No strudel for Montezemolo
Madonna di Campiglio, 16th January 2009 - The concomitant presence of Luca di Montezemolo and Bernie Ecclestone invigorated the Italian journalists' fantasies, that they even assumed a Strudel Pact, in reminiscence of another pact, the Crostata Pact, between the Italian politicians D'Alema and Berlusconi in 1997. "We ate venison, bresaola and a fabulous zabaione," Montezemolo said jokingly. "He's a person with great capacities, who has done a lot for Formula 1. I hope, and I say in the name of the whole Team, that we share the same vision of our sport's future, from everyone's point of view. Today we found a good balance: you can't live far from reality. It will be fundamental to have a governance system, which doesn't create regular disputes, but points towards innovation and technology."
When asked about his opinion about Ron Dennis who left the position as head of the McLaren Racing Team, Montezemolo said: "Despite all the polemics and the many clashed we had, Ron Dennis will always be a great person. He and his team have done some extraordinary work over the last decades. I don't think that he'll completely leave Formula 1. I appreciated the support he and all the others are giving to FOTA."