Ferrari-Le Mans foray now 'impossible'

Luca di Montezemolo has now stepped away from hinting that Ferrari could field a works prototype in next year's famous 24 hours Le Mans race. At the height of the FOTA teams' power struggle with the FIA, the Ferrari president officially started...

Luca di Montezemolo has now stepped away from hinting that Ferrari could field a works prototype in next year's famous 24 hours Le Mans race.

At the height of the FOTA teams' power struggle with the FIA, the Ferrari president officially started June's fabled Le Mans event and hinted that sports car racing is a real alternative to Formula One for the Italian marque.

But with the battle now receding, Montezemolo has explained that Le Mans would be a difficult project to spearhead alongside Ferrari's ongoing F1 foray.

"To race at Le Mans you have to concentrate for many, many months to prepare, to test and develop a car, and I think this today is quite impossible to do at the same time as racing at the maximum level in F1," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo
Teams Ferrari