Ferrari To Push For Stability After Exhaust Farce


Luca di Montezemolo has slammed F1's constantly changing rules.

Luca di Montezemolo and Felipe Massa
Luca di Montezemolo and Felipe Massa

The Ferrari president was referring to the recent British grand prix, at which the saga surrounding the evolving blown exhaust regulations was denounced as the "biggest farce ever" by outspoken Niki Lauda.

"Unfortunately we have to deal with a carousel of changes to the regulations, which does not help us," Montezemolo told Sky Italia this week as he insisted the famous Maranello team will push ahead with its 2011 car project.

"Once, the rules were changed after every year, then it was every six months, now they change within a weekend," he added.

Montezemolo said Ferrari contributed to the solution of the blown exhaust saga at Silverstone even though it disadvantaged the famous team.

"The situation was paradoxical," he is quoted by La Stampa, "but sometimes you have to put aside your personal interests. We want what is good for Formula One."

This is the period for these stories but the drivers will be the same next year

Luca di Montezemolo

But he is quoted by Turun Sanomat newspaper: "This must definitely end. Rules should be made to last. Ferrari will definitely take up this issue with the rule makers."

Meanwhile, Montezemolo confirmed once again that Felipe Massa's 2012 contract will be honoured.

"Are the rumours about Felipe false? Absolutely. This is the period for these stories but the (Ferrari) drivers will be the same next year," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo , Felipe Massa , Niki Lauda
Teams Ferrari
Tags ferrari, massa, montezemolo