As if there wasn’t enough going on already in Italy, the Corriere dello Sport is reporting today that Ferrari boss Luca Di Montezemolo is being petitioned by the authorities in Rome to take on the role as head of it’s bid for the 2020 Olympic games.
According to the paper, Rome’s mayor and the Italian Olympic federation have already tried once before to get Montezemolo to take the role, but this time he has let it be known that he will decide in the coming days.
Montezemolo was head of the organizing committee for the 1990 football World Cup in Italy and this story comes at a good time to remind everyone in the country of all the good things he has done for Italy.
Montezemolo has said that he will only take on the role if he has unanimous backing. Meanwhile it is believed that he is biding his time waiting to see the outcome of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s trial on sex charges before considering a wider political role in Italy.
Montezemolo’s lack of support for the idea of a Grand Prix in Rome earlier this year contributed to the event failing to get off the ground.