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F1: Ferrari president hails Fernando Alonso

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Thursday Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo praised Spaniard Fernando Alonso, most probably in an attempt to put an end to the rumours about the future of the Scuderia.

Montezemolo gave an interview this morning to respected Australian motoring journalist Peter Robinson, who was in Maranello, Italy to test drive the LaFerrari.

Montezemolo was asked questions about the current delicate situation within the Scuderia Ferrari, especially about the ongoing rumours about Alonso who would be soon leaving Ferrari.

“Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200% in the races,” Montezomolo said.

“He knows how much I count on him, even away from the race track, in terms of his contribution and the impetus he gives to the team. I think it’s incredible that there are still some so-called experts who don't understand that and are always looking for a polemical situation that simply doesn't exist”.

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Fernando Alonso, Ferrari. (Photo: WR2i)

The Ferrari president also talked about Ferrari’s other driver, Kimi Raikkonen.

“The truth is that he and Kimi, another incredible driver, need a competitive Ferrari and giving them that is our sole objective,” continued Montezemolo.

“We are working very hard, starting with Marco Mattiacci, who knows what needs to be done and who will instigate many changes at a technical and organizational level and in speeding up the decision- making process. That’s what I want, as do our drivers and our fans, while all the rest is just idle chat,” Montezemolo declared.