Tag Archive: Corriere dello Sport

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Honda delay could thwart Alonso switch – report

It has stirred real fears that McLaren could dump its protege Kevin Magnussen after just a single season

2014-01-16_0495 The high uncertainty surrounding Fernando Alonso’s future could be connected with rumours emerging from the Honda camp.

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Sep 29

Alonso rumours keep shifting into higher gear

The Spaniard’s future at Ferrari is in serious doubt

2014-06-05_0247 In terms of speculation about his future, the last days have been arguably the most intense in Fernando Alonso’s entire career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

FIA dismisses Rosberg ‘mistake’ conspiracy

F1’s governing FIA has rubbished the latest conspiracy theory in the wake of the Italian grand prix.

2014-06-07_1201 After the Monza race, multiple authoritative media publications and F1 officials suspected Nico Rosberg – perhaps in atonement for the Spa crash – deliberately faked braking mistakes on Sunday to gift Lewis Hamilton the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1’s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Ecclestone wants three ‘double points’ races

“I think it should be the final three races or nothing”

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone The days of the highly controversial new ‘double points’ rule for the season finale appear numbered. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Alonso hopes bad luck strikes Vettel

“He is on track to break all of Michael Schumacher’s records.”

2013-06-09_0234Fernando Alonso has admitted his championship hopes would get a boost if Sebastian Vettel crashes at the start of a grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari ‘disappointed’ to be dragged into Mercedes defence

“It was unfortunate that we became the object of their defence in this way”

2013-06-08_0161Ferrari has admitted it is “disappointed” to have been used as part of Mercedes’ defence as the German team escaped from the test-gate scandal with a light penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Gutierrez must perform eventually – Kaltenborn

Kaltenborn admitted that part of the problem is the troublesome C32 car

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Esteban Gutierrez 01Sauber has backed struggling rookie Esteban Gutierrez, admitting however that the young Mexican will eventually come under pressure to perform. 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 »

Mar 19

Alonso, Lauda agree – Red Bull still fastest

Surprisingly winning in Albert Park was Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (2)Italy’s super-critical press has declared itself happy with the outcome of the 2013 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Another video shows Vettel made illegal pass in Brazil

A video has emerged that clearly depicts Sebastian Vettel overtaking under yellow flag conditions during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

ThumbnailThumbnailIt is a separate incident to the 2012 world champion’s pass on Kamui Kobayashi at Interlagos, which turned out to have actually taken place under yellow and orange caution flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Even Italy and Spain impressed with Vettel’s drive

Sebastian Vettel managed even to impress the Ferrari-loving Italian press with his historic race through the field in Abu Dhabi.

2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 2990032012-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 299021“The German is unmatched,” said Corriere dello Sport. “He showed all his talent that had been hidden behind his superior Red Bull,” the newspaper added, referring to Vettel’s climb from dead last in the pitlane to third at the flag. “He is a driver on a par with Alonso and perhaps even beyond.” 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 »

Sep 17

Ferrari should keep Massa for 2013 – Briatore

Flavio Briatore thinks Ferrari should sign Felipe Massa for another season.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 295Briatore-01-2008-09-26The Italian team is openly undecided over its choice of teammate for Fernando Alonso next year, but former Renault boss Briatore said: “I would keep Massa for another year”. “Massa is a good driver but he should never compare his times with those of Alonso,” Italian Briatore is quoted by Corriere dello Sport.”

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Aug 03

‘Furious’ Ferrari denies Marko’s hand-adjuster claim

A Ferrari spokesman was quoted as saying the accusation is “completely untrue”

2012-06-08 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 00062011-08-26 - Ferrari - 0003A reportedly “furious” Ferrari has hit back at Red Bull, after the reigning champions suggested the famous Italian team broke the rules “for a year”. Frustrated with the constant technical controversies involving Red Bull in 2012, the team’s Dr Helmut Marko said this week that actually “Ferrari used something like that for a year”.

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May 15

Massa’s F1 career on brink of collapse

Felipe Massa’s formula one career is on the brink of collapse.

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 2382012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0426Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali left Barcelona insisting he expects the struggling Brazilian to “fight back starting in Monaco”. “We absolutely need his points to also fight for the constructors’ title,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Alonso ‘saved Ferrari from disaster’ – press

Fernando Alonso was spared the Italian media’s wrath after Ferrari opened its 2012 campaign with the troubled F2012 car.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3942012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 415“Alonso once again saved Ferrari from disaster,” said the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport, after the Spanish driver drove the car to fifth place in Australia. The under-pressure Felipe Massa’s opening race, however, “was a nightmare”, the daily newspaper added. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

2012 start ‘couldn’t be worse’ – Italian press

Ferrari has made a “devastating start” to the 2012 season, the Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport has blasted.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 4152012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 246“The new season could barely have begun worse,” said the report. Felipe Massa qualified sixteenth for Sunday’s Australian grand prix, while Fernando Alonso also failed to make the ‘Q3′ cut when he spun into the gravel.

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Mar 08

Ferrari predicament ‘dramatic’ – Lauda

Ferrari has set to work to fix a problem at the rear of its troubled F2012 car, Italy’s Autosprint reports.

2011-06-11_11702012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch 08The report said initial winter testing highlighted problems with the car’s exhaust solution, prompting Pat Fry to order the outlets be moved inwards. This, however, left the homologated portion of the chassis that housed the original exhausts intact, with modification to require a new FIA crash test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Mercedes late to ‘hide something special’ – Red Bull

Five days before the W03 is publicly revealed, Mercedes remains highly secretive about its 2012 car.

01 - Red Bull Racing04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamThe German squad went a different path than all of its main formula one rivals by opting to keep its new machine at the Brackley factory rather than debut and test it last week at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Ferrari shops at McLaren to boost aerodynamics

Pat Fry has attracted a swathe of engineers to follow his move from McLaren to Ferrari.

2011-06-10_1209 2011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - 02After a long and fruitful McLaren career, Briton Fry switched to Ferrari last year and is now the famous Italian team’s chassis technical director.

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Jan 04

Montezemolo names candidates for Massa’s seat

Luca di Montezemolo has defended Felipe Massa whilst conceding that a number of drivers at rival teams impressed him in 2011.

2011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0017 2011-10-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - India - The Ferrari president is honouring Brazilian Massa’s 2012 contract but making no secret that the Maranello based team is keeping its mind open as to the identity of Fernando Alonso’s next teammate.

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Oct 18

Media impressed but team scolds ‘idiot’ Vettel

With his second consecutive title now wrapped up, Sebastian Vettel is continuing to impress the international media.

2011-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (3)2011-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (1)The Red Bull driver secured his crown recently in Japan with a third place but quickly returned to the top step of the podium in Korea last Sunday. “He is now chasing after Schumacher’s record of 13 wins in a season,” said Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Oct 16

Wild rumours swirl as Hamilton’s mood dives

The rumours are swirling after Lewis Hamilton’s troubled 2011 season took another twist in Korea.

2011-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 022011-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 05The 2008 world champion, recently locked in a dispute with Felipe Massa after a spate of incidents, did not return a radio message on Saturday after his engineer applauded his pole position.

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Oct 13

Alonso and Hamilton better than Vettel – Briatore

Sebastian Vettel may be the sport’s first ever reigning back-to-back world champion, but he is not the best driver on the grid.

2011-06-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Spain - Fernando Alonso 0012011-07-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 06That is the view of former Renault boss Flavio Briatore, who thinks his charge Fernando Alonso and also McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton are better than the dominant 24-year-old German.

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Sep 14

Ferrari to copy Red Bull suspension for 2012 – report

Ferrari will finally follow Red Bull’s lead with the suspension layout of its 2012 car.

2011-06-11_11512011-06-11_1164That is the claim of the Italian daily Corriere dello Sport, revealing that a scale model of the Maranello based team’s new car is already clocking up the miles in the wind tunnel.

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Sep 12

Italian press thrilled with ‘red’ Vettel’s triumph

“The cheers of the crowd showed how much they love Vettel.”

Monza2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelEven the notoriously partisan Italian press was enthralled with German Sebastian Vettel’s performance in a blue Red Bull at Monza. Usually only impressed with feats in a red cockpit, the country’s media hailed 24-year-old Vettel as F1’s new great.

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Aug 15

Schumacher to ‘certainly’ stay in 2012

Schumacher however hinted that he could stay even beyond his 2012 contract.

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Michael Schumacher 012011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Michael Schumacher 02Michael Schumacher on Sunday moved to quash rumours he is set to return to retirement at the end of the season. The Mercedes driver’s manager Sabine Kehm had already slammed an Italian website for apparently fabricating quotes that suggested Schumacher, 42, was considering his seat.

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Aug 10

Schumacher manager slams latest retirement reports

Kehm clarified that her 42-year-old boss is not about to quit.

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Michael Schumacher 032011-06-12_1539Michael Schumacher’s manager has slammed reports the seven time world champion is considering returning to retirement at the end of the season. Italy’s Corriere dello Sport this week quoted the Mercedes driver as admitting that despite his 2012 contract, “I do not know if my mindset is right for this team”.

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