Even though Luca di Montezemolo had to leave the Ferrari team in 2014, his words still carry their weight. Before Sunday's Formula 1 race in Austin, he had an interview for the German television RTL, where he described the current situation and events from his point of view. He emphasized that, in addition to his family, Ferrari is the one who means the most to him in life. Perhaps also because he views the Ferrari team as his child, the current situation, he admitted, has affected him. He admits that in Formula 1 you need humiliation, and that it is a sport where change and success do not have to be made from today to tomorrow. “You have to be fair and critical of yourself first and foremost. That is why you do not predict victories and successes if you know that you will not be able to achieve them, ”di Montezemolo was critical in the conversation. Surely you hear those words
Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo also gave the Ferrari team a slap in the face. As he explained in a conversation with their development, he is not satisfied. “I expected better results and improvements,” Di Montezemolo was critical. As a result, rumors of the dismissal of team leader Maurizio Arrivabene are growing louder. Di Montezemolo makes no secret of the fact that he, too, is among those who believed Ferrari could win again. "Of the five matches, we did not win a single one," he continued with his criticism. And it was the victories that his successor Sergio Marchionne promised when he defended development and the associated costs. "I know that we have already improved a lot in 2014 and so the success of last season was only a result of the progress in 2014," he praised his period. “Between the Mercedes team and
Luca di Montezemolo has revealed that Fernando Alonso was convinced before leaving the Italian team that he would never become world champion with Ferrari. The Spaniard transferred to McLaren before the 2015 season, where he experienced one of the most difficult seasons of his career, and at the same time it was the team's worst season since 1980. The opposite was true for Ferrari and Alonso's replacement, Sebastian Vettl, who has a red car won as many as three times after the Maranello team was left without a single win in the 2014 season. After Vettl’s performances, questions arose as to whether Alonso might have made the wrong decision when he left the team after five years at Ferrari. Former Ferrari president di Montezemolo said the Spaniard had lost all hope that Ferrari could build a race car that would
CVC, the major shareholders of Fomula One Group, have appointed members to the association’s board. Luca di Montezemolo and Paul Walsh will act as non-executive directors with effect from 1 January 2015. Di Montezemolo was in the past the boss of Ferrari, where he started operating in 1991, and this year he said goodbye. In the last two years 2012-2014, in addition to the latter task, he has also performed the role of non-executive director in Fomula One Group. Walsh was CEO of the world's leading beverage company Diageo dd between 2000 and 2013, and is currently President of Compass Group and Non-CEO of FedEx and Unilever Inc. Bernie Ecclestone will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Formula One Group. Peter Braveck-Letmathe as chairman of the board.
For all Formula 1 fans, the accidents of Michael Schumacher and Jules Bianchi caused a lot of pain. The president of the FIA, Jean Todt, is a man who feels more painful than anyone else. Jean Todt was the CEO of Scuderia Ferrari during Schumacher’s time, where he won five consecutive constructors ’titles. The team leader and racer developed a strong bond through difficult times between 1996 and 1999, when the team did not win titles under the auspices of Luca di Montezemola. This friendship remained strong, despite the retirement of Schumacher and Todt from the sport and after Michael’s ski accident that put him in a coma for months, Todt became one of the few people not from the family and was more closely involved in his recovery.
McLarn race director Eric boullier thinks it’s too late for the idea of a third car for the 2015 season. The idea for the third car was first given by Montezemolo (former president of Ferrari), but lately Ecclestone has been warming up more and more, which only has to convince the teams. The latter have a lot to say about it, and unfortunately for Bernie, the third car doesn't smell too good to them. In addition to the reasons that the third race car would be a bad choice for the sport, racing director Eric Boullier at McLarn says that there is also a practical problem with the implementation: preparation. I think it's too late for the upcoming season. ”Otherwise, Bernie presented the idea of a third car as a solution for F1, as it would
Tensions over the Singapore Grand Prix between Alonso and Ferrari are rising. It is known that the Spaniard stated some time ago that he wants to end his career at Ferrari, but now this is a less said move. Namely, this season Ferrari have already left Luca di Montezemolo and before him Stefano Domenicali, so the policy of the team from Maranello is changing greatly. The arrival of new team boss Marco Mattiacci and president Sergio Marchionne does not mean that Ferrari would return to the top of Formula One any time soon. Namely, a change in the leading positions does not mean anything good for the team, but on the other hand, both of them demand results, for which they need a completely dedicated team, which Alonso is probably not doing at this time. Otherwise, Fernando Alonso is known as one of the best Formula One racers today,
Maybe McLaren and Ferrari really need to work completely on the edge before the results show up. Ron Dennis and Luca di Montezemolo are in all probability thinking in this direction, and they are ruling accordingly. Both no longer have anything to prove, but they can lose quite a bit; yet they feel called to establish proper order. What if there are problems. Who will say goodbye? Can Eric Boullier and Marco Mattiacci feel safe at all? The latter in particular is on much thinner ice, given that his racing connections are not much different from Luigi Chinetti, who was also Ferrari's first husband in America decades ago. There was a feeling of less panic around his appointment. As if it had all happened before. Let's go back half a century
Luca di Montezemolo was born on 31 August 1947 in Bologna. It was also the day the first Ferrari car under their brand saw the light of day. Of course, there is no need to specifically mention who Montezemolo is, as we would just like to look forward to his birthday at this point. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning some of his greatest achievements, which will remain recorded in the history of Ferrari. Nineteen titles in Formula One are worth mentioning first (five of them were achieved when he was still in the position of sporting director and fourteen when he had already become president of Ferrari). The titles can be divided into 8 among racers and 11 constructors. In addition, under his tactic, they achieved 118 victories from 370 starts for the grand prize, and stood on the winners' stage as many as 321 times. Slightly fewer times they race at
Fernando Alonso and Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo quarreled at the start of the season, or rather did not understand each other enough. Namely, after the Hungarian Grand Prix, Montezemolo said that Alonso is a bit behind the ears, but he told the media that he wants at least as competitive a car for his birthday as his rivals. Today at Spa, Alonso explained the matter as follows: “I think the President received the wrong information. Once again, we rotated all the conferences and discussed the matter, as I did not say anything unusual. Luca is the father of this family, Ferrari and a great motivator. He tells us exactly what he expects from us and what he demands of us. ”It is worth mentioning that rumors have surfaced that Alonso intends to move to Red Bull in 2014, but the Spaniard denies this.
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