Even in victory the bitterness continues


Not for the first time this year, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has revealed a bitter side to his nature, appearing to gleefully rub salt in McLaren's wounds.

The latest bit of pettiness not worthy of a man in such a position - in much the same way as Max Mosley's comments regarding Jackie Stewart were unworthy of an FIA President - de Montezemolo has accused McLaren of contributing to its own downfall.

"The difference between us and McLaren is that we're a team and in the last race our drivers helped each other," he said, according to The Guardian. "And in the toughest times we were even more united."

Referring to the (yet to be officially, finally, once and for all, confirmed) World Championship victory, he added: "It would have been paradoxical if a driver had won with a car that was judged irregular and suspended. Yesterday was a triumph of sport in the face of a lot of controversy and disloyalty. In the end sports justice prevailed.

"After Hamilton's start and that needless attack on Alonso, I knew we could do it," he added.

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Published: 23/10/2007
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