Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has set aside the disappointment of losing the world drivers’ championship in the season finale and is looking forward to the new season.
“I remember nothing from the last race in Abu Dhabi,” di Montezemolo was quoted as saying in the Monday edition of the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel snatched the championship in dramatic fashion as he won in Abu Dhabi, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who was leading the standings going into the race and would have won had he finished fourth or better, came only seventh.
“After twice losing the championship in the last race of the season, it is time again for a victory,” Montezemolo said, adding that it was the team’s goal to go into the first race of the new season with the best car in the field.
Alonso is also looking forward to the start of the new season. “I wish I could start the preparations already,” the two-time world champions said.
He said he believed Red Bull, as well as McLaren and Mercedes to be their biggest competitors for the title. “But we know what we need to do better for 2011.” His teammate Felipe Massa is also expecting a successful season.
“I want to win races and challenge for the world championship,” the Brazilian said.