Montezemolo: Re-hiring Brawn not the answer

Luca di Montezemolo has rejected calls Ross Brawn should be lured back to Ferrari.

Ferrari has not won a drivers’ title since 2007 but the Maranello marque’s president Montezemolo insisted at Monza that he fully supports the reign of team boss Stefano Domenicali.

“The management of the team will remain unchanged,” the Italian added this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, according to Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper.

“There are some small repairs to make, but it is not related to the key positions.”

Elements of the Italian media and Ferrari’s passionate ‘Tifosi’ have suggested the team should reunite with Briton Brawn, its former technical director, and once again have designer Rory Byrne in a key role.

“The hiring of Ross Brawn has been proposed but surely it can be seen how hard he has had it at Mercedes,” Montezemolo insisted.

“We have chosen the path of stability,” he continued.

“Should I be sorry?” he is quoted as saying by Corriere della Sera. “No, because we are always among the protagonists.

“The abolition of track testing penalised us strongly, as ours is a culture of the mechanical, unlike the English (culture of) aerodynamics.

“And then there are the rules that are too restrictive on the engines, with the technicians frustrated with their inability to increase the horse power,” added Montezemolo.