If the system had already been in place, both Ferrari drivers would have championships: Massa not Hamilton in 2008, and Alonso not Vettel in 2012.
Mario Andretti: "... we saw what was Montezemolo's reaction."
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing were presented with their FIA Formula One World Championship trophies at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Paris.
Ferrari's change of direction may have been influenced by newcomer James Allison, who was responsible for the highly competitive Lotus cars of recent seasons.
The team’s third place nonetheless represents a sign of continuity at the top that has no equal.
Fernando Alonso came third at the Carlos Pace circuit. Felipe Massa ended his final race in a Prancing Horse car in seventh position.
Only four drivers have claimed pole position this year – Vettel, his team mate Mark Webber and the Mercedes line-up of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.