If you drive for Ferrari you don’t drive for yourself – Montezemolo

The President of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, has said that the Ferrari drivers are required to drive for the team alone and not themselves.

The Italian’s comments, published on the Ferrari website, are clearly a reference to the controversy that has raged over whether Felipe Massa yielded the German Grand Prix win to his team-mate Fernando Alonso.

Montezemolo said that the team would always come before the individual.

“I simply reaffirm what I have always maintained, which is that our drivers are very well aware, and it is something they have to stick to, that if one races for Ferrari, then the interests of the team come before those of the individual.

“In any case, these things have happened since the days of Nuvolari and I experienced it myself when I was Sporting Director, in the days of Niki Lauda and not just then.”

He discounted the idea that his drivers would be allowed to race each other.

“Therefore enough of this hypocrisy, even if I can well believe that some people might well have liked to see our two drivers eliminate one another, but that is definitely not the case for me or indeed for our fans.”