Maranello, 11 June – “We have faith in the FIA,” was Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo’s terse comment on the subject of the test conducted by Mercedes after the Spanish Grand Prix, as a sidebar to the opening ceremony for the new Ferrari Museum at Maranello. “I do not wish to comment, but I note with satisfaction that the Federation is following this incident well. Let’s hope Formula 1 can maintain its professionalism and we have faith that those who attempt to circumvent the regulations are pursued and prosecuted, or rather more prosecuted than pursued.
“As for us, we know exactly what we must do to win,” continued Montezemolo. “Between today and tomorrow, I will hold a long and detailed meeting with Domenicali and all the engineers: they know what we must do to improve and I am convinced that right to the very last race, Ferrari will be competitive and a contender, that we will not give up and that we have all the elements in place to improve. A super-Saturday? Yes, but even just a normal one would do: it would be enough to see a car capable of getting comfortably onto the first two rows of the grid, not necessarily on pole, because from there, we can win the race. On Sunday, we saw Alonso produce another amazing race, with Ferrari running as a contender. We can but hope that in future, it might be a bit hotter on the race weekends…”