Montezemolo speaks out on Alonso speculation


Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has spoken out over speculation that Fernando Alonso is becoming increasingly despondent at Maranello.

During an interview with Australian journalist Peter Robinson, Montezemolo was keen to address the current situation within the team. Specifically, he spoke about rumours concerning Fernando Alonso.

"Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200% in the races," he said. "He knows how much I count on him, even away from the race track, in terms of his contribution and the impetus he gives to the team.

"I think it's incredible that there are still some so-called experts who don't understand that and are always looking for a polemical situation that simply doesn't exist," he added. "The truth is that he and Kimi, another incredible driver, need a competitive Ferrari and giving them that is our sole objective.

"We are working very hard, starting with Marco Mattiacci, who knows what needs to be done and who will instigate many changes at a technical and organizational level and in speeding up the decision making process. That's what I want, as do our drivers and our fans, while all the rest is just idle chat."

Chris Balfe

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Published: 22/05/2014
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