Luca comments, does not apologize to Maxxx

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  1. Sfumato

    Sfumato F1 Veteran

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    Montezemolo wants end to political rows
    By Jonathan Noble Friday, June 26th 2009, 20:10 GMT

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has called for an immediate stop to the latest political wrangling hanging over the sport, as he believes fans are tired of the bickering.

    With FIA president Max Mosley warning that the sport could face fresh trouble because he believes teams have gone back on the terms of an agreement reached this week to secure the future of F1, there have been renewed fears of a breakaway championship.

    Di Montezemolo is keeping a positive outlook on the situation, however, and reckons that the focus should be on making the sport better rather than carrying on arguing.

    Responding to a question about the positive response fans have made about this week's deal between the FIA and the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA), di Montezemolo told the official Ferrari website he shared their optimism about what was agreed.

    "I am very pleased for the agreement, [and] I was not surprised because I understand the spectators, they are pissed off with all these polemics - the press releases, unclear rules, rules that change every six months," explained di Montezemolo.

    "We need stability. We need peace. We need transparency. We love F1; we want a F1 as always extreme - extreme in terms of technology and competition. The best drivers, the best teams, the best cars, this is what we try to achieve.

    "I am very pleased for this result and also for the very good atmosphere that I found in Paris with the World Council, the FIA. So I think together with the FIA we have done a good agreement looking ahead.

    "Now, stop with all the polemics, because we love F1. We don't want to contribute to...take off the big charm and the unique elements of F1."

    Mosley is seeking a public apology from FOTA about what he believes were deliberately misleading claims made to the media this week. Although such a statement has not been forthcoming, di Montezemolo's stance suggests the teams have no desire to get locked in a confrontation with the FIA president.

    Instead, the head of FOTA says the focus is on making F1 better - by improving the on-track show and helping fans off it.

    "First of all, I think that what we have obtained are three very important elements - stability, less costs - it means coming back to the level of the costs of the 1990s and also that F1, which is far more important, will remain F1 and does not become F3. This is crucial for us," he said.

    "Of course we have to improve everything and this is why we want to be more involved in the decisions of the sport, because we want more spectators in the circuits, tickets less expensive because today the tickets are too expensive, and to have more show.

    "Maybe the possibility to have some teams or all the teams to run even a third car, to have more possibility to overtake - but increasing technology research, extreme performance and overall competition."
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  3. jknight

    jknight F1 Veteran

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    He was on on the website with much the same, he even referenced sportscars.

  4. Tifoso1

    Tifoso1 F1 Rookie

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    I read that too and thinks it is interesting how Luca never did once responded to Maxie directly, only referred to FOTA's resolution with FIA. Which leads me to think that regardless what Maxie is saying and doing, the agreement will stand and I have a feeling that should Maxie continue with his childish rant, it may even make thing very ugly between FIA and Maxie.
  5. DGS

    DGS Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Cliff notes version:

    "Max who?"

  6. modena1_2003

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    The way I see it...

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  8. JoeGuitar

    JoeGuitar Formula Junior

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    Yup...Max is politically let's all move forward.

    Just one question: What are polemics?
  9. DGS

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    #7 DGS, Jun 27, 2009
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    It's scary when an Italian had a better English teacher than American public schools. ;)
    For sure. :D

    (Although that might be a third party English translation, if the original interview was in Italian.)
    (But does the Italian "polemico" get more use than the English version? :p)
  10. VIZSLA

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    Max is best left ignored baying at the moon:)
  11. kraftwerk

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    #9 kraftwerk, Jun 27, 2009
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    LOL ... Report to spank head quarters now!! schnell!!.. schnell!!..;)
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  13. Simon^2

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    MaXXX Motley needs to be put out of his misery... Like any other Mad Dog.

    The real question is, who has the character of Atticus Finch...
  14. R2112

    R2112 Formula 3

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    Good one Steve! :)
  15. wax

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    Note spectators = code word for FerrariChatters.
  16. JoeGuitar

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    Ha! And I got perfect scores on the SAT and ACT....but you learn something new everyday :D Especially on FChat for some reason??? ;)

    Hell, I could have Googled it myself...but this was much more enlightening.

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