Montezemolo praises Alonso efforts

By on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has praised driver Fernando Alonso ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Alonso hinted on Wednesday that some of his closest allies had not been supportive, but Ferrari's president quickly responded to such comments.

"Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200% in the races," he 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."

"The truth is that he and Kimi [Raikkonen], another incredible driver, need a competitive Ferrari and giving them that is our sole objective."

"We are working very hard, starting with [team principal] 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."

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