“Let’s see if he learns to have more respect for the press”
Ferrari will not have Newey-like structure – Domenicali
Development of Ferrari’s current car will stop after Singapore in two weeks, team boss Stefano Domenicali has announced. Fernando Alonso is the highest ranked non-Red Bull driver in the 2011 points standings, but his deficit is a huge 102 points with just seven races to go.
The quest for pole position has lost its importance amid F1′s new spectacle of 2011.
That is the claim of veteran drivers Jarno Trulli and Rubens Barrichello, with the former claiming earlier this month that the strategy chaos caused by the Pirelli tyre situation has meant “the death of qualifying”.
Ferrari eyes ‘plan B’ after Shanghai deadline – reports
The outcome of Sunday’s Chinese grand prix will determine whether Ferrari stays the course or reverts to ‘plan B’ for the development of its 2011 car. That is the claim of Italian newspapers including La Stampa and La Repubblica, as bosses Stefano Domenicali, Aldo Costa and Pat Fry returned to Maranello this week rather than remain in the East ahead of the Shanghai round.
“Yes, Sebastian will drive for Ferrari one day” – Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has fueled speculation about Sebastian Vettel’s future by predicting a switch to Ferrari for the new world champion. The F1 chief executive is famously close to 23-year-old Vettel, who at Valencia on Tuesday worked hard to ease the rumours about his Red Bull contract and links to Ferrari and Mercedes.
“F1 chief executive’s letter was not a “rejection” for Rome.” – Alemanno
The promoter of a grand prix on the streets of Rome in 2013 has not given up on bringing F1 to the Italian capital. On Thursday, the event appeared to have heard its death knell when it emerged Bernie Ecclestone had written to Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno.
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