Tag Archive: Ferrari

Aug 18

Grosjean happy to wait in the wings for Ferrari

“I’m sure there’s a reason behind the decision [to keep Raikkonen]” Grosjean

2016-07-10-Sunday-0041 Romain Grosjean insists that he is content to spend a second year with the Haas F1 team if it keeps him in contention for a possible seat at Ferrari in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Aug 08

I was right to leave Ferrari – Alonso reiterates

As for the future, Alonso revealed that no decision has yet been made
2016-06-10_0297 Fernando Alonso reiterates he thinks he was right to leave Ferrari when he did, but adds he takes no pleasure from the Maranello team’s current difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Vettel: Ferrari pain will become its gain

“The last couple of races have been harsh and tough for us, but very, very useful” – Vettel
2016-07-08-Friday-0136 Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari’s recent struggles will pave the way for improvements on its weak areas compared to Mercedes and Red Bull but has ruled out any quick fixes.
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Aug 05

Red Bull resurgence promising for future

“Our objective was to go into the summer break ahead of Ferrari”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0012 Christian Horner says Red Bull overtaking Ferrari for second in the F1 world constructors’ championship bodes well for the remainder of 2016 having produced strong performances at a variety of circuits.
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Aug 04

Red Bull trials 2017 Pirelli rubber

After Ferrari gave the bold, wider dimension tyres a first run at Fiorano earlier in the week

Red Bull Racing has taken its turn to sample Pirelli’s prototype 2017 tyres in a test at Mugello as reserve driver Sebastien Buemi added another 82 laps to its tally. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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