Luca di Montezemolo, the former president of Ferrari, has asserted that Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are “the least” of Ferrari’s issues.
Now aged 76, Montezemolo attended the Il Festival dello Sport in Trento and expressed his appreciation for certain aspects of modern Formula 1.
“Today’s F1 is beautiful because there is a new generation of fast and talented drivers, as (Scar) Piastri recently showed, even if at the moment this generation does not include Italian drivers,” he remarked.
“I like the fact that finally in the United States there is interest and attention for Formula 1. I like (Max) Verstappen, who is a very high-level driver. When I saw his final qualifying lap in Monaco this year, I thought ‘I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,'” Montezemolo added.
Despite his admiration for certain aspects of the sport, Montezemolo expressed dissatisfaction with the current regulations and Ferrari’s current state.
However, he absolved Sainz and Leclerc of any blame, stating, “I think the last problem for Ferrari today is the drivers – it is the car.”
Montezemolo also emphasized his desire to see Ferrari aiming for championship victories rather than settling for third place, stating, “I would rather see them enjoy real victories with a car capable of fighting for the title until the last race, which has not happened for many years.”