Tag Archive: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Aug 29

Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.

IMG_5907-2 Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano Domenicali and engine chief Luca Marmorini. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’

Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotus close to Mercedes engine deal – Wolff

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has admitted Lotus is close to securing F1′s field-leading V6 engine for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_1072 Enstone based Lotus has struggled with Renault power this year and it is an open paddock secret that a deal with Mercedes has essentially been struck. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Vettel buys father a Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has bought his father a Ferrari.

 

2014-06-28_0445Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, publishing a paparazzi photo of Red Bull’s reigning quadruple world champion during the transaction, said the German picked a Ferrari California and a personalised number plate. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Ferrari could learn from Williams experience – Massa

Ferrari could learn from Williams’ recovery from the doldrums of the British team’s past few seasons.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Alonso wants $50m per year for new Ferrari deal – reports

And Autosprint said it is “not just rumours”

2014-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 02 Multiple authoritative media sources claim Fernando Alonso wants almost $50 million a year to sign a new contract with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Mercedes will try again to turn up F1 volume – Lauda

Niki Lauda has put his mind to the problem of F1′s dwindling television and spectator audiences.

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Before the sport breaks for the summer, key meetings will take place this week, including the brand new ‘popularity working group’ reportedly headed by Flavio Briatore. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ferrari F1 dream ‘just a cliche’ – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo insists he does not feel the famous lure of Maranello.

IMG_7255 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. 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 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 »

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