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Ferrari boss renews his attack on Formula One's new teams
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18 June 2010

Formula One’s new teams are too slow to compete in the sport and should be racing in GP2, according to Luca di Montezemolo.

The Ferrari president, who wants teams to run a third car at grand prix weekends, has decided to renew his attack on the new teams after Fernando Alonso’s chances of victory in Canada for Ferrari were wrecked by being held up in traffic.

"Cars who perform at GP2-level should not be allowed to participate in F1 races because they are supposed to race on Sunday mornings," di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Our car's race pace was good enough for victory. Let's hope that, in the future, there won't be mistakes in pushing a button nor in lapping cars that put us at a disadvantage, because we've already gone through that."

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Lee23404 21 June 2010

Re: 'New F1 teams: go to GP2'

disco.stu wrote:
Surely the best option isn't to kick the new teams out, but rather to bring back the 107% rule.

Yes I've thought the same myself. Some of the new teams/drivers are so slow as to be dangerous.

TheWizardWeb 21 June 2010

Re: 'New F1 teams: go to GP2'

I used to respect Montezemolo, but as he's got older he's been increasingly talking out of his backside. Maybe as I've got older I've learnt to look beyond the charisma.

FriendlyFisherman 18 June 2010

Re: 'New F1 teams: go to GP2'

Ferrari were one of the teams holding up the finalisation of the 2010 rules. If they hadn't done that the new teams would have had more time to build and develop thier cars and they wouldn't be as slow. But as said above, its a diversion away from the fact that Ferrari, yet again, aren't as quick as they feel they deserve to be.