Montezemolo's letter to the fans
A couple of days after the huge disappointment of the outcome of this season's last race, which still hurts, I want to talk to you. I felt, just like you and the whole team that the goal we have been pursuing over the whole season even when others had written us off was even closer after Saturday afternoon's qualifying.
Unfortunately a wrong evaluation from the pitwall during a crucial stage compromised the race, preventing the conquest of the title. The five marvelous victories by Fernando and the team weren't enough to reach our goal. This is the law of sports.
Nevertheless I think that all those who have worked so hard during the year - technicians, mechanics, workers and drivers - have to be thanked for their commitment, their dedication and their competence they showed every single one of them. I thanked them personally last Sunday evening at the track and yesterday at the Works, but today I want to do it together with our fans. Unfortunately the final is not on a level with an exciting season, where we were the undisputed protagonists of an incredible pursuit race and therefore the result leaves us with an even bigger bitter aftertaste.
I also whole-heartedly want to thank all of you, who encouraged us, cheered for us, stimulated us and criticized us, although always with affection and the passion, which characterizes those who really love Ferrari. It's during those moments, which aren't so easy, when you recognize the real fans like you.
I received numerous messages of encouragement, strengthening our desire to react. We all want to get back onto the track immediately for a return game, but we have to wait until the start of the next Championship. Meanwhile we will continue to work relentlessly on the 2011 single-seater, because we all, together with you have an objective: taking a winning car onto the track as of the first race.
Thank you all and Forza Ferrari!!
Luca di Montezemolo