Tag Archive: La Repubblica

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 02

Frentzen has fix for ‘processional’ F1

“I would give them ten more litres in the tank, and I’d drill a hole in the exhaust”

Heinz-Harald Frentzen A bit more fuel and a drill — that is how former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen would spice up the 2014 spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Alonso happy to be beating Raikkonen

“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 03 A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Felipe Massa has admitted he has been “impressed” with his switch to Mercedes power for 2014

Massa ‘impressed’ with Mercedes power

2014-03-02_0012 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa It is the first time in his F1 career the diminutive Briton has not been powered by a Ferrari engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Improving on second place ‘difficult’ for Ferrari – Todt

Luca di Montezemolo this week admitted he is “sick of coming second”

2013-06-07_1114 Overcoming Red Bull for title spoils next year will be “difficult” for Ferrari, FIA president Jean Todt has warned. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

‘Fear’ doesn’t explain Massa’s decline – Kubica

“It’s a complex subject.”

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image Robert Kubica, whose F1 career was ended by serious injuries almost three years ago, does not think “fear” led to the decline of outgoing Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Two candidates in frame for Raikkonen’s seat

“I don’t know anything” – Valsecchi

2013-06-09_0263Two candidates have emerged as possible replacements for the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the remaining two grands prix of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

The international press is running out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel’s meteoric rise to F1 greatness

Vettel ‘in another category’ – press

Sebastian Vettel Abu Dhabi victoire

With memories of podium booing still fresh, the jury had been out on the 26-year-old’s recent successes in Adrian Newey-inked Red Bulls. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Button not denying new three-year deal imminent

“I don’t like to predict the future, and Ferrari is legendary, but so too is McLaren.”

2013-06-06_0098Jenson Button has not denied suggestions he is on the cusp of signing a new three-year deal to stay at McLaren beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Hamilton’s father visits Maranello

Hamilton snr no longer handles the career of his 28-year-old son

Anthony HamiltonAnthony Hamilton, the father of Mercedes driver Lewis, has been at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Rookie disappointed Alonso sitting out Silverstone

“Instead, I have important work to do on the simulator.”

Carlos Sainz JrRising Spaniard Carlos Sainz jr has expressed disappointment he will not share a F1 circuit with his hero Fernando Alonso this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Ferrari should pull out of formula one if historic Monza is axed from the calendar

Ferrari should quit F1 if Monza axed – Lombardy

2013-06-08_0411That is the view of Roberto Maroni, the president of Lombardy, in the wake of Bernie Ecclestone’s warning this week that even Monza might not be safe as he looks to scrap “a couple of races” in Europe in favour of “emerging markets”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Dennis doubts women to race in F1 soon

Williams test driver Susie Wolff is pushing for a super license

2012-06-09_0867Ron Dennis has played down expectations there could be a female driver on the formula one grid in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Pirelli renews F1 quit threat

“We have followed the rules and we will continue to do so.”

2013-06-07_0798Rumours that Pirelli will leave formula one at the end of the season are growing by the day. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Photographer says Alonso smashed EUR 6,000 camera

“Let’s see if he learns to have more respect for the press”

2013-04-13 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso 01A photographer claims Fernando Alonso broke his EUR 6,000 camera whilst trying to take pictures of the Ferrari driver and his model girlfriend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Alonso must chase down Vettel in 2013 – press

“Rarely has a team been the victim of such bad luck as Ferrari in Bahrain”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Fernando Alonso 00The Italian press hailed Sebastian Vettel’s return to top form in Bahrain, whilst lamenting the bad luck that prevented Fernando Alonso from challenging. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Italy split after Ferrari’s failed bid for victory

Ferrari has defended itself amid claims its race strategy in Canada on Sunday was “suicidal”.

2012-06-10_04682012-06-10_0726Despite the Maranello team stepping forward again in performance terms, the Italian press was highly critical after Fernando Alonso’s bid for victory went awry in Montreal.

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