Tag Archive: Maranello

Jul 29

F1 to ‘look at rules’ to stop ‘negativity’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone thinks formula one needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity.

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, the F1 chief executive met with team bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Ferrari denies Pat Fry axed

Ferrari on Tuesday denied reports Pat Fry has been sacked.

2012-06-09_0043 The Maranello team recently did not confirm speculation engine chief Luca Marmorini has been similarly ousted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Raikkonen eyes ‘better’ Ferrari for 2015

F1 now breaks for three full weekends before hostilities resume in Belgium late next month.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Kimi Raikkonen 02 Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Angry Raikkonen says Ferrari must address ‘weaknesses’

“I questioned it a few times, but they said no need, and we can see the end result.”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen has urged Ferrari to improve, after the team’s blunder cost him a competitive grid spot for the Hungarian grand prix. 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

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. 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 21

Alonso urges Raikkonen to ‘improve’

Fernando Alonso has urged teammate Kimi Raikkonen to “improve”.

2014-06-08_0574 Spaniard Alonso has utterly dominated his fellow former champion at Ferrari since the Finn returned to the Maranello team for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Alonso talks down Ferrari’s ‘big hope’ for better 2015

“But only in February are the facts on the table”

2014-06-08_0718 Fernando Alonso sounds underwhelmed, having been told of Ferrari’s bold plans to push him to the very front of the grid in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes ‘still fast’ even without Fric

Indeed, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo looked closer than ever to the pace on Friday.

Even with no car running the technology at Hockenheim, ‘Fric’ was the buzzword at the scene of the German grand prix. Some see the end of the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension systems as a chance for dominant Mercedes’ rivals to close the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

McLaren change stirs up Hamilton, Alonso rumours

Deep into a second consecutive bad season for the grandee team, the changes at McLaren have begun.

2014-06-05_0222 The most noticeable sign of the restructuring process at the Woking based team in Hockenheim is that Jenson Button – whose own future in grey is also under review – is working with a new race engineer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Raikkonen fit for German GP

Kimi Raikkonen will contest this weekend’s German grand prix.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) After bruising his ankle and knee with a 47G impact at the start of the British grand prix, the Finn sat out Ferrari’s post-race Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

F1 legend Forghieri slams ‘ridiculous’ DRS

Legendary Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri has a couple of simple suggestions to spice up formula one.

2011-06-11_1148 Amid a dwindling television audience in 2014, most of the blame has fallen on the brand new engine rules, with smaller, quiet turbos replacing the screaming V8s of the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Montezemolo feels ‘duty’ to fix F1

Luca di Montezemolo has warned he is prepared to take action to improve formula one.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Fiercely critical of the sport’s direction, culminating in the new era of quiet, hybrid engines, the Ferrari president recently wrote a letter inviting the sport’s major stakeholders to an emergency meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Ungar joins Caterham, Marmorini exits Ferrari

As half-time approaches in 2014, changes abound in the world of F1.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The mid-season upheaval at Caterham continues apace, with media reports suggesting the now Colin Kolles-advised team is set to announce a new technical director. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Ferrari seat ‘not the plan for 2015′ – Bianchi

Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test. 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 08

Lauda slams ‘balls out’ Raikkonen for Brit GP crash

Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia. 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 04

Whiting plays down grid restart fears

F1 race director Charlie Whiting has played down concerns about next year’s grid restarts.

2014-06-07_1577 “We (drivers) all pretty much disagreed (with the proposal) as far as I am aware,” Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo said earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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