• Red Bull ‘don’t know quite how to behave as champions’
• Responding to claim Vettel would be stupid to join Italian team
Luca di Montezemolo, the president of Ferrari, has accused the Red Bull team of a lack of respect towards the sport’s most successful marque.
Red Bull won the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2010 and their consultant Helmut Marko told the German newspaper Bild this month that their champion driver, Sebastian Vettel, would be stupid to leave for the Italian glamour team in the coming years.
“I see people who won world championships who don’t quite know how to behave as champions,” Montezemolo said at Ferrari’s ski retreat in north-east Italy. “When they have won 10% of what we have won, then we’ll respond.”
Montezemolo also had a dig at Vettel, who took the driver’s title in last year’s final race in Abu Dhabi after Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso went for an ill-timed pit stop, which cost the Spaniard a third championship.
“I wake up in the night and think of that race,” he said. “I don’t want to say who is the best driver in the world. But I know who is.”