Montezemolo: 'We will not celebrate our titles at Monza'

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has admitted the Italian Grand Prix at Monza will not hold any of the anticipated celebrations as a consequence of Tuesday's tragic events in New York and Washington. Ferrari have clinched both the Drivers'...

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has admitted the Italian Grand Prix at Monza will not hold any of the anticipated celebrations as a consequence of Tuesday's tragic events in New York and Washington.

Ferrari have clinched both the Drivers' and Constructors' titles for the second consecutive year, and the Italian outfit had planned a big party at Monza, their home circuit.

However, after the terrorist attacks in the United States yesterday, di Montezemolo has admitted Ferrari have cancelled all the celebrations.

"In mid August, having won our third consecutive Constructors' Championship, we decided to meet the international Formula One press," said di Montezemolo. "At the time, we could not have predicted the events of yesterday. I was at the Frankfurt Motor Show and was deeply affected.

"Personally, I feel very close to the USA, as I was at university in New York. I admire the democracy in the USA. It has also been our most important market for so many years. But Monza has been a traditional appointment for Ferrari in good and bad times.

"Monza will be a sporting event because life must go on. But it will not be a big party, just a day of sport. Our spirit will be to tackle this race like any other and I would ask our fans to behave accordingly. We are participants not organisers and therefore we will go along with whatever decision is taken."

-Ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo
Teams Ferrari