Tag Archive: La Gazzetta dello Sport

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 17

Todt open to improving ‘new’ F1

Jean Todt has revealed he is prepared to listen to any proposals to revise formula one’s rules.

2014-06-14-1001 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been arguably the harshest critic of the sport’s ‘new’ era, but FIA president Todt insists F1 was right to bring in the greener, quieter V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Vettel not sure Red Bull can catch Mercedes for 2015

World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.

IMG_3788 Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Bianchi, Gutierrez, Sainz star in 2014 ‘silly season’

F1′s silly season is underway.

IMG_4100 At the Silverstone test this week, Ferrari junior and Marussia racer Jules Bianchi is stepping in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Mattiacci orders ‘technical discontinuity’ at Ferrari

Ferrari has floored the throttle in its push to emerge from its 2014 slump.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images Eric Boullier, also pushing to end fellow grandee McLaren’s struggle, predicted a long recovery for the fabled Maranello outfit. “It will take them a lot of time to get back on top.  Why?  I’ll keep that to myself,” the Frenchman is quoted by Italiaracing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Vettel could chase ‘fast car’ to Ferrari – Ecclestone

Switching to Ferrari could be a way for Sebastian Vettel to kick-start his F1 career, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

IMG_6051 After winning four consecutive world championships, the German has stumbled in 2014. And it’s not just Red Bull’s fault, as Vettel has struggled even to keep up with his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who has stunned the entire world of F1 with his form. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Ecclestone tells struggling Caterham to ‘stop’

Even amid swirling speculation about Caterham’s future, Bernie Ecclestone is unmoved.

2014-06-07_0578 He told an Austrian newspaper last week that he would be “happy” if struggling and complaining small teams succumb to their money troubles. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 to say ‘bye bye’ to Monza – Ecclestone

Monza is on a three-race countdown to the F1 exit, Bernie Ecclestone warned on Tuesday.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale is one of the last remaining iconic venues on the calendar, but F1 chief executive Ecclestone says he will say “bye-bye” to Monza after 2016. 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 28

Hamilton behaviour ‘sub-standard’ – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen says Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour was “sub-standard” in Monaco.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0024 2008 world champion Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of deliberately sabotaging his push for pole position, afterwards refusing to acknowledge his race win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Ferrari not giving up on Newey – report

Ferrari has not given up on wooing Adrian Newey to Maranello.

2013-06-09_1629 That is the claim of the authoritative Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, whose correspondent Luigi Perna outlined the latest plan to sign Red Bull’s highly-coveted technical boss. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Dennis wants Alonso to lead McLaren’s Honda charge

“In 2015 we have the Honda engine and we need a great driver.”

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Former McLaren and Ferrari driver Alain Prost has some advice for those beleaguered F1 teams — “do something different”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Montezemolo hints at F1 team budget boost

Luca di Montezemolo has hinted he will increase Ferrari’s budget in order to catch up with dominant Mercedes.

2014-05-09 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 03 The fabled Italian marque has struggled early this season, prompting the exit of team boss Stefano Domenicali. But recent rumours suggest Ferrari is now prepared to ‘break the bank’ to woo F1′s highest-paid engineer, Adrian Newey, to Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Ferrari wants Brawn, Bell and Newey – report

“It is rumoured Brawn, Bell and Newey could bring order to Ferrari’s technical department,”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1) Bob Bell could be the next piece of the puzzle, as Ferrari looks to end its slump and return to the top of formula one. Already reported by multiple authoritative sources is that the fabled Maranello team is prepared to ‘break the bank’ and sign Red Bull’s Adrian Newey, who is already paid a rumoured $12 million per year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Horner tips Ricciardo to get even stronger

Red Bull has been surprised by the performance so far of team newcomer Daniel Ricciardo.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo The reigning world champion team signed the Australian for 2014 to replace the Le Mans-bound Mark Webber, and so far Ricciardo has outshone the struggling quadruple title winner Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Red Bull keeping ‘pressure’ on Renault – Horner

Christian Horner insists Red Bull is not giving up on the 2014 title.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (6) Many, however, believe Mercedes’ advantage to be so great early this season that even powerful rivals like reigning world champions Red Bull and Ferrari will not be able to bridge the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Button doubts Mercedes’ rivals can win in 2014

“It’s going to be tough for anyone else to win a grand prix this year.”

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 Toto Wolff has entered the Spanish grand prix weekend predicting that Ferrari could be Mercedes’ biggest challenger over the entire 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Brawn insists Ferrari visit part of holiday

Ross Brawn and Ferrari have played down the former Mercedes boss’ visit to Maranello this week.

2013-06-08_1134 Specialist Ferrari journalist Leo Turrini on Tuesday revealed that the 59-year-old Briton, who was Ferrari’s technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher years, was at the team’s headquarters and Fiorano test track. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mattiacci to head Ferrari for ‘long time’

“He will already start to make a difference at the Chinese grand prix”

2014-03-04_0000 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

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