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Montezemolo Delighted With Alonso

Luca di Montezemolo the head of Ferrari has declared himself very happy with new driver Fernando Alonso.

Montezemolo stated his happiness with the two time world champions driving following some criticsms following a jump start and the bad accident he had in Monaco.  Some Itlaian media had suggested Luca was unhappy with Fernando and wanted Michael Schumacher back.

Montezemolo dismissed these claims however.

“Not one bit,” di Montezemolo said when asked by Gazzetta dello Sport if there were regrets. “It was good with Michael but it’s over. No regrets. Today I’m very happy with Alonso, both on and off the track.

“Alonso has team spirit, conscientiousness, attachment to the team. And when he races he’s a fantastic fighter.”

“I consider a mistake only what happened at Monte Carlo, due to excessive confidence,” he said. “He wanted to test the limit while thinking of pole, and he crashed. The jump start in China was down to the tension. But we are in a great position for the championship – the game is on.”

Montezemolo also hinted to La Gazetta Dello Sport that Felipe Massa could keep his seat with the Scuderia.

“[He needs to]Carry on working with the same spirit while taking care of himself and the team.”

Some rumours in the German and Italian media have been suggesting Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher could make a sensational return to Ferrari.


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