Tag Archive: Ferrari

Jul 26

Pirelli concludes tests on Raikkonen’s tyre from British Grand Prix

No issues connected with the tyre itself nor with its use

PirelliThe results of the analysis on Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen’s front-left soft compound tyre, which experienced an issue at the end of the recent British Grand Prix, reveal specific damage in two places at the edge of the belt close to the internal shoulder area. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 25

Spurning Ferrari juniors a ‘defeat for the system’ – Minardi

“If it is otherwise it would be a defeat for the whole Ferrari system that is directed at young drivers and Italian motor sport”

2017-06-07_0188Former F1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi says Ferrari must make more of an effort to promote its junior drivers following Haas’ assertion that it plans to retain both of its current drivers for the 2018 F1 season.
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Jul 22

Ferrari Challenge Europe: Di Amato, Rocca and Hassid win Race-1 at Paul Ricard

Coppa Shell & Trofeo Pirelli

HassidDaniele Di Amato, Tommaso Rocca and Henry Hassid won on the first day of the Ferrari Challenge Europe at Le Castellet in France, with some spectacular races in the new 488 Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 18

Hamilton not talking about Ferrari – Wolff

“I don’t know who talked about Ferrari, at least nobody in the team and not himself. “

Hamilton not talking about Ferrari – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has dismissed talk linking Lewis Hamilton with a potential move to Ferrari when his current contract runs out at the end of the 2018 F1 season.
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Jul 16

Hamilton dominates British GP as late drama strikes Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton eased to his fifth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday at Silverstone

2017-06-11_1674With one of the most comfortable displays of his Formula 1 career, leading home Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 14

Vettel gives Shield public debut in Silverstone FP1

Sebastian Vettel gave F1’s latest cockpit safety solution its public debut during opening practice at Silverstone on Friday

Vettel gives Shield public debut in Silverstone FP1Sebastian Vettel gave Formula 1’s latest cockpit safety solution its public debut on Friday as the ‘Shield’ broke cover during opening practice for the British Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

Bottas ‘getting better each race’, says he is an title contender

Bottas now 25 points shy of leader Vettel

2017-06-11_1572Valtteri Bottas says there is no doubt in his mind that he considers himself to be well in the hunt for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship title following his second win of the season in the Austrian Grand Prix, warning his rivals he is ‘getting better’ with each race.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Bottas beats Vettel to Austria F1 victory, Hamilton P4

Bottas was able to manage his tyres and his pace well to keep Vettel back

Bottas beats Vettel to Austria F1 victory, Hamilton P4Valtteri Bottas clinched his second Formula 1 victory in style on Sunday at the Austrian Grand Prix by leading all but one lap on his way to beating championship leader Sebastian Vettel.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 07

Ferrari leads Intercontinental GT Challenge on the eve of the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Ferrari will travel to Belgium as the championship leader

No fewer than 64 cars will be eligible to score points for the second round of the 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

Mercedes warns it is hitting ‘sweet spot’ more regularly now

Wolff is confident Mercedes will be the team to beat

2017-06-10_2324Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has sent an warning signal to rivals Ferrari by declaring the team is beginning to hit the ‘sweet spot’ more regularly as it continues to understand the tyres.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

Vettel escapes serious punishment for Hamilton clash – FULL VERDICT

Vettel was present at the meeting along with his Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene

2017-06-11_0680Sebastian Vettel will not face any further punishment for his part in the controversial coming together with Lewis Hamilton under safety car conditions during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

Hamilton keen to win F1 championship ‘the right way’

“I’d like to think I remained respectful and I will continue to do so.”

2017-06-11_4579Lewis Hamilton says he wants to win the 2017 Formula 1 world drivers’ championship “the right way” and remain respectful on-track after his controversial clash with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Baku on Sunday.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

Vettel had ‘a tourettes moment’ hitting Hamilton – Horner

“He’s obviously had, momentarily, a tourettes moment. “

20170324-063Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner says that Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a “tourettes moment” during Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix when he swiped Lewis Hamilton while running behind the safety car.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 18

Le Mans 24 Hours: A 19th victory for Porsche at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (updated)

2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-15-0176After a race full of surprises and upsets, the #2 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Bernhard, Bamber and Hartley clinches its 19th victory at the Circuit des 24 Heures. A historic win! The second and third places go to two LMP2s Orecas fielded by Jackie Chan DC Racing (#38) and Vaillante Rebellion (#13).

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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota secure front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing today gave the firmest of signals to its competitors of its desire to conquer the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2017-06-04-0305The Japanese team, and two of its Japanese drivers, secured the front row of the grid for this weekend’s third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship race, and smashed the qualifying lap record to bits in the process.

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Jun 15

Ferrari keeps ‘head down’ despite return of regular F1 wins

“We did not have any great celebration after Bahrain; we did not have any great celebration after Australia” – Arrivabene

2017-06-11_1248Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says the Italian manufacturer didn’t chose revel in its first Monaco victory since 2001 in order to focus on its unrelenting pursuit for world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Will Stevens Le Mans 24 Hours preview

Stevens aiming for second consecutive Le Mans podium 

Will Stevens Le Mans 24 Hours previewThree racing firsts for Will: A Ferrari, in GTE-Am & for JMW Motorsport. Will Stevens contests the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend (17-18 Jun) aiming to score a podium finish for the second consecutive year. The 25-year-old ex-Formula One driver competes with British team, JMW Motorsport, alongside Le Mans “rookies” Rob Smith (GB) and Dries Vanthoor (B) in a brand new Ferrari 488 GTE competing for GTE Am class honours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Mercedes reiterates equal driver philosophy

“We have two excellent drivers and we will hold true to our philosophy of letting them race each other”

Mercedes reiterates equal driver philosophyMercedes boss Toto Wolff has repeated his team’s policy of allowing both its drivers to race equally against one another, which comes off the back of Lewis Hamilton accusing Ferrari of favouring Sebastian Vettel over team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “I’m simply enjoying the fact that it’s going well”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-05-28 - Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Monaco GP 2017. Lewis HamiltonWhile the Silver Arrows continue their battle against Ferrari in Canada, Lucas Auer will be rising to the challenge of the ADAC GT Masters in what constitutes a home race for the current DTM championship leader at Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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