Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said that even if Ferrari win this season s championship because McLaren are punished, it will still be a worthy victory and that he has no qualms about winning because of a penalty to their main rivals.
McLaren face a second FIA World Motor Sport Council hearing tomorrow which will see new evidence in the espionage saga revealed.
“If the conditions for an off-track victory were met then we would deserve it because it would have originated from the presupposition that the winners won through illegal, unsporting and unfair means,â€ Montezemolo explained.
However Montezemolo did admit that the whole spying issue had not been good for Formula 1. “It s an issue that damages Formula 1 and the least said about it, the better,â€ he said. “It is in our interest that this ugly story ends quickly and, most of all, that it ends with the truth.â€
Montezemolo then went on to add that the current situation is tough on the team. “I felt bad about Monza,â€ he continued. “We can t lose races for the lack of reliability. I don t like it and I hope we can do better on Sunday and that we will get back to winning ways.
“At Monza, Massa could do a good race but we stopped too many times this year for the lack of reliability, which is a fundamental factor. Reasonably, I would say that it is very hard to win the drivers championship, but the unpredictability of Formula 1 is big. Obviously the numbers are against us.â€