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Montezemolo: “Felipe, a true Ferrari man”

Montezemolo: “Felipe, a true Ferrari man”

Mugello, 10 November – The Managing Director of the Fiat-Chrysler Group, Sergio Marchionne was also on hand to pay tribute to Felipe Massa, but naturally, it fell to Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo to thank the Brazilian for a wonderful career with the Maranello Scuderia.

“Felipe has been a true Ferrari man and he will always be part of our history, for all the Grands Prix he drove for us, for the wins, the pole positions and for those few seconds when he was world champion that day in Brazil, before that overtaking move that always seemed a bit strange to me,” said Montezemolo. “We spent some great times together, while some others were more difficult, such as the accident in Budapest. These have been very busy years and today, I wanted to thank him publicly, having already done so privately, just the two of us. I think the decision to go our separate ways is the right one, both for us and for him. It’s time for a change and also to find new motivation. I wish Felipe every success, starting with the last two races of this championship. As for the rest of his Formula 1 career, I wish him the very best, but naturally, behind a Ferrari and anyway, I am sure we will get many chances to meet up again, because life is long and he will always be part of our family. When one has a mutually agreed separation, in the best interests of both parties, it can be done calmly in a friendly and constructive manner, and that has been the case this time.”

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  • Kelly kar tak chow

    thanks felipe, you are the champ in 2008 to me

  • Mo

    The first and only time I drop tears for a sport event is the 2008 Brazil GP.

  • Herman

    Sao Paolo 2008 remains the most bitter memory of F1 for me. Felipe will always be the 2008 WC in the eyes of the tifosi.

  • Nelson Lima

    Felipe acima de tudo foi um gentleman e manteve-se fiel a Ferrari acima de tudo. Além de um fantástico piloto, um ser humano a ser seguido principalmente pela sua perseverança e garra. Estamos aqui torcendo para o seu merecido sucesso em 2014. Aqui de São Paulo um abraço ara você e vai ….Massa

  • Enzo430

    10sec in 2008 means forever to me! Felipe is my idol, he is the person who inspires me to go forward and never look back!

  • mohamad beheshti

    Felipe, a true Ferrari man

  • arne

    good to replace him whit kimi !! the iceman from sisu!!

  • FELIX ROBLES

    One week before that race Mr. Timo said in an interview his best friend was Lewis… does this means something? Great Felipe, we will miss you in red

  • Cosentino

    Thanks Felipe, you are the best!! A Great pilot and a great person. 2014, the best year of your life! Hugs.