Di Montezemolo: Pace of newcomers not needed in F1

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has one again launched a scathing attack on Formula One’s newcomers – after backmarkers denied Fernando Alonso victory in Canada.

Montezemolo has long expressed his disatisfaction with the sport’s newest teams, questioning their integrity in comparison to his own team’s glorious legacy.

Consequently, the aftermath of the Canadian Grand Prix has appeared to infuriate the Italian, who believes that his driver’s race was ruined by slower cars. 

“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 ranted to the 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 though that.”