Former FIA president Max Mosley has continued his haranguing of Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo.
Mosley told the Daily Mail di Montezemolo urged him to ban double diffusers when the legality of the devices was being investigated last year:
Luca does have this silly idea that if it is Ferrari then it is OK. When we had all this stuff about the double-diffuser he was on the phone every day saying, “You have got to sort out the Court of Appeal and make sure we win”.
He didn’t put it as baldly as that but that is what he said. I said, “Luca, I’m sorry but first of all they wouldn’t take any notice and secondly I am not going to do it”. I couldn’t. He took that quite personally. He honestly thought I would.
The double diffusers, which Ferrari did not have, were declared legal. But earlier this year the FIA decided to ban them for 2011.
Mosley is understood to be writing a book covering his time as FIA president from 1991 to 2009.