Tag Archive: James Allison

Jul 29

Ferrari denies Pat Fry axed

Ferrari on Tuesday denied reports Pat Fry has been sacked.

2012-06-09_0043 The Maranello team recently did not confirm speculation engine chief Luca Marmorini has been similarly ousted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

‘All’ Ferrari efforts now on 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso.

2014-06-05_0062 The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Ferrari ‘needs’ Raikkonen for 2015 – boss

“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”

2014-06-07_1212 Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen.
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Jul 20

Alonso talks down Ferrari’s ‘big hope’ for better 2015

“But only in February are the facts on the table”

2014-06-08_0718 Fernando Alonso sounds underwhelmed, having been told of Ferrari’s bold plans to push him to the very front of the grid in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes ‘still fast’ even without Fric

Indeed, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo looked closer than ever to the pace on Friday.

Even with no car running the technology at Hockenheim, ‘Fric’ was the buzzword at the scene of the German grand prix. Some see the end of the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension systems as a chance for dominant Mercedes’ rivals to close the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Raikkonen will be ‘great’ again – Mattiacci

New team boss Marco Mattiacci insists he is not afraid of making changes to put Ferrari back on the path to victory.

2014-06-08_0729 His predecessor Stefano Domenicali has already gone, and the latest paddock rumour is that engine chief Luca Marmorini could be the next to pay the price for the fabled Italian marque’s poor start to the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari moves early to extend Alonso contract – reports

According to reports in the German and Spanish press

2014-06-08_0719 Ferrari has moved to extend Fernando Alonso’s contract beyond 2016, The correspondent for Marca, a Spanish sports daily, quoted one of his Italian colleagues as saying: “Well, then, that’s the second time this year so far.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Tempers fray as Ferrari looks to 2015

When told on Sunday to push up to his nearest rival, the radio answer from Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was immediate

2014-06-08_0730 “Well, give me more power!” the Finn told his engineer. Raikkonen has notably struggled since returning to the Italian team in 2014, but so too has Ferrari with its newly V6-powered F14-T. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Hamilton spotted at Maranello – reports

Lewis Hamilton has been spotted this week visiting Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters.

2014-06-07_0238 Reports of the Mercedes driver and 2008 world champion’s visit were carried by authoritative publications including Corriere dello Sport, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Autosprint, as well as the respected Ferrari blogger Leo Turrini. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Allison not nervous amid Newey, Brawn rumours

Allison said he is being given time to have an impact at Maranello.

James Allison - photo © DPPI Ferrari technical director James Allison insists all the rumours about Adrian Newey are not making him nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Alonso jokes Raikkonen struggle ‘no surprise’

“Usually I beat my teammates”

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) Fernando Alonso could not resist a mischievous joke on Thursday when asked about teammate Kimi Raikkonen’s struggles so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

2014 wins ‘not easy’ for Ferrari – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado doubts Ferrari can turn around its disappointing start to the season and win races in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) Fernando Alonso appeared to be putting the F14-T’s early troubles behind him in China last time out when he finished the race on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New Ferrari engine too heavy – report

One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 01That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

FIA’s Whiting says ‘clever’ Lotus nose is ‘legal’

“The approach is – without a doubt – different, but it is legitimate”

Lotus - Yota Device Lotus’ innovative double-pronged nose solution for 2014 has been declared legal by the FIA’s Charlie Whiting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

McLaren ‘wing’ suspension raises eyebrows at Jerez

Unseemly nose solutions are attracting all of the obvious attention early in 2014.

2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7 But, behind the scenes, engineers are far more interested in what is lurking at the rear of McLaren’s innovative new MP4-29. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Anticipation high at Jerez as opening test begins

Tyres are not expected to be the talking point over the coming weeks

Jerez Circuit Interest in this week’s opening test of the groundbreaking 2014 season is near-unprecedented. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Lotus to miss first winter test

Lotus is on track for a competitive 2014

2013-06-09_0142 Lotus will not take its new 2014 car to the first official test of the pre-season, the Enstone based team has announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Allison best technical boss since Brawn – Montezemolo

James Allison is Ferrari’s best technical director since Ross Brawn.

James Allison Ferrari That is the view of the Italian team’s president Luca di Montezemolo, after a subtle reshuffle of responsibilities took place recently at Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

‘Hilarious’ 2014 pre-season already begun

The news about the latest exploded Pirelli spread throughout the F1 world

2013-09-19 - Pirelli  - 0001 After a controversial 2013, Pirelli has moved to allay fears about its tyres for next year’s world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Raikkonen meets new engineer at Maranello

He met up with his new race engineer, Antonio Spagnolo

2013-05-12 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen - Fernando Alonso - Stefano Domenicalli - Felipe Massa Kimi Raikkonen has made his first appearance since undergoing back surgery a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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