Tag Archive: Ferrari-powered Sauber

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 18

Ferrari unlikely to recover in 2014 – Malago

“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 05Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 11

Sauber’s female driver to make F1 test debut

Simone de Silvestro will shortly make her formula one test debut.

2014-03-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Hinwil - Simo De Silvestro (2) The 25-year-old female Swiss driver, best known for her Indycar exploits, recently became “affiliated” with the Ferrari-powered Sauber team. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 03

Mercedes emerges as early 2014 favourite

Mercedes has emerged as the early 2014 favourite.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 07 Amid world champions Red Bull and Renault’s crisis, it is obvious that works engine-chassis makers Mercedes and Ferrari have their noses in front on the basis of the opening test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 08

Rumour – Ferrari to announce Raikkonen on Wednesday

Perhaps both are true.  Perhaps neither.

2013-06-06_0088Rumours were swirling in the Monza paddock on Sunday, and the buzzword was ‘Wednesday’. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 07

Bianchi’s manager hints at second season at Marussia

“It shows Marussia has ambition and they will have a better car in the future.”

2013-06-05-0178Nicolas Todt, who is Jules Bianchi’s manager, is not ruling out a second consecutive season at Marussia for the French driver. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 16

Sauber denies Mercedes engine deal for 2014

Sauber has denied reports it has penned an agreement with Mercedes to replace its engine deal with Ferrari for the 2014 season and beyond.

06 - Sauber F1 Team2012-09-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Oerlikon - solar car port in Hinwil 1French sources have claimed Force India, currently supplied by Mercedes, will switch suppliers with Ferrari-powered Sauber for the radical new turbo V6 rules. It would be big news for the Swiss team, as – the works BMW years aside – Sauber has been powered by Ferrari throughout most of its almost two-decade involvement in F1. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 15

Massa staying put, Hulkenberg to Sauber

Felipe Massa has done enough to secure a new Ferrari contract for 2013.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa 022012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 001The Brazilian was at times even faster in Korea than his championship-challenging teammate Fernando Alonso, and after the race team boss Stefano Domenicali was all but confirming paddock rumours that a new deal will be announced imminently. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 09

Berger urges Ferrari to dump Massa

Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger thinks the great Italian team should drop Felipe Massa.

00731full842012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi - Felipe MassaHowever, after the Brazilian at Suzuka finally returned to the podium after a two-year absence, all the signs are that Ferrari is set to sign his 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 01

Ferrari has not re-signed Massa yet – spokesman

A Ferrari spokesman has dismissed reports Felipe Massa is now definitely staying for an eighth consecutive season in 2013.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa 052011-05-20 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 0001“Not true,” the spokesman told Spanish sports newspaper Marca, responding to the rumours. “Felipe has not signed anything yet,” he insisted. Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport thinks Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta are still candidates to switch to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 24

F1 agrees new Concorde with ‘majority’ of teams

Paddock abuzz with Concorde intrigue

Flagworld - F12011-06-09_0314“The majority” of F1’s teams have agreed a deal over a new Concorde Agreement. The news was announced by the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who remains in Europe, in time for Saturday’s final practice session in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 22

Massa tries to ignore axe rumours

Felipe Massa’s Ferrari seat is a big talking point in the Sepang paddock on Thursday.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 6772012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 300Following a dire performance in Australia for the Brazilian, the Italian press has named Sergio Perez, Adrian Sutil and even Jarno Trulli as possible candidates to immediately oust Massa. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 01

Perez admits possibility of Ferrari future

Sergio Perez has admitted the possibility he could be paired with Fernando Alonso next year at Ferrari.

2012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergio Perez - 012012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - Sergio Perez 01The famous Italian team has put Felipe Massa on notice, with Mexican Perez – currently driving for Ferrari-powered Sauber – at the head of Ferrari’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 20

Perez backer Slim not ruling out Ferrari future

Sergio Perez’s backer has admitted a move for the Mexican driver to Ferrari is not out of the question for 2013.

2012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - Sergio Perez 0000Carlos SlimAlready a part of Ferrari’s driver programme, Perez is also strongly backed by Telmex, the telcom headed by the world’s richest man, Carlos Slim. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 22

Rumour – Massa to Sauber, Kubica to Ferrari

Rumours of driver movements within the top teams are yet again gaining traction.

Recently, a Spanish television station reported that, notwithstanding the existence of new contracts, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica could be set to swap seats for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 06

Magneti Marelli offering F1 KERS for US $1m

Sauber is considering using a Magneti Marelli system next year, as is Red Bull

Magneti-MarelliMagneti Marelli is reportedly offering a KERS system to formula one teams for a price of US $1 million per season. The Sesto San Giovanni-based company is a Fiat subsidiary and electronics specialist that was involved with Ferrari’s energy-recovery technology deployed in formula one last year. Read the rest of this entry »