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Ferrari boss smashed TV after F1 finale

It happened at the home of Luca di Montezemolo’s daughter after Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One title last weekend. From Reuters-

MILAN (Reuters) – Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo smashed a television set after seeing McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton snatch the Formula One world title from Felipe Massa in last weekend’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

“I broke the television, I must tell the truth,” Montezemolo told a news conference at a Ferrari event in Mugello on Sunday.

“When a television breaks it makes a terrible bang. My daughter in the other room was given an awful fright. Luckily we had another television so I was able to watch the podium ceremony, which I enjoyed.”

Ferrari’s Massa won his home grand prix and was poised for championship victory before Hamilton overtook a slowing Timo Glock on the final bend to finish in the fifth place he needed to clinch the title.

“I reckon that in the history of F1, we have never seen a world championship decided on the last bend of the last lap of the last grand prix,” added Montezemolo, who saw Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen steal the title last season in the final race.

“Miracles, when they happen, usually only happen once. I say that because last year was a miracle. A repeat is usually impossible. In Brazil, with Massa, we were in the process of producing another miracle.”

Normal grown men don’t smash television sets. I suggest Luca di Montezemolo take some anger management classes.

The caption for the above photo reads-

Ferrari’s President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo smiles as he arrives for the third practice session at Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, September 8, 2007.

Anyone besides me think that isn’t a smile?

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