Ferrari may leave Formula One racing!

Modified On Jun 16, 2014 06:17 PM By Sourabh

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Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo is likely to pull out his team from the Formula One tournament, as according to the Chairman it "isn't working" the way it supposed to be. The company has long disputes with the Federation International d'Automobile (FIA) which have now soared-up with the recent F1 rules changes.
At an interview in Maranello, Italy, Ferrari boss said, “Formula One isn't working." In a criticizing tone he said, the FIA "have forgotten that people watch the racing for the excitement. Nobody watches racing for the efficiency, come on."

Ferrari may leave Formula One racing!

In order to make the Formula One Racing more Eco-friendly, the governing body has decided to introduce a new turbo hybrid V6 engine, which is quieter and less polluting. But according to the  Montezemolo, people come to formula one races for the thrill and adrenaline rush. They love the engine roar and using a hybrid power-train is killing that experience.  His exact word were, ''People watch racing to be entertained," he said. "No one wants to watch a driver save gas or tyres. They want to see them push from here to there. It's sport, yes, but also a show."

Ferrari may leave Formula One racing!

From the team's inception in 1950, Ferrari has won 15 F1 drivers' titles and 16 constructors' championships along with the 221 Grand Prix victories. But the current year is not going as per the expectation of its boss. In the current season, both the drivers Fernando Alonso and Räikkönen failed to win a single race while in the team's leader-board score, Ferrari managed to be at third position, although there is a huge gap between the first and the third. On being asked why the team is not doing good in the current session, Montezemolo blamed the rules of FIA saying that the team-engineers are not allowed to touch the engine. Montezemolo also said, "We can not do sportscar racing and Formula One. It's not possible."

Ferrari may leave Formula One racing!

Earlier in April, soon after the first three Gran Prix races, Stefano Domenicali resigned from his position as team principal of Ferrari Formula One Team.  Domenicali took the full responsibility of Team Ferrari for not being able to secure top podium position. As the team Principal, he was replaced by the  Marco Mattiacci who used to  serve as the president and CEO of Ferrari North America.

Domenicali commentted, "It's time to make an important change. As boss, I take the responsibility - as I always have - for the situation we are going through. "This decision has been taken with the aim of doing something to shake things up."

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