Montezemolo on Mercedes: “We have faith in the FIA…”

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has made it clear that he wants to see Mercedes found guilty in the wake of the testing controversy.

Choosing his words carefully, he put the onus on the FIA to resolve the situation.

“We have faith in the FIA,” said Montezemolo. “I do not wish to comment, but I note with satisfaction that the Federation is following this incident well. Let’s hope Formula 1 can maintain its professionalism, and we have faith that those who attempt to circumvent the regulations are pursued and prosecuted, or rather more prosecuted than pursued.”

Meanwhile he said no effort will be spared to maintain Fernando Alonso’s title challenge.

“As for us, we know exactly what we must do to win. Between today and tomorrow, I will hold a long and detailed meeting with Domenicali and all the engineers. They know what we must do to improve, and I am convinced that right to the very last race, Ferrari will be competitive and a contender, that we will not give up and that we have all the elements in place to improve.”

He acknowleged that better qualifying positions are essential: “A super-Saturday? Yes, but even just a normal one would do: it would be enough to see a car capable of getting comfortably onto the first two rows of the grid, not necessarily on pole, because from there, we can win the race. On Sunday, we saw Alonso produce another amazing race, with Ferrari running as a contender. We can but hope that in future, it might be a bit hotter on the race weekends.”

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2 responses to “Montezemolo on Mercedes: “We have faith in the FIA…”

  1. Brian

    So Ferrari has faith in the system that pays them $80 million annually just “for being Ferrari.” There’s a real headline. :eyes rolling:

  2. IanC

    And what then happens if the FIA tribunal sides with Mercedes?

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