Montezemolo: It will be interesting to see how many cars will finish the first race in Australia 5 March, 2014 With the Formula 1 world focusing on the forthcoming season opening Australian Grand Prix, the big talking point is how the all new V6 turbo power units will fare in the first race of this new era for the sport – Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo wondered out loud how many cars will cross the finish line on 16 March. “It will be interesting to see how many cars will finish the first race in Australia,” said Montezemolo at the Geneva Motor Show. Speaking to journalists, the Ferrari boss added, “The design of these new Formula 1 cars is very complicated, with a lot of aspects still to be defined. Some parts of it we have already developed, whereas others still need working on to give their best. The run up to this season is a bit like a puzzle, with the parts slowing fitting together.” With not long to go to the start of the Formula 1 World Championship, many teams – including world champions Red Bull – have had difficulties during pre-season testing and look like heading to Melbourne less than completely ready. However, the President was only concerned with his own team, “The testing we have been able to do has been indispensible. I’m not interested in what the others are doing, we are only concentrating on ourselves.” “It seems to me, that in terms of reliability the work is very complicated for everyone. These difficulties are understandable, because for 2014, Formula 1 has taken on a big challenge, going down a very innovative route.” (GP247-Ferrari) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMarchionne: We’ve got to kick some ass and quicklyMontezemolo: The least I expected was a thank youMattiacci: Engine freeze against principles of F1Bianchi was destined for Ferrari says MontezemoloMattiacci: Unfreeze engine rules for good of F1Ferrari loses legal battle with engineerFerrari pay tribute to Santander boss BotinTodt: I find criticisms of Ferrari today unjustMontezemolo: F1 results do not impact on car salesLauda surprised by Montezemolo departure Nobody And if they do finish, it will be interesting in which order. It will be also interesting which car(s) cracks first Maybe these rules are just meant for a higher rating audience, and I am pretty sure many people will tune in Sunday morning/afternoon/evening to see the “big” show….