Ferrari boss fuming over rule change ahead of F1 season

The Ferrari team is not too happy about an imposed fuel limit with the F1 season starting this...

The Ferrari team is not too happy about an imposed fuel limit with the F1 season starting this weekend. (REUTERS)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:25 PM ET

TORONTO - With the start of the Formula 1 world championship season just five days away, Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo has blasted the series for new measures that limit the amount of fuel — 100 kg — a team can use during a Grand Prix race.

Di Montezemolo told the Italian sports magazine Autosprint that such changes being implemented by the FIA — F-1’s ruling body — are turning the sport into “taxi-cab” racing.

“I don’t like his sort of taxi-cab driving,” he said. “What I don’t like is this complexity in the interpretation of the race, both from the drivers’ and the spectators’ point of view.”

Di Montezemolo complained the new regulation will make it even more difficult for spectators to understand how races are being played out, even to the point of not being able to figure out who is actually in the lead.

“Up until yesterday you’d only look at tires: Most of the attention went to tire management,” he said. “It was misleading to see a driver in the lead, while real


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