Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo agrees with Flavio Briatore that Ferrari must have a good car in 2025 for the deal with Lewis Hamilton to work. The Italian states that the Maranello team will then have two star drivers, so a good car is essential.
Since Thursday, February 1, there has been non-stop talk about Hamilton’s transfer to Ferrari. Many experts, journalists, former drivers and team bosses have already said something about it, and now it is the turn of former Ferrari president Montezemolo. “It is an unexpected and very impactful move,” the Italian said in conversation with the Italian Quotidiano. “I hope it will not only be useful for the team’s competitiveness, but also a way to shine the spotlight on the team, which it needed.”
Montezemolo, who has worked with Michael Schumacher for a long time, adds that he thinks Hamilton is a great champion. ‘Hamilton will do everything he can to end his career by winning the world championship. Leclerc is looking for his first title, so it promises to be exciting…’ The Briton will become a teammate of Charles Leclerc in 2025, who will then drive his seventh season at Ferrari. ‘But with two top guys, having a winning car is even more important. In fact, it is essential, otherwise this choice would prove to be a major risk.’
‘Who would have thought?’
The image of Hamilton in the color of the Silver Arrows is so familiar to everyone that no one could imagine what it would look like if Hamilton suddenly appeared on the grid in Ferrari red. Yet it will actually happen in 2025. “Who would have thought these two gentlemen would be teammates in 2025?” said Montezemolo.