Ferrari president praises Fernando Alonso efforts for 2014 season

Ferrari president praises Fernando Alonso efforts for 2014 season image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Ferrari | posted May 23, 2014 09:18

But hints at some major changes that make shake up the team.

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has such high praise for his drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso but more so for the latter.  At a Ferrari event in Maranello, he spoke about Ferrari’s predicament in the current Formula 1 season.

“Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200% in the races,” he said. “He knows how much I count on him, even away from the race track, in terms of his contribution and the impetus he gives to the team. I think it’s incredible that there are still some so-called experts who don’t understand that and are always looking for a polemical situation that simply doesn’t exist,” said Montezemolo.

He also chastised the effort of the team in building a faster race car and supporting the performance of the drivers this season.

“The truth is that he and Kimi, another incredible driver, need a competitive Ferrari and giving them that is our sole objective,” continued Montezemolo. “We are working very hard, starting with Marco Mattiacci, who knows what needs to be done and who will instigate many changes at a technical and organizational level and in speeding up the decision-making process. That’s what I want, as do our drivers and our fans, while all the rest is just idle chat,” added Montezemolo.