Ferrari Accuses FIA of "Grey Rules"

With the FOTA vs FIA dispute still on, Ferrari's CEO Luca di Montezemolo found it appropriate to launch another attack on Max Mosley and his ruling World Motor Sport Council on the already-resolved matter of the double-decker diffuser. The Italian boss argued that “the grey rules” imposed by the FIA in 2009 were meant to create a chaos inside the series and change hierarchies in the manufacturers race.

Di Montezemolo found it difficult to understand how teams such as Ferrari, McLaren and Renault – champions of the last 3 F1 seasons – have all followed the same pattern in aerodynamic development for the 2009 season, while others have just taken advantage of the unclear technical rules from the FIA.

Unfortunately we have been in front of very grey rules in which the interpretation of the rules was, how can I say, unpredictable. It's quite amazing that the teams that have won the last three World Championship titles in Formula 1 - Ferrari, McLaren and Renault - had the same interpretation of the rules,” said the Ferrari CEO.

So it is (for) one of two (reasons): all of us became completely drunk, or the rules became not clear. I have the answer that this is not the case because we are not drunk, yet,” added Di Montezemolo, according to

However, he did admit Ferrari needed such a struggling season to find out how important it is to win again.

Sometimes it is important to be hungry, because if you eat too much then you don't know what it means to be hungry. So sometimes in life it is good to be hungry and then when you eat again, you understand how the food is important. So after 10 years it's important sometimes and we will see,” added Di Montezemolo.
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