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 »


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