Montezemolo admits eye on 'German drivers'
(GMM) For Adrian Sutil, the cloud of his exit at Force India could have a scarlet lining.
|Luca di Montezemolo|
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has admitted that, with Felipe Massa's position to be evaluated during the course of 2012, the fabled Italian marque already has an eye on a couple of German drivers.
Before Montezemolo's comments, reports had linked German Sutil, 28, with Ferrari, either for a switch after a single season with Williams, or off the back of a year on the reserve bench.
"Clearly we are planning for the future," Bild newspaper quotes the Ferrari president as saying.
The newspaper thinks Sutil is a candidate, but Montezemolo also mentioned another of the former Force India driver's countrymen by name.
"I like Rosberg, as a clear-headed man and someone who is getting better and better."
Auto Motor und Sport - presuming Montezemolo was referring to Sutil as well as Nico Hulkenberg - quotes the 64-year-old adding: "There are two other good, young Germans."
And what about Robert Kubica?
"He is also a possibility," admitted Montezemolo. "We'll have to see how he comes back from his accident."
But despite setting the rumor-mill alight with talk of a driver change, Montezemolo also backed beleaguered Brazilian Massa.
"Our problem is not the driver as in that area we have the best; we need a competitive car," he insisted.