Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.
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Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that when the pair – who collided during the Belgian grand prix – came face-to-face in Germany on Wednesday for a sponsor photoshoot, they barely acknowledged each other’s presence.
Ferrari could learn from Williams’ recovery from the doldrums of the British team’s past few seasons.
That is the claim of Felipe Massa, Williams’ new driver who moved to Grove for 2014 after a long Ferrari career. Undoubtedly aided by the dominant Mercedes engine, Williams has been arguably the surprise team of 2014, having finished a woeful ninth in the 2013 constructors’ table to now trail only the top three teams and proving a regular front row and podium challenger.
Daniel Ricciardo insists he does not feel the famous lure of Maranello.
Although born and raised in Australia, the impressive 25-year-old’s father is from Sicily. But when asked by the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport if driving for Ferrari is the ultimate ‘dream’, Ricciardo – who rose through the ranks of the energy drink Red Bull’s junior programme – gave a surprising answer.
World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.
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.
Ferrari has floored the throttle in its push to emerge from its 2014 slump.
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.
Switching to Ferrari could be a way for Sebastian Vettel to kick-start his F1 career, according to Bernie Ecclestone.
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.