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Bernie: 'I did it for Ferrari'

04 February 2014, 11:12

London, England - Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo agreed behind closed doors that the controversial 'double points' innovation is necessary for Formula 1, claims Bernie Ecclestone.

Montezemolo however claimed on record that he is opposed to the unpopular idea: "It's too artificial. I would not be surprised if the rule is soon abolished."

Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt in February 2014 that the 'double points' concept was designed specifically to help Ferrari.


Ecclestone is quoted by City A.M: "He (Montezemolo) was talking about it and I said 'It is very simple why we got that (double points rule)'. 'It is because you (Ferrari) aren't performing'".

The 83-year-old recalled telling Montezemolo: "If you were doing what you should be doing there wouldn't be any need for it." 

"He (Montezemolo) said 'I know, I know'."



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