Luca di Montezemelo

Fetch me a bucket, stat!

Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemelo is still trying to take credit any way he can, now by claiming that Schumacher’s return would never have occurred had he not suggested it to the German himself.

Is Michael incapable of thinking for himself, Luca?

Schumacher made an aborted comeback for the Scuderia last year, with a view to subbing for the injured Felipe Massa, but tests proved that the German’s neck injury sustained earlier in the year had not fully healed.

Realising that Schumacher was still hungry to race and that he had been premature in his signing of Fernando Alonso alongside Massa, di Montezemelo then proposed the ‘two cars for all teams, except Ferrari’ rule to enable Schumacher to remain at Ferrari.

Di Montezemelo has now seen the light and perhaps realised that greed was his downfall: "I like Schumacher and I’m this misdeed’s author," the Italian said.
"It was me who woke his desire to come back to racing and, honestly, I never thought I’d see him in a car which wasn’t a Ferrari. He’s now a competitor, an opponent, like many others. I’m not worried about the possibility that he might have taken material from our development."

And let’s just shove the knife in again, Luca! Talk about sour grapes!

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.