to deny the figures with facts but the truth about business matters has to stay confidential: this too, like technology, is a crucial factor in competition.” (Ferrari-Apex) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMassa advises Alonso to resist McLaren switchFerrari: We had to deal with some reliability problemsFerrari pay tribute to Santander boss BotinAlonso: Someday I’ll talk too and somebody will not like itAlonso: Ferrari is bigger than any one individualRaikkonen launches Ferrari Lego rangeAlonso says radio clampdown makes no differenceWebber thinks Vettel lacks feeling for carMarchionne attitude gets thumbs upMarko: Mr Vettel is one of our most expensive items Boycotthehaters Strange that this article makes no mention of what was in the Autosport story. For those who want to know, Autosport reported that Ferrari had the biggest budget of any F1 team. Kimi4WDC But it’s fun!!! Unlike F1 this season!! Ouch Spartacus I wouldn’t take note of anything Ferrari’s ‘Horse Whisperer’ says. In fact, don’t even waste your time giving them any oxygen. Garth Montepratelo and his cohorts have always had this Fantasy that Ferrari are the biggest and best outfit ever in F1, whch to them is factual. What is factual is they may have the biggest facility but facts say that is where it ends.