Tag Archive: Corriere della Sera

Sep 09

Montezemolo accepts Ferrari at ‘end of an era’

All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 11

Montezemolo rejects Ferrari quit reports

Luca di Montezemolo has rejected claims he could be set to quit his post as Ferrari president.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Reports late last week suggested the Maranello marque’s long-time and colourful figurehead had decided to leave Ferrari in order to lead the Italian national airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 04

Marmorini moves to Renault after Ferrari exit

Mere days after officially leaving Ferrari, Luca Marmorini looks set to take another high-profile job in formula one.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The 53-year-old’s departure was interpreted as the latest rolling head at Ferrari amid the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era. 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 »


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 »


May 30

McLaren eyes ‘something different’ for future

Rumours are continuing to swirl around the McLaren team.

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP In Monaco, former team champion Alain Prost urged the struggling British outfit to “do something a little bit different” to return to the front of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 05

Ferrari drivers ‘come and go’ – Montezemolo

“Let me make it clear that it’s Ferrari I’m interested in” – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty ImagesLuca di Montezemolo has fired yet another warning at Fernando Alonso, insisting Ferrari has never had trouble filling its race seats. 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 »


Jan 03

Ecclestone wants Red Bull domination to end

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he would be happy if Red Bull’s recent domination ends in 2013.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian Horner - Bernie Ecclestone2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel - Christian HornerWith his friend Sebastian Vettel at the wheel, the energy drink-owned team has secured every drivers’ and constructors’ title for the past three seasons. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 16

World’s press says Vettel in title hot-seat

“Now it will be difficult for Alonso.”

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (3)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (10)The world’s press thinks Fernando Alonso will be hard-pressed to regain the lead of the world championship from Sebastian Vettel in the last races of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 27

Ferrari has best car in 2012 – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari has the best car on the 2012 grid.

2012-06-21 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 00072012-07-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0015In an interview with journalists from O Estado de S.Paulo (Brazil), Corriere della Sera (Italy) and Auto Hebdo (France), the reigning world champion reportedly laughed at Alonso and Ferrari’s constant claims that the Spaniard is leading the world championship despite not having the best car.

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Dec 15

No testing has hurt F1 comeback – Schumacher

“In F1 there are no magic wands.”

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 032011-09-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 01It is the nature of modern F1 that has contributed to Michael Schumacher’s difficult comeback so far, the seven time world champion has insisted. Two years ago now, the famous German – who will turn 43 next month – announced his return after a three-year break to the sport he once dominated.

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Nov 29

Press mocks Vettel’s ‘phantom’ gearbox problem

The international press suspects Red Bull imposed team orders during the season ending Brazilian grand prix.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (4)2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (10)The team has already strongly denied the claims, but publications like Spain’s Marca suspect Sebastian Vettel pulled over for Mark Webber because of a “phantom problem” with his gearbox.

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Nov 01

Red Bull fears ‘politics’ not Vettel carnage – Wurz

“It was not the time to do an unnecessary risk.” – Marko

2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Mark Webber (9)2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Mark Webber (7)Despite Sebastian Vettel’s recent success and his continuing dominance, Red Bull chiefs were a little unhappy with the back to back champion in India.

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Sep 16

Re-hiring Brawn not the answer – Montezemolo

Ferrari comeback rumours ‘nonsense’ – Briatore

2011-07-30 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Hungary - Ross Brawn 01Briatore-01-2008-09-26Luca di Montezemolo has rejected calls Ross Brawn should be lured back to Ferrari. Ferrari has not won a drivers’ title since 2007 but the Maranello marque’s president Montezemolo insisted at Monza that he fully supports the reign of team boss Stefano Domenicali.

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Sep 08

2011 development to stop after Singapore – Domenicali

Ferrari will not have Newey-like structure – Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali  2011-05-272011-08-28 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Belgium - 02Development 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.

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Jun 01

2012 Mercedes will be ‘excellent’ – Brawn

“We have all the elements we need to have an excellent car next season”

2011-05-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas - Monaco - Nico Rosberg 112011-05-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas - Monaco - Nico Rosberg 07Nico Rosberg might have to wait until 2012 for an “excellent” car, Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has admitted. Within the next few races, the 25-year-old German will clock up the unenviable statistic of having competed in 100 grands prix without a single win. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 13

Horner vows to get Webber back into 2011 fight

A priority for Red Bull is getting Mark Webber into the championship fight, insists team boss Christian Horner.

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Mark Webber - Christian Horner2011-04-09 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber 8Australian Webber’s 2011 campaign had a horror opening salvo in Melbourne, but he looked more competitive at Sepang until suffering a KERS failure at the start of the race. In the sister RB7, teammate Sebastian Vettel is now enjoying a clear championship lead after back-to-back wins from pole. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 04

Dennis cried after seeing new ‘Senna’ film

Ron Dennis admits that watching the acclaimed new feature documentary about Ayrton Senna was emotional.

2011-03-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 02Ayrton Senna“Yes, at certain points I cried,” the long-time McLaren team boss, who presided over the great Brazilian’s three world championships, told Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport when asked about ‘Senna’. “Some of the images touched me deeply,” added Dennis.  “We had a very close relationship, only fighting about contracts.” Read the rest of this entry »


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