Luca di Montezemolo left the Ricardo Tormo di Cheste circuit near Valencia at the end of his team's traditional end-of-season celebration wearing a broad grin.
"I am very satisfied by this day," he said. "We were warmly received by the fans and there were numerous clients, who didn't want to miss this event, coming here from all over the world. Things like this make us proud to be part of the Ferrari family, a group of incredible people, who build dream cars and who never give up."
Just two weeks after a relatively disappointing 2009 season, in which his team finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship, its lowest placing since 1993, di Montezemolo preferred to look ahead.
"For me Felipe and Fernando are the best driver pairing in Formula 1," he said. "I am convinced that they both will be very motivated and will want to win. I am not worried about having two Latin drivers, which may be for the first time in our history. They both know very well that first of all they are racing for Ferrari and not for themselves. I enjoy reminding you that here we have a real team spirit; not just in words but in reality: an example is the relationship we have with a person like Michael Schumacher, who this year didn't hesitate to be available to help the team in a difficult moment."