Tag Archive: Maranello

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 »

Jun 30

Hakkinen tips Ferrari to shed a driver

Ferrari appears likely to shed at least one of its existing drivers.

IMG_5863 That is the view of retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen, who thinks the Maranello team is grappling not only with a less than fully competitive 2014 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ferrari tester insists Alonso ‘happy’ in red

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has played down reports Fernando Alonso could be considering a move for 2015.

2014-06-07_0342 Spaniard Alonso, regarded as perhaps the very best driver in F1 today, has been mentioned along with fellow champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton as McLaren seeks a truly top driver to spearhead its new Honda era beginning next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Ferrari eyeing F1 turbo supplier switch – report

“Ferrari has its historical partners”

IMG_5863 Just like struggling world champions Red Bull, fellow F1 grandee Ferrari is also looking for a way out of its engine problems in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Struggling Raikkonen ‘should go home’ – Villeneuve

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has attacked Kimi Raikkonen for struggling to shine in 2014

2014-06-04_0153 After two impressive comeback years with Lotus, Finn Raikkonen was signed for this season by Ferrari, for whom he won his sole title in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Ferrari made ‘absurd’ offer to Newey – Marko

“Adrian has admitted openly that he is a little tired” 

2014-06-08_1186Red Bull has directly contradicted Ferrari’s claim that the Italian team never tried to secure the services of Adrian Newey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ferrari wants meeting amid F1 ‘worries’

Hot on the heels of Ferrari’s latest quit threat, Luca di Montezemolo has called for a meeting to discuss the future of formula one.

2014-06-08_0700 Last Friday, the iconic Italian team’s president told the Wall Street Journal that because F1 “isn’t working”, Ferrari could turn instead to Le Mans by 2020. “Of course,” Montezemolo said, “we cannot do sports car racing and formula one.  It’s not possible.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Hamilton, Rosberg have ‘two year contracts’ – Wolff

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will remain paired at Mercedes for at least the next two years.

IMG_5445 That is the claim of boss and team co-owner Toto Wolff, on the heels of a wave of speculation about the future lineup of the currently dominant F1 outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

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