Luca Di Montezemolo recalled two of his sad moments at the helm of Ferrari

The Italian confessed how he unleashed his anger when the Scuderia lost two Formula 1 titles that appeared to be won.

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After that title that the Finn Kimi Raikkonen gave to Ferrari in 2007 after defeating Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), the Scuderia had two other near-glory moments in the F1. In 2008 hand in hand with the Brazilian Felipe Massa and in 2010 With the spanish Fernando Alonso. However, success eluded him.

Massa lost the scepter in the Brazilian Grand Prix, the last race of the year, for a little while as he crossed the line as champion by winning the race, but then the scepter remained for Hamilton after beating the German in the last corner Timo Glock (Toyota).

Luca di montezemoloTwo years later, the defeat was repeated. This time at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and after the German's victory Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), who had arrived as the third in contention in a fight that had as favorites Alonso, who had arrived at the closing of the contest as leader of the positions, and the Australian Mark Webber (Red Bull).

Both moments were recently remembered Luca di montezemolo, who was president of Ferrari between 1991 and 2014. In an interview with Sky Italy the Italian recalled how he reacted with those defeats by Massa and Alonso.

"I broke two televisions!" confessed the businessman. “One when Massa lost the world championship, something unique in the world… Pum! I destroyed it ... And the other was the time we lost the title to Alonso in Abu Dhabi in 2010 ... That's why I have to watch the races alone ", Agregó.

Beyond those fights, Di Montezemolo lived several pleasant moments, especially at the time of Michael Schumacher. In fact, Schumi himself gave him a gift after one of the many titles he won with the Rossa. “I think it was 2003 or 2004… He gave me a Harley-Davidson. It is a beautiful motorcycle that I still use ”, said.


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