SIX THREATS BY FERRARI TO QUIT F1 - WE STILL DON'T BELIEVE YOU!
Tantrum time at Maranello. Again.
So, for reasons that are generally too tedious to go into, FIAT and Ferrari head honcho, Sergio Marchionne, having seen yet another season go pear-shaped, is threatening to pull Ferrari out of F1.
He ignores the fact that it probably costs the Scuderia naff all to take part and that the essence of Ferrari is that it is a race team who happen to make road cars. Anyway, fans of the team should not be overly worried, as we all know they always throw their toys out of the pram whenever things don't go their way.
Maybe Liberty Media should call their bluff, as they, we and Ferrari, all know they are going nowhere.
Ferrari has upped the ante in manufacturers’ opposition to Liberty Media’s plans for Formula 1 by warning it is prepared to walk away from grand prix racing after 2020.
Ferrari have warned they could leave Formula 1 in protest against the new rules expected to be proposed by the sport's supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, and FIA president Jean Todt.
Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo is tired of the current ' quiet' F1 and says he is thinking of pulling the iconic team out of the sport in favour of sports-car racing.
Ferrari, Formula One motor racing's most iconic team, will leave the sport at the end of this season unless plans for a budget cap next year are abandoned, the Italian team said.
Ferrari are threatening to withdraw from F1 if teams are forced to use standardised engines. The FIA also want to standardise transmissions as part of a cost-cutting drive.
The Ferrari president says an agreement must be reached next year to give teams more of F1's profits.