Kneejerk calls won't solve F1's ills

Kneejerk calls won't solve F1's ills

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo wants a summit meeting of F1 teams, but he wouldn't need one if the FOTA body he once headed had been properly nurtured, argues DIETER RENCKEN

One of the most mystifying developments during Formula 1's festive season was, without doubt, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo's stated desire to call a summit "to discuss the nature of F1 with the teams".

"We have to make proposals to do something, without putting anyone in the corner - and not [do deals] under the table. I want to do it in a very open way," the patrician Roman said at the Scuderia's select annual Christmas media luncheon.

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