Tag Archive: Fiat

Jun 06

Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival returns to celebrate the arrival of summer

Three-day festival offers entertainment and activities for all ages

Festival Grand Prix Crescent buttonThe largest and most attended of all Grand Prix festivals, the Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival, presented by Corona Extra, is back for its 17th edition. The three-day event is set for June 9-10-11 and is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

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Dec 15

Alfa Romeo being pitched for F1 return

The Alfa Romeo brand could be set for a move back into Formula 1

2014-07-12_0247 Sergio Marchionne reveals the Alfa Romeo brand could return to F1 on the back of a new product offensive and a full scale move into the US market. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Montezemolo ‘not pleased’ about Ferrari exit

Luca di Montezemolo has hit back at suggestions he was ousted as Ferrari president because of the Italian team’s struggles.

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 “A lack of results?” the 67-year-old, who was replaced by Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne on Monday, reportedly told Italian television Rai on Wednesday. “Remember that since 1999 we won 14 titles in 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 06

Immediate success unlikely for Vettel at Ferrari – Lauda

“For me there is only one question — did he tell Didi Mateschitz beforehand?”

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel - Niki Lauda Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari may be good for the Italian team, but not so good in the short term for the reigning world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Agnelli nephew to be new Ferrari president – report

Ferrari could be set for yet another change right at the top of the Maranello marque.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1) The departure of long-time president Luca di Montezemolo recently, with Fiat Chrysler chairman Sergio Marchionne taking over, made huge media waves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Ferrari’s business success unrelated to F1 – Montezemolo

Maranello marque’s iconic leader is stepping down

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo says there is no correlation between Ferrari’s successes as a business as opposed to success in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying – Marchionne

Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 08

An obvious dispute is playing out between Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and his potential successor, Sergio Marchionne

Marchionne says even Montezemolo ‘can be replaced’

2012-06-10_0424 At Monza, Montezemolo half-heartedly denied increasingly insistent reports that he is set to step down and become boss of the Italian airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 07

Post-race rumours rock Monza paddock

F1’s 2015 ‘silly season’ is no longer just about the drivers.

2014-06-08_0747 Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

Montezemolo plays down ‘excessive’ rumours

Rumours of Montezemolo exit gather steam at Monza

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo was coy on Saturday as he played down swirling speculation about his future. Rumours are gathering steam by the hour that Luca di Montezemolo’s regular visit to Monza on Saturday will be his last as Ferrari president. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Cars, concerts and more at Grand Prix Festival on Crescent

Three-day festival returns with more cars, activities and fun for all ages

Festival Grand Prix sur Crescent logo Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival presented by Corona Extra, one of the world’s most attended and appreciated motorsports festival celebrates its 15th anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Niki Lauda has hit back at the critics who are slamming the revolutionary new face of formula one

Lauda hits back at F1’s ‘new era’ critics

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Ron Walker, the Australian grand prix chief who is a key Bernie Ecclestone ally, is leading the charge by threatening to sue the sport and switch to Indycar racing after hearing the sound of the new turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 16

Fiat could sponsor Alonso’s cycling team – report

“Fiat could become the title sponsor”

20130705-0026Fiat, the Ferrari-linked Italian carmaker, could step up to sponsor Fernando Alonso’s new cycling foray. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Vettel eyes pole record but says Senna was best

Vettel’s Ferrari interest ‘very good’ – Agnelli

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Christian Horner - Sebastian Vettel2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (7)Sebastian Vettel is likely to break an almost twenty year old formula one record this year. In 1992, Williams’ Nigel Mansell started from the front of the grid no fewer than 14 times, and Vettel has already won 10 poles in 2011 with six races left to run.

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Jul 09

Ecclestone admits interest in buying back F1

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is interested in buying back formula one.

Ecclestone-2008-09-06The F1 chief executive currently works for the sport’s majority owner CVC, whilst retaining a small percentage of the commercial rights for himself.

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May 12

Powerful backer to join F1 buyout consortium – report

A consortium planning to bid for ownership of formula one has reportedly gained a powerful backer.

News Corp and the Fiat shareholder Exor had already confirmed they are considering making an offer to buy the multi-billion dollar commercial rights from CVC. It was rumoured that others are considering joining the consortium, such as the major F1 teams whose shareholders are preparing to meet with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in Stuttgart this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Paddock ‘nervous’ as F1 politics returns – Boullier

The buying price of EUR 8 billion could stir CVC’s interest in agreeing to sell.

After a prolonged period of relative peace and unity, the spectre of power politics is returning to the formula one paddock. It emerges that the media reports about ‘big four’ Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull and Mercedes planning a Stuttgart meeting next weekend surprised some other major teams, including Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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