Di Montezemolo: KERS Is a Mistake Now!
“It's not possible in one night to do everything. It's a process. Year on year. The KERS is a mistake. Whatever we discover there is nothing in common between F1's KERS and road car KERS. I'm not against the principle of KERS - it's very important to put in front of the teams research that benefits the environment - but the way it is at the moment is a mistake. It has to be a package looking ahead and we have three or four years to work on the whole engine/KERS package,” insisted Di Montezemolo.
Only days after advising Bernie Ecclestone to reconsider the basics of Formula 1 and change the financial environment of the sport, Di Montezemolo also disagrees with Max Mosley on the more-overtaking-in-F1 matter. The F1 boss had suggested earlier this month that he expects the new aerodynamic package, slick tires and the introduction of KERS to boost on-track overtaking inside Formula 1. However, the Italian has other suggestions.
“If we look at the last 10 years we change many times the technical and sporting rules. Sometimes it's important to change, even if just to start the competition again from a blank page. I think we need the tech rules to improve he possibility to overtake. New tracks, with good opportunities for overtaking. Real tracks, not touristic tracks. At least Monte Carlo has history. Having two or three of them is too much.”
“Having two or three Monte Carlos is too much. Next time we can race inside the Coliseum, or maybe inside the Papacy. This is not racing. I think we need more race tracks where it's possible to overtake, where the public can enjoy the competition, not a place where a crash like Piquet had can destroy the whole race. One of the problems F1 is facing, is we need to improve competition, so that the racing is good not only when it rains or the safety car creates a situation,” added Montezemolo, bringing an obvious referral to the Singapore race, where Massa's race was compromised after the safety car went in.