Luca Di Montezemolo

  • Ferrari may leave Formula One: report June 14, 2014

    Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo may pull his team out of Formula One because it "isn't working" and the Italian firm may switch to sports-car competition, he told Friday's Wall Street Journal. Scuderia Ferrari have longstanding disputes with Formula One governing body the Federation International d'Automobile (FIA), and Montezemolo expressed frustration...
  • Ferrari rush to reassure Fernando Alonso May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari moved quickly to assure Fernando Alonso they were fully behind him on Thursday after the Formula One driver made critical comments about lack of support. "Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200 per cent in the races," said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo in...
  • Ayrton Senna would have ended up at Ferrari, says Montezemolo April 30, 2014

    Ayrton Senna would have ended his Formula One career at Ferrari had he not died at Imola 20 years ago, president Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday. "He wanted to come to Ferrari and I wanted him in the team," Montezemolo told the Ferrari website (www.formula1.ferrari.com) in a tribute to the...
  • Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look Formula One April 15, 2014

    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 my...
  • Mercedes boss rejects talk of rule changes April 6, 2014

    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 the...
  • Ferrari lead push for F1 rule changes April 4, 2014

    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 to...
  • F1 bosses taken aback by double points storm January 29, 2014

    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 told...
  • Ferrari want teams to discuss post-Ecclestone Formula One December 20, 2013

    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 invite...
  • Formula One double points plan could be scrapped: Luca di Montezemolo December 20, 2013

    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 no...
  • Montezemolo laughs off Ecclestone's Horner comment November 27, 2013

    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 last...
  • Kimi Raikkonen's comeback like Niki Lauda's, says Montezemolo September 17, 2013

    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 break...
  • Ferrari chief rebukes Fernando Alonso for criticizing car July 29, 2013

    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 put...
  • Ferrari reaffirms support for Massa July 11, 2013

    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 strong...
  • Ferrari says no to tyre test with 2013 car June 12, 2013

    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 testing...
  • Ferrari right to extend Massa contract: Montezemolo December 21, 2012

    Ferrari were right to extend Felipe Massa's Formula One contract into 2013 even if he seemed to go on holiday for the first part of this year, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday. The Italian team will have an unchanged lineup next season, Brazilian Massa again partnering double world...
  • Ferrari chief doesn't want Sebastian Vettel in the team November 16, 2012

    London: Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has shown reluctance over Sebastian Vettel's reported move to the Italian outfit for the 2014 Formula One season. A BBC report on Monday claimed that Vettel was set to leave Red Bull in 2014 with his current championship rival Fernando Alonso "sanctioning his arrival" at...
  • Ferrari boss urges F1 for cost control June 19, 2012

    Milan: Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo is urging Formula One to look into immediate cost-cutting strategies. The series has seemed largely immune to the European financial crisis. On Wednesday, Montezemolo says on Ferrari's website that F1 cannot "ignore" the crisis anymore and "we need to tackle urgently and with determination the...
  • Massa to drive Ferrari F1 car again this year March 26, 2010

    London: Felipe Massa will drive a Ferrari Formula One car again this year as the Brazilian continues his recovery from life-threatening head injuries suffered in July, Ferrari said on Sunday. The Italian team said on their website that Massa would drive one of their 2007 cars, with demonstration tyres, at the...
  • F1 teams stand as one, says Ferrari President May 23, 2009

    Monaco: Formula One teams are united and agreed on a final position in a row with the governing body about the 2010 regulations, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo said on Friday. "As always there's been a very good meeting, with a very good atmosphere and we are all together," he said...