>


Advertisement
Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
09/06/10
f1
Region urges Ferrari to oppose Rome GP
(GMM)  Luca di Montezemolo has been challenged to pledge his support or otherwise to Italy's historic grand prix venue Monza.

The challenge was thrown out by Monica Rizzi, the regional sports councillor for Lombardy, the governing region of the famous Autodromo Nazionale.

Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno is confident the streets of the Italian capital will host F1 as early as 2012, insisting the event would not threaten Monza's annual date.

But Rizzi does see Rome's bid as a threat to Monza, urging Ferrari president Montezemolo to join those opposed to the extra Italian race.

"Monza is part of the history of our region, it is among the most popular on the formula one calendar and our pride since 1922.  Hands off," she is quoted as having told Corriere dello Sport.

"I think it's time for di Montezemolo to say whether Ferrari is for or against (a race in Rome).  As most Ferraris are sold in the north of Italy, I think it would be appropriate," added Rizzi.

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015

Search Hot News
Search Help