Tag Archive: Ferrari

Jul 29

Bottas relaxed despite Williams future uncertainty

“It’s been no problem, no distraction.”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas says he is ‘not worried’ about his F1 future despite admitting he is heading into the summer break with no firm indication that he will remain with Williams for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

James Allison splits from Ferrari as technical director

Mattia Binotto will take on the role of Chief Technical Officer at Scuderia Ferrari

2015-02-26 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - James Allison Ferrari N.V. (“Ferrari”) (NYSE/MTA: RACE) announces that after three years of working together, Scuderia Ferrari and James Allison jointly decided to part ways. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

WEC: Porsche repeats last year’s victory at the Nürburgring

6 Hours of Nurburgring

2016-07-24-Sunday-0151The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU) repeated their last year’s win at the six-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE).

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Jul 24

Kobe Bryant at Ferrari

The great NBA champion visits Maranello

Kobe Bryant at Ferrari (3) Kobe Bryant, the great star of Los Angeles Lakers, made a whirlwind visit to Maranello, where he tested the F12tdf on the track and the GTC4Lusso on the road.

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Jul 22

Hamilton top as Mercedes dominates Hungary FP1

Mercedes wasted no time in establishing their advantage once the surface was dry
Lewis Hamilton has topped first free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix as Mercedes exerted a sizeable early margin over Ferrari and Red Bull Racing at the Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rosberg welcomes Red Bull battle

“It was great to have a battle with Max [at Silverstone] and for sure we need to keep an eye on them”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0152 Despite having had his hands full dealing with Max Verstappen at last weekend’s British Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg says that an improving Red Bull team can only be good for his own Mercedes outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Vettel: Silverstone a blip for Ferrari, not others catching

Vettel doesn’t believe Red Bull has leapfrogged the Italian manufacturer in the pecking order
2016-07-10-Sunday-0029 Sebastian Vettel says while Ferrari remain ahead of Red Bull in the F1 world constructors’ championship he won’t be concerned by the threat from his former team and feels his squad suffered a poor British Grand Prix rather than his rivals catching up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Red Bull runs halo protector

The device has split opinion in the F1 paddock
Pierre Gasly has trialled the halo cockpit protector on the Red Bull at the in-season Silverstone test, marking the first time the new protection device has been run by a team other than Ferrari.
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Jul 07

Ray-Ban signs a sponsorship agreement with Ferrari

This new agreement strengthens the ties between Ferrari and Luxottica

02 - Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari N.V. (NYSE/MTA: RACE) announces that Ferrari and Luxottica Group have signed a sponsorship agreement based on which the Ray-Ban brand will appear on the SF-16H Formula One cars, starting from the next Formula One race, the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

2015 FIA F3 Rookie Champion Charles Leclerc to make F1 practice debut with Haas F1 Team

“Charles Leclerc is highly regarded by Ferrari and his record speaks for itself” – Günther Steiner

Last year’s FIA Formula 3 European Rookie Champion Charles Leclerc will drive the Haas F1 car on Friday, July 8th during the first practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Analysis of the tyre issue that affected Sebastian Vettel at the recent Austrian Grand Prix has been concluded and the results shared with Ferrari

Analysis of Vettel’s tyre in Austria is concluded

2016-06-12_1478 The few remaining parts of the tyre in question, together with an in-depth comparison to other tyres used in the race, reveal no signs of fatigue or structural failure in the right-rear tyre itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Pirelli announces test calendar with new wider Formula 1 tyres for 2017

A modified Ferrari SF15-T will undertake the first track tests of Pirelli’s 2017-specification Formula 1 tyres

2016-07-06 - Pirelli announces test calendar with new wider Formula 1 tyres for 2017 There will be two days of testing from 1-2 August at Fiorano, which will be artificially dampened in order to carry out tests with Cinturato intermediate and full wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Rosberg handed grid penalty after FP3 crash

Mercedes has confirmed Nico Rosberg will take a new gearbox ahead of qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, landing him a five-place grid penalty

The German crashed heavily during FP3 after suffering left rear suspension failure on the Mercedes W07, but while investigations into what caused the issue is ongoing, the team has confirmed a new gearbox will be required. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Rosberg on top as Verstappen clatters kerbs

Drivers experimented with the track limits and the new yellow sausage kerbs
2016-06-10_2991-14-32-41 Nico Rosberg has stamped his authority at the top of the times on the opening free practice session at the Red Bull Ring by diving under the lap record while drivers tested the limits on the new sausage kerbs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Rosberg sees Williams as biggest rivals in Austria

“It’ll be tough against the Williams cars in particular, as they’ve pushed us hard there before” – Rosberg
2016-06-12_1152 Nico Rosberg feels Williams will pose a greater threat than Ferrari or Red Bull to Mercedes at the Austrian Grand Prix as he hunts a hat-trick of victories at Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ecclestone plotting fairer F1 money distribution

“I told Toto not to think about banking any money yet” – Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he could shake up the way money is distributed across the sport by scrapping the bonus payments handed out to Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren.
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Jun 21

Raikkonen: Gap to Mercedes is swinging

Raikkonen still feels Ferrari has a chunk of performance to make up to catch Mercedes
2016-06-10_2991-14-04-24-0003 Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari’s performance deficit to Mercedes changes at each circuit and differing conditions but concedes his team must continue to improve to catch its rivals.
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Jun 15

Vettel wouldn’t object to a Ricciardo Ferrari swoop

Vettel says he wouldn’t raise objection should Ferrari target his former team-mate Ricciardo
2016-06-11_48378 Sebastian Vettel says he wouldn’t veto any potential move by Ferrari to make a swoop for Daniel Ricciardo, even if the four-time world champion reiterates he would prefer Kimi Raikkonen to remain.

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Jun 14

‘Necessary’ upgrades coming as Mercedes feel pressure

This week’s European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan is the first to be held on the streets of Baku
2016-06-10_2991-14-16-16 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is set to bring an aero upgrade for its car in time for the British Grand Prix as it begins to feel increasing pressure from improving rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Hamilton surprised by gap over Rosberg

“It was surprising to see the gap between Nico and myself but for sure a very positive feeling” – Hamilton
2016-06-10_2991-14-16-16 Lewis Hamilton says he didn’t expect to have such a large time advantage over his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg at the end of Friday practice in Canada, while highlighting the threat from Ferrari.

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