Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Di Montezemolo to stay on

Thursday 3rd January 2013

Share:

Di Montezemolo to stay on

Di Montezemolo to stay on

Luca di Montezemolo is likely to continue as the Ferrari President after he announced that he won't campaign for a seat in the Italian parliament.

The 65-year-old Italian created the Italia Futura political association in 2009 with a view to gain power in the 2013 general elections, but Di Montezemolo said that he will now prime minister Mario Monti's bid for a second term in the role instead.

"I will not run for a seat," he told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

"I will leave room to the many quality people who have supported and worked for the association these years. It's only fair that they should be the main players."

It was feared that a ministerial position would create some conflicts of interests for Di Montesemelo and that he would have to step down as Maranello boss, but he allayed those fears by stating that he will step down as Italia Futura's figurehead.

"Italia Futura is about to turn into something a lot wider and diverse, and I won't be the leader of that," he added.

"Obviously it will be the political home for myself, for tens of thousands of Italia Futura associates, and for millions of voters who will choose it.

"I will support it with determination before and after the elections, but in a position that won't lead to any suspicions of conflicts of interests."

He has been Ferrari President since 1991.

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...