Di Montezemolo: ‘we are all together’ *UPDATE*

Emerging from Flavio Briatore’s super yacht (Force Blue), Luca di Montezemolo has announced that all the teams are united and that they are solidly in league with each other in FOTA. Luca, who was absent during last weeks FIA/Ferrari meeting was back at the helm to gather FOTA members together and get the association back on level ground and with one consistent message. The last week has seen some wavering from certain FOTA members regarding the May 29th application deadline established by the FIA for entry in the 2010 F1 season but it seems that Luca has re-focused the group and now will present a unified message to the FIA.

“As always there’s been a very good meeting, with a very good atmosphere and we are all together,” said di Montezemolo.

“We are all together and we will be in a position to go to the president of the FIA saying very constructively and in a very clear way the position of FOTA.”

Will a deal be made before the teams walk out on F1? “We will see. It is important that our view of the future is absolutely shared.”


After three hours of talking, the FIA and FOTA have failed to reach an agreement. Luca di Montezemolo said:

“It was a long and constructive meeting,” he said. “FOTA will have another meeting tomorrow, and then there will be another meeting with Mosley.

“What we want is that Formula 1 stays as Formula 1, that it doesn’t become something different and go towards constant changes which confuse the public and all the others, that there should be stability and that we work over the next two years to arrive at a way of further reducing costs.”

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