Ferrari is rumored to withdraw from Formula 1 in 2012

Ferrari staff said they won’t compete in Formula 1 after 2012 in case the sportive and technological problems won’t be solved.

The teams in Formula 1 were on the point to leave in corpore the competition last summer, after a conflict during several months with the International Federation of Automobile. Finally, the two parts arrived to an understanding concerning the reduction of manufacturers, signing the Concorde Agreement, the document that leads Formula 1.
Nevertheless, Ferrari warned to leave Formula 1 for Le Mans after 2012, the year when expires the Concorde Agreement, in case the problems will not be solved until that time.
“ I want that Formula 1 to improve until 2012, when se suppose to sign a new Concorde Agreement, and if that thing will not happen we will find reasons somewhere else. I have been to Le Mans and I was impressed “ , declared Luca di Montezemolo, the President of Ferrari, in an interview.
The Ferrari official explained also the main three fields which must be changed radically in the next two years : using some technologies which can be implemented on the street cars, reduction of coasts by measures which won’t affect the sportive aspect and the motivation of manufacturers to compete into the Big Circus.
Moreover, Montezemolo showed that the Grand Prix of Formula 1 are too long and they take place at inappropriate hours, but the tickets are also too expensive.
“Is it fair to compete at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Sundays in summer time? While football is played at 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. and even 9 p.m. Is it fair to have races during two hours ? Maybe they are too long. Do we need such expensive tickets ? Nowadays, a young man can fly with his girlfriend around the world with a lower amount of money than the best seats in the stands at the Italy Grand Prix. Is it fair? “ , Montezemolo is asking.


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