Ferrari LogoMontezemolo: “Alonso the best driver in the world”
Maranello, 22 May – This morning, during an interview with respected
Australian motoring journalist Peter Robinson, who was in Maranello to
test drive the LaFerrari, President Luca di Montezemolo also dealt with
questions relating to the current situation within the Scuderia.
Specifically, he spoke about rumours concerning 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”.
“The truth is that he and Kimi, another incredible driver, need a
competitive Ferrari and giving them that is our sole objective,” continued
Montezemolo. “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”.
Robinson, in Maranello for his final professional assignment, was
presented by the President with a front wing flap from Fernando Alonso’s
2012 car.