USF1 should be allowed to race a Ferrari - Montezemolo

New small teams like USF1 should be given the opportunity to use a customer chassis, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday. As the famous marque launched its 2010 car at Maranello, Italian Montezemolo expressed more misgivings...

New small teams like USF1 should be given the opportunity to use a customer chassis, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday.

As the famous marque launched its 2010 car at Maranello, Italian Montezemolo expressed more misgivings about the competitiveness of the new names set to hit the grid this season.

Last year, the 62-year-old belittled the new entrants by facetiously suggesting F1 should be renamed 'Formula GP3' when they make their debuts in 2010.

"I would prefer three McLarens and three Renaults to three 'whatevers'," he said last August.

And on Thursday, Montezemolo added: "Like in the past we would be most happy to give an American team in the colours of the US - or a German team or an Australian team - a Ferrari," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo
Teams Ferrari , McLaren