The latest reports from Italy are at fever pitch with speculation that Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo will embark on a career in Italian politics, and in doing so, leave image his post at the Maranello group.

The speculation has mounted in the wake of the continued scandals surrounding Italy’s current lothario prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, despite di Montezemolo having been reinstated in his current post for a further three years after a meeting of Ferrari’s executive board of directors.

It is speculated the Montezemolo – who has been regularly linked with and repeatedly denied an interest in a future political career – could leave his post at the Scuderia to join a post in a coalition of parties seeking to depose the current Berlusconi-led ruling party.

But recent comments attributed to the charismatic 63-year-old still seem to indicate his interest in the current state of the country.

“We need a managerial class to enter politics to give, not to take,” he told Max magazine, in an interview published last week.

“We must start working together as a team and spread the culture of all-inclusive group work.”

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