The German Grand Prix saw Felipe Massa hand down the win to his teammate Fernando Alonso – better placed in the title fight this season – which led to a $100,000 fine from the FIA stewards and a World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) investigation into the Hockenheim race. If found guilty of bringing the sport to disrepute, Ferrari may face additional charges.
“The polemics are of no interest to me. I simply reaffirm what I have always maintained, which is that our drivers are very well aware, and it is something they have to stick to, that if one races for Ferrari, then the interests of the team come before those of the individual,” said the Italian boss for Ferrari's official website.
“In any case, these things have happened since the days of Nuvolari and I experienced it myself when I was Sporting Director, in the days of Niki Lauda and not just then,” argued Di Montezemolo.
“Therefore enough of this hypocrisy, even if I can well believe that some people might well have liked to see our two drivers eliminate one another, but that is definitely not the case for me or indeed for our fans. I am very happy for all our fans who finally, yesterday, saw two Ferraris lead from start to finish as they dominated the race.”
“The result is down to the efforts of all our people, who never give up. Now we have to continue working like this, to improve the car so that is competitive at all the circuits we will encounter. Alonso and Massa also did very well, giving their all throughout the weekend,” concluded the Ferrari boss.