The previous Ferrari president was asked by La Gazzetta dello Sport this week to remark on the one-year commemoration of the death of the incomparable Niki Lauda.
Lauda and Montezemolo cooperated intently at Ferrari a few decades prior, however Montezemolo claims they generally kept in contact.
“I will always remember Niki’s call when I left Ferrari,” the 72-year-old said.
“Yet, it was additionally what he accomplished for me when he gained from Bernie Ecclestone that Sergio Marchionne had disrupted the general flow of my arrangement as head of (at that point F1 proprietor) CVC,” Montezemolo uncovered.
“I ought to have become a kind of CEO with Ecclestone in the job of privileged president. Niki was irate, saying ‘He’s an idolt! He doesn’t comprehend! An Italian there with your validity – he’s envious!'” Montezemolo reviewed.
“It was awesome. What’s more, recall that Lauda spoke to Mercedes, so he could have been against an individual who had been leader of Ferrari just ten days before being placed accountable for Formula 1,” he included.
Triple title holder Lauda died at 70 years old on May 20, 2019.