Tag Archive: Ferrari

Sep 29

Nielsen on verge of making history for Ferrari, aims for GTD Title in 2016 IMSA season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (updated)

“We have our heads in the game”

Christina Nielsen Christina Nielsen is on the verge of making history by becoming the first woman to win a major full-season championship in North American professional sports car competition.

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Sep 27

BMW to enter WEC from 2018

“We want to further expand our activities in GT racing and compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship”

2016-01-14-15-26-49_0264 One of the world’s most recognisable automotive companies, BMW, has announced that it will be joining the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Marchionne’s Ferrari pressure ‘realistic’, insists Vettel

“I think we know we need to improve for the future and that’s what we target”

2016-07-08-Friday-0136 A year on from the manufacturer’s most recent win in the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne is only placing as much pressure on the team as can be expected given the ‘high level’ of competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Hamilton wary of Singapore struggles for Mercedes

“Last year was difficult and we hope it won’t be the same” – Hamilton
2016-07-08-Friday-0123 Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes is focused on learning from its mistakes at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix but feels any struggles could be used as an added weapon in the F1 world title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Williams welcomes Antonio Spagnolo to Engineering Operations

“Williams is determined to continue the positive momentum it has had since 2014” – Pat Symonds

03 - Williams Martini Racing Williams is pleased to announce a new addition to its engineering department in an effort to bolster performance for the remainder of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship campaign onwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Pirelli concluded test at Paul Ricard with Mercedes fitted with 2017 tyres

The 2017 tyre test programme will continue in two weeks time, 21-22 September at Paul Ricard with Mercedes on wet tyres

2016-09-06 - The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team began a three-day test with Pirelli (+photos) (2) The three-day Pirelli test of 2017-sized tyres concluded today at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, where Pascal Wehrlein has been driving a Mercedes, modified to simulate next year’s levels of downforce. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Pirelli two day test at Montmelo with Ferrari concludes

Tomorrow Mercedes will continue to test the 2017 tyres at Paul Ricard

2016-09-07 - Pirelli two day test at Montmelo with Ferrari concludes The two days of 2017 Pirelli tyre development tests on the Montmelò circuit have concluded, with Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel of a Ferrari mule car, modified to simulate the downforce levels of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

2017 Pirelli Tyre testing continues in Spain and France

111 laps were completed by Ferrari and 134 laps by Mercedes today with no issues

2016-09-06 - 2017 Pirelli Tyre testing continues in Spain and France Testing and development of Pirelli’s new 2017-sized tyres is continuing this week, with Ferrari and Mercedes in action at Barcelona and Paul Ricard respectively, using adapted mule cars designed to simulate 2017 levels of downforce. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

WEC: Headlines from qualifying, Audi take pole

Warmest conditions of the weekend in qualifying

No.67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK pits with open door. GTE Pro -No. 97 Aston Martin Racing Richie Stanaway fastest in first laps (1:40.134). GTE Am – No. 98 Aston Martin Racing Pedro Lamy Fastest (1:42.009. No.67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Andy Priaulx spins at T12. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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