Tag Archive: F10

Dec 12

Kubica to test 2010 Ferrari next Spring – report

Plans are being made for Robert Kubica’s return to formula one — with Ferrari.

Robert Kubica 2011-11-01 2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 01That is the claim of the authoritative La Gazzetta dello Sport correspondent Andrea Cremonesi, who raised the prospect of a test for the Pole in the Spring in the famous Italian team’s 2010 single seater.

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Jan 07

Montezemolo wants start time change for F1 races

Ferrari targets aero gains to catch Red Bull

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Giuseppe Carace AFP-Getty2010-10-10 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 10F1 should think about changing the race start time for grands prix, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. Most races on the annual calendar traditionally kick off in the early hours of the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Montezemolo asked if Dyer getting Christmas present

Montezemolo will similarly meet with international journalists on Thursday.

Lucas di MontezemoloA cheeky Italian journalist risked the ire of Luca di Montezemolo on Tuesday during the Ferrari president’s annual Christmas dinner for the country’s media. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Ferrari to launch new car in late January – Montezemolo

“We were disappointed, there’s no point denying it.”

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 3
Ferrari’s 2011 car will be launched officially in the week proceeding the first group winter test at the end of January. That was one of the revelations made by Luca di Montezemolo on Tuesday as he met with the Italian press at Fiorano for a traditional pre-Christmas media event. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Statistics prove Vettel deserves 2010 title

According to the bare statistics, Sebastian Vettel is the deserving world champion of 2010.

Top 5 championships2010-11-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Hoppenheim 2Whilst some have said the German made too many mistakes and inherited the title due to Ferrari’s strategy blunder in Abu Dhabi, an analysis by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport shows he was the standout performer of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Raikkonen not closing door on F1 – manager

Robertson said the 31-year-old driver is likely to stay in rallying for now.

Kimi Raikkonen-WRC-Citroën-Red Bull-11-2010Kimi Raikkonen Wales Rally 20101114 Kimi Raikkonen’s plans for 2011 are still not secure, but the Finn appears unlikely to be returning to formula one any time soon. The 2007 world champion looks set to either stay with Red Bull-sponsored Citroen next year or switch to another world rally championship team, despite earlier speculation suggesting he might go back to F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Reports still hint at ‘rolling heads’ at Ferrari

“We must make sure that certain decisions are shared”

2010-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 22010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 02Staff changes as the result of Ferrari’s failed championship campaign in 2010 are on the horizon, according to Italian reports. Autosprint magazine reports that it is “not a secret” that the man most directly in the spotlight is Australian Chris Dyer, Ferrari’s chief engineer and in charge of race strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Abu Dhabi young driver test lineup takes shape

HRT’s plans are also unclear, and the same is true of Mercedes.

Rally Abu Dhabi 091218Yas Marina Circuit - Abu DhabiThe driver lineup is shaping up for November’s end-of-season young drivers test in Abu Dhabi. Before the F1 teams try Pirelli’s new tyres for the first time at the Yas Marina track, the test days immediately after the last race of 2010 will firstly be an opportunity for young and inexperienced drivers to get at the wheel of the current cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Massa happy with Ferrari’s full support amid trough

“Knowing Montezemolo has faith in me is something I truly appreciate”

2010-10-10 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 82010-10-10 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 6Felipe Massa insists he is happy with the Ferrari team’s “100 per cent” support during his current trough. The Brazilian has been in the headlines of late; struggling with the F10 car, relegated to a subordinate role for Fernando Alonso’s title charge, and urged to get up to speed by his bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Decision to focus on Alonso ‘right’ – Montezemolo

“One who wants to race for himself will have to face his team”

2010-09-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 5Luca di Montezemolo has spelled out Felipe Massa’s supporting role in the 2010 world championship, showing no regret for the decision to put the “focus” of the Ferrari challenge on number 1 driver Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Massa’s ninth engine used as precaution – Ferrari

Criticism for Massa after saying title chances over

2010-09-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipa Massa 1Felipe Massa’s engine usage for the 2010 season ticked over to a ninth unit in Singapore, resulting in a grid penalty. That news alone could be interpreted as a potential threat to the title chances of his teammate Fernando Alonso, who is now just 11 points behind leader Mark Webber having won the past two races from pole. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ferrari to feature another diffuser step in Singapore

F10’s next developments are “aerodynamic” in nature, situated “at the bottom of the car”.

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 3Ferrari will unveil yet another development of its blown diffuser layout on the streets of Singapore this weekend. After encountering difficulties with the F10’s latest developments at Spa recently, the Italian team finally got the layout working optimally at Monza, where Fernando Alonso won from pole position. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Five title contenders with five races to run

With five races still to run in 2010

2010-09-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1There are still five drivers in the running to be world champion. “I wouldn’t want to call it,” said team boss Martin Whitmarsh, whose McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are both contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Another practice problem for Mark Webber

Mark Webber on Saturday morning suffered yet another technical problem in preparation for the Italian grand prix.

2010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber_01In the final practice session before qualifying, the Australian’s Red Bull ground to a halt at Monza – just as it had due to a loss of water pressure on Friday. Team boss Christian Horner said the championship challenger had suffered a “complete loss of power”, amid suggestions it was an engine problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Top three teams look strong at Monza

Sebastian Vettel was the fastest around the Autodromo Nazionale on Friday

Championship chargers McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari appear to all have competitive packages at Monza for this weekend’s Italian grand prix. McLaren was fastest in the morning practice session, Red Bull in the afternoon, while Ferrari’s F10 was just hundredths of a second off the pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Massa did not see Spa starting grid line

“To be honest I was lucky that this was not noticed during the race!”

Felipe Massa on Thursday said he overshot his starting box on the Spa grid two weeks ago due to a visibility problem. The FIA is currently investigating how it did not notice the Brazilian driver’s Ferrari get a head-start in the Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Domenicali not ruling out title revival for Ferrari

Ferrari not happy with 2013 engine formula

2010-09-02 - Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari had a tough race at Spa-Francorchamps but could be set for a stronger showing this weekend, according to team boss Stefano Domenicali. The Italian team, whilst trying to recover its championship deficit, brought updates for its F10 car to Belgium two weeks ago that resulted in a backwards step in terms of competitiveness. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

FIA investigating Massa’s unpunished head-start

“The FIA are investigating the causes of the apparent failures in communication”

F1’s governing body is investigating how Felipe Massa escaped penalty despite getting a head-start in last Sunday’s Belgian grand prix. As the cars lined up on the Spa-Francorchamps grid, BBC commentator Martin Brundle noticed that the Brazilian’s Ferrari was about “two metres” ahead of its starting box. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Also Sauber considering F-duct removal for Monza

“We will have the option to take off the F-duct” – James Key

2010-08-01 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 02Sauber is yet another team considering removing the F-duct system from its car for the forthcoming Italian grand prix. McLaren intends to have a non-F-duct rear wing and engine cover at Monza next weekend, with simulations showing that weight saving and aerodynamic efficiency could mean a conventional setup is the more competitive option for the high speed circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Vairano test shows Ferrari pushing ahead with F10

In the coming days, a straight line test at Vairano is scheduled.

2010-08-01 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 5The Italian press rounded on Fernando Alonso after the leading Ferrari driver dropped more than 40 points off the championship lead last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Ferrari running through 2010 engine allocation

“I see no reason to worry” – Stefano Domenicali.

As well as improving the F10’s pace and fending off the World Council’s wrath next month, another headache for Ferrari could be in the engine department. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Ferrari using same front wing as in Hungary

Ferrari’s front wing design has not yet been tested by the FIA at Spa-Francorchamps.

On Friday, the governing body – having introduced a more stringent flexibility test for the Belgian event – declared legal the wings on the McLaren as well as Red Bull’s controversial RB6. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Ferrari most reliable team in 2010 – report

Ferrari has been the most reliable team so far in 2010.

2010-08-01 - Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroRed Bull is leading the championships and has collected the most wins and pole positions, but ranks only second in the reliability stakes, an analysis by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport has found. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

No car changes for new flex tests – Horner

Christian Horner does not think Red Bull will need to modify its 2010 car ahead of the Belgian grand prix.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Christian Horner - Amid suggestions the front of the RB6 and Ferrari’s F10 are running too low to the ground at high speed, the FIA has served notice that scrutineering tests will be amended for Spa-Francorchamps and beyond. It had been expected that most teams would need to make changes in order to pass the new tests, but team principal Horner does not think Red Bull will be among them. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Not just endplates bending on Red Bulls

Those who believe only Red Bull’s front wing endplates are flexing appear to be wide of the mark.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing 5Pressure from McLaren, Mercedes and perhaps other rivals of the Austrian owned team has resulted in new wing flexibility tests being devised by the FIA for the forthcoming Belgian grand prix. Reports indicate that the new tests will involve the doubling of the testing load from 50kg to 100kg, amid suspicions Red Bull and Ferrari devised a way to have the endplates bend under disproportionately higher loads out on track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ferrari removes F-duct for rest of weekend

Ferrari prefers Alonso because Massa slower – Piquet

2010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 04Ferrari has joined Red Bull in opting to remove the F-duct from its car in Hungary. Red Bull was the first to deduce that the efficiency of its conventional rear wing layout was better at the tight and twisty track, where the only significant straight is located opposite the pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Sticky: Team order scandal erupts as Ferrari wins in Germany (updated³)

Ferrari summoned by stewards amid team orders scandal
Ferrari fined $100,000, to face FIA World Council
Ferrari not appealing stewards’ team order verdict

2010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 01Sunday’s German grand prix began amid a burgeoning flexible wing saga, and ended with a new scandal about team orders. After a team one-two, and soaked in champagne, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali was hounded in the Hockenheim pitlane by reporters accusing him of illegally ordering Felipe Massa to hand his victory to Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Much more to come from blown floor concept – Whitmarsh

“We have exploited only half or even a bit less of what is possible.”

2010-07-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes -  Lewis Hamilton 02Martin Whitmarsh has denied that McLaren’s efforts to emulate Red Bull’s blown exhaust concept have failed. The British team took the innovations off the MP4-25 two weeks ago at Silverstone, and at Hockenheim Jenson Button was only able to get within seven tenths of the qualifying pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Webber tips Ferrari’s return to winning form

“Before Hockenheim, I told a friend: put your money on Alonso winning in Budapest.”

2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 5Ferrari could be on track for victory at Hockenheim and also next Sunday in Hungary, according to Mark Webber. After a slump in results, the Italian team’s updated F10 is right on the pace in Germany, with Fernando Alonso sharing the front row with Webber’s Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

‘Many drivers’ struggling with hard tyres in 2010 – Massa

Felipe Massa insists he is not the only driver struggling with Bridgestone’s tyres in 2010.

2010-06-13_0047After his 2009 accident and return to the grid this season, the Brazilian has had a high-profile struggle to keep up with Ferrari newcomer Fernando Alonso. But Massa, 29, has played down any link between his difficulties and his recovery from head injuries, insisting his only problem is Bridgestone’s harder compounds. Read the rest of this entry »

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