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Montezemolo was speaking in a lengthy interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, which was republished on the Ferrari website.
“Fernando is a great driver and I understand him; he is a bit like me – he wants to win,” said Montezemolo. “He must just remember that one wins and loses together, and for its part, Ferrari must give him a car capable of starting from the front two rows.
“It doesn’t sit well with me seeing our car is not competitive. That’s why I intervened, even if I didn’t want to abuse my authority over my men. However, it had to be done. But how? We started so well, we had begun the World Championship with a very competitive car, maybe even considered the best. But something happened, and instead of moving forward we went backwards.Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Luca di Montezemolo
Felipe Massa endured a difficult afternoon in Hungary after damaging his front wing on Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes on the first lap.
The Brazilian eventually finished eighth, and was clearly very frustrated by his afternoon.
“It was a difficult race for us, and for me especially,” said Massa. “I lost a part of my front wing in the first lap, and I’m sure that was a big problem for my car. I lost the balance, more understeer, more oversteer, using the tires a bit more than I was supposed to because of that. I’m sure that was a big problem for me.Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Hungarian GP
Alonso was reported to the stewards after the race after data showed that he had apparently used the DRS on three occasions when he was not within a second of the car ahead.Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1
Marussia will use a Ferrari powertrain and gearbox package from 2014, the Anglo-Russian team confirmed today.
Ferrari has been looking for a new customer since it became clear some time ago that Toro Rosso was moving to Renault. Ferrari protégé Jules Bianchi’s presence at Marussia clearly hasn’t hurt the team’s prospects of negotiating a deal.Ferrari, Formula 1