Luca Di Montezemolo

  • Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look Formula One 15-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Formula One's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee has said in comments highlighted by Ferrari as supportive of their own criticism. "I speak on behalf of Italian sports people and fans, I don't like this Formula One and in...
  • Mercedes boss rejects talk of rule changes 06-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Manama: Mercedes motosport head Toto Wolff has dismissed as 'absurd' suggestions that Formula One could rewrite its rules just because some teams have failed to make the most of new technology. Ferrari and champions Red Bull have been particularly vocal critics of the new V6 turbo era that has seen...
  • Ferrari lead push for F1 rule changes 04-04-2014 02:58 PM

    Sakhir: Ferrari are ramping up the pressure on Formula One authorities to change the sport's rules, saying a company survey shows most fans are unhappy with the new direction of the sport. Ferrari released the findings on Thursday, ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, where their cars are expected...
  • F1 bosses taken aback by double points storm 29-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Jerez: Formula One may have to 'revisit' a controversial rule change awarding double points for the final race of the season because of the backlash from fans, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. "I think obviously the shitstorm we got afterwards was something which was not expected," the Austrian...
  • Ferrari want teams to discuss post-Ecclestone Formula One 20-12-2013 06:57 PM

    No one individual can replace Bernie Ecclestone at the helm of Formula One and teams must start planning for a very different future after the 83-year-old eventually leaves the stage, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said. The Italian, who has been in the sport since the mid-1970s, wants to...
  • Formula One double points plan could be scrapped: Luca di Montezemolo 20-12-2013 06:50 PM

    Formula One's decision to award double points at the last race of the season could be scrapped after next year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, if not before, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. The Italian told reporters attending a Christmas lunch at the Fiorano test track that he was...
  • Montezemolo laughs off Ecclestone's Horner comment 27-11-2013 08:52 PM

    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has dismissed as a joke the suggestion that Red Bull boss Christian Horner could replace Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One supremo. Ecclestone, 83 and facing legal challenges including a $100 million damages claim in London over a 2005 business deal, told British newspapers in Brazil...
  • Kimi Raikkonen's comeback like Niki Lauda's, says Montezemolo 17-09-2013 08:17 PM

    Fernando Alonso was kept fully informed of Ferrari's plans to sign Kimi Raikkonen and he and the team will benefit from the Finn's return to Maranello next season, Luca di Montezemolo said on Tuesday. The Ferrari chairman compared Raikkonen to retired triple world champion Niki Lauda, who took a two-year...
  • Ferrari chief rebukes Fernando Alonso for criticizing car 29-07-2013 11:31 PM

    Maranello, Italy: The president of Ferrari has criticized Fernando Alonso in a move that could open a rift between the Italian team and the two-time Formula One champion. Luca Di Montezemolo says Alonso should know that "all the great champions who have driven for Ferrari have always been asked to...
  • Ferrari reaffirms support for Massa 11-07-2013 01:09 PM

    Maranello: Ferrari's president has insisted Felipe Massa has "our total confidence" despite the Brazilian driver's recent struggles which have included crashes in several recent races. On a visit this week to the company's headquarters Massa met with Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo, who told him he was encouraged by his...
  • Ferrari says no to tyre test with 2013 car 12-06-2013 02:54 PM

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has backed Formula One's governing body for their handling of a tyre testing controversy involving rivals Mercedes. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has summoned Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to its international tribunal in Paris on June 20 on charges of breaking the rules by...