Ferrari Boss Believes New Teams Belong to GP2
In a recent interview with Tuttosport, the Ferrari boss emphasized the importance of his company for the Great Circus and insisted that Hispania Racing F1 Team Lotus Cosworth and Virgin Cosworth are more worthy to compete in the GP2 Series than in F1. After 6 rounds of the 2010 season, all those three teams are struggling to keep the pace with the established F1 outfits, being more than 3 seconds off the pace during the course of a single lap.
“In the 60th year of Formula One, Ferrari is celebrating its 800th grand prix. Let me say with pride that no one will be able to match this record,” said Luca di Montezemolo for the aforementioned source earlier this week.
“For us it is a source of great satisfaction and pride because is represents that Ferrari has been here even in difficult times, while other teams have come and have gone.”
“I repeat that formula one without Ferrari is not formula one, and this year there are many teams that should be racing in GP2,” concluded the Ferrari boss, who earlier this season ridiculed F1's 2010 entry list as being a GP3 championship.
Several reports in recent weeks have shown that, while progressing with their development for the 2010 season, some of the newly entrants have already started to switch focus on their 2011 cars (the case of Lotus). Other, on the other hand, are still struggling with their current machines, for which they have paid millions of euros and got some chassis unworthy of even a GP2 car (the case of HRT F1).