Tag Archive: Maranello

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 »

Jul 04

Marmorini ‘in danger’ at Ferrari – report

Yet another big name could be set for the Ferrari axe.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini After the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era, team boss Stefano Domenicali was replaced as team boss by Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Alonso not looking beyond ‘two year contract’

Fernando Alonso says he is not ready to look beyond his current Ferrari contract.

IMG_5473 Although their first collaboration ended spectacularly badly, it is rumoured McLaren has approached the Spaniard about replacing Jenson Button to lead the team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Raikkonen to ‘probably’ quit after 2015

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he will “probably” retire from formula one at the end of next season.

IMG_3900 Despite his 2007 title and his on-form F1 comeback with Lotus, the Finn has struggled this year after returning to Ferrari to be Fernando Alonso’s new teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Ferrari offers Brawn EUR 5m for F1 return – report

Ferrari has set its million-dollar sights on luring Ross Brawn back to formula one.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02 That is the claim on Thursday of the Milan daily Corriere della Sera, reporting that the 59-year-old has been offered EUR 5 million per season if he comes back to the sport with a prominent role at the famous Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Raikkonen problems similar to Vettel’s – manager

Champions Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are suffering from similar problems in 2014.

2014-06-08_0730 That is the claim of Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson, amid speculation that due to his struggles, the Finnish driver could be losing the support of Ferrari and beginning to cast eyes at a new project — world rallycross. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. 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 »

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