Tag Archive: Giancarlo Fisichella

Sep 15

Giancarlo Fisichella supports the launch of Shell V-Power in Japan at the Ferrari Racing Days

At the famous Fuji Speedway

Ferrari Racing Days - Japan
On Sunday 14 September Showa Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari Test Driver Giancarlo Fisichella to the exclusive Ferrari Racing Days in Fuji, home to the final of the Shell Exciting Championship and Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific championship.

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Jul 24

Ferrari Roars to Pole Position at Indianapolis

  Giancarlo Fisichella secures pole position in GT-LeMans in Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia

Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 ItaliaAnother milestone in Ferrari’s racing history in North America was created today when Giancarlo Fisichella scored the first pole position for the Prancing Horse at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during qualifying for tomorrow’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi claims its 13th victory after a nail-biting race! (updated)

The 82nd edition kept all its promises 

2014-06-15-1791For Audi and the trio Marcel Fässler-André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer, victory didn’t come into view until late Sunday morning, against Toyota and Porsche.

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Oct 12

Giancarlo Fisichella enjoys memorable Superstars debut in front of 33.000 fans

The Rome-based racer provided a massive crowd with some true excitement at Vallelunga

Superstars - Giancarlo FisichellaSuperstars logoLast weekend’s Superstars round at Vallelunga has been a spectacular one for the series and provided a record-high 33.000 fans with plenty of excitement. Cars from seven different manufacturers lined-up on-track and a new racing star, Giancarlo Fisichella, made his championship debut at the venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Superstars International Series: Giancarlo Fisichella (Maserati Quattroporte) ready to challenge Tonio Liuzzi (Mercedes C63 AMG)

The italian ace is ready to excite his home fans at Vallelunga in an highly-anticipated Superstars debut 

Superstars - Fisichella LiuzziSuperstars logoThe countdown for the upcoming Superstars round at Vallelunga is about to be over as there are just three days to go before the action starts. While Teams and Drivers prepare to be back on-track, the series is ready welcome a brand-new star: Giancarlo Fisichella.

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Sep 26

Thomas Biagi looks forward to build momentum in final stint of 2012

Italian-based racer ready to battle for the podium at Vallelunga

Superstars - Thomas BiagiSuperstars logoWhile the challenge of the year in Vallelunga will involve Giancarlo Fisichella (who will be making his SUPERSTARS debut aboard a Swiss Team-prepared Maserati Quattroporte) and Championship leader Vitantonio Liuzzi, fielded by CAAL Racing on a Mercedes C63 AMG, another great contender for the 2012 title will join them in a sensational showdown. Running just 22 points off Liuzzi’s series lead, Thomas Biagi is set to try and go for the lead back in Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

A new star to line up at his home track alongside the championship’s frontrunners, including Liuzzi, Morbidelli, Biagi

Giancarlo Fisichella set for Superstars debut on the 7th of october at Vallelunga, aboard a Maserati Quattroporte

Superstars -Fisichella - LiuzziSuperstars logoA new challenge is set for some great former Formula One Champions. The upcoming Round 7 of the 2012 Superstars International Series at Vallelunga will welcome Giancarlo Fisichella, a veteran of 231 starts in the top open-wheel competition and currently lined-up as Ferrari factory driver in GT racing. He will be driving a Maserati Quattroporte fielded by Maserati Corse’s Swiss Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Alonso ‘a step ahead’ of all rivals – Fisichella

“He knows when to attack and when to look after the tyres.  He is always on the limit of what he can and should be.”

2012-06-09_13572009-09-13 - Italie - Ferrari - Giancarlo Fisichella 07Giancarlo Fisichella has joined a growing list of F1 personalities, competitors and pundits declaring championship leader Fernando Alonso the class of the 2012 field. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Ferrari Auction: Over 1.8 million Euro raised

For families of earthquake victims

2004_09_08_Italia_6609Ferrari logoFerrari’s clients and enthusiasts across the world have once again demonstrated their extraordinary generosity. Over the last two weeks, the online auction organised by www.ferrari.com raised over 1.8 million euro.

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Jun 19

Williams KERS won Le Mans with Audi

Ferrari was a Le Mans winner at the weekend, but so too was Williams.

24 Heures du MansWilliams Hybrid Power logoIn the top GT category of the fabled 24 hour race, former grand prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella was one of the drivers of the winning Ferrari 458 Italia. But British F1 team Williams has also pointed out that it was a part of Audi’s overall victory in the top prototype class, LMP1.

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Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 18

Ferrari wins top GT class at Le Mans

Luca di Montezemolo has hailed Ferrari’s victory at Le Mans.

24 Heures du Mans2012-06-16_0031The premier prototype class was dominated by the German marque Audi, but on the top of the podium for the leading GT category – GTE-PRO – was a Ferrari 458 Italia.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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Mar 15

No official reserve for Ferrari in 2012

Ferrari will not appoint an official reserve driver in 2012, the famous Italian team has confirmed.

2012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 082012-02-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 15The Maranello based team’s former reserve, Jules Bianchi, has stepped up to the Friday role at Force India. Also on Ferrari’s books are Davide Rigon, Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gene. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Salo intrigued ahead of secret Ferrari test

Mika Salo and the Finnish press are intrigued as the former F1 driver prepares to test a modern Ferrari later this month.

Mika Salo03 - Scuderia FerrariNewspapers Ilta and Turun Sanomat, and the broadcaster MTV3, report that the 45-year-old former Toyota driver has been drafted in to test a Ferrari at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Chandhok eyes sportscar switch as F1 doors close

Karun Chandhok is exploring options in the new World Endurance Championship as a means of keeping himself race ready in 2012

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Karun Chandhok 012011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 03One-time Team Lotus race driver Karun Chandhok has admitted that he will have to look elsewhere to keep his hand in this season as doors continue to close on his options in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Hakkinen predicts ‘very difficult’ return for Raikkonen

“The return will be very difficult for Kimi.  He will have almost no time to test the new car — five or six days, that’s it.”

Hakkinen24702011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (4)Formerly his strongest supporter, Mika Hakkinen is now questioning how quickly his compatriot Kimi Raikkonen can get back up to speed in formula one. When he retired a decade ago, Hakkinen recommended rookie Raikkonen to then McLaren team boss Ron Dennis by saying: “If you want to win, get the Finn.”

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Oct 02

A Petit Le Mans for the Ages (+result)

 Peugeot and Audi clash plus maddening championship possibilities

Peugeot 908 numéro 8Petit-LeMansPeugeot Sport Total claimed victory at the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the final round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

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Jul 05

Force India, Intentio Partners & Dexter Brown present the Art Car

It is often said that a Formula One car is a work of art in itself.

2011-07-05 - Force India F1 Team - Art Car 12011-07-05 - Force India F1 Team - Art Car 2But in the case of Force India’s Art Car, those words have never been more true. The Silverstone-based squad has teamed up with renowned motorsport artist, Dexter Brown, to use one of its cars as the canvas for his latest creation. The end result is the first Formula One Art Car painted by hand, which will be auctioned off to raise funds for charity later this year.

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Jun 01

Rosberg set to sign 2016 Mercedes extension – report



Nico Rosberg could be the next top formula one driver under long-term contract.

2011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 082011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 04Hot on the heels of Sebastian Vettel’s new 2014 deal, and Fernando Alonso’s tying to Ferrari through 2016, it is reported that German Rosberg could be set to sign on for five more years with Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Kovalainen not working with Schumacher guru Singh

Heikki Kovalainen has decided against teaming up with Michael Schumacher’s former fitness guru.

2011-04-16 - Team Lotus - China - Heikki Kovalainen 022011-04-16 - Team Lotus - China - Heikki Kovalainen 05The Finn has been looking for a new trainer after splitting with regular physio Petri Lehikoinen. Reports in March said Schumacher, who worked with the Indian at Ferrari for years, recommended Balbir Singh. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Kovalainen eyes Schumacher guru Balbir Singh

Heikki Kovalainen is considering teaming up with Michael Schumacher’s former fitness guru.

2011-02-19 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - Heikki Kovalainen 032011-02-19 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - Heikki Kovalainen 01Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that the Lotus driver has split with his physiotherapist Petri Lehikoinen. The report said Schumacher proposed that Kovalainen start working with Indian Balbir Singh instead, whose last job in F1 was alongside Giancarlo Fisichella at Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Liuzzi looks ahead with new F1 seat, manager

“In any case, there is no reason to think about it anymore, and anyway we know that F1 is like that”

2011-02-18 - HRT F1 Team - José Ramón Carabante - Vitantonio Liuzzi2011-02-08 - HRT F1 Team- HRT F111 03Vitantonio Liuzzi is looking to the future this week rather than back at a stop-start formula one career so far. After being ousted by Force India despite having a 2011 contract, the 29-year-old Italian will complete the grid this season after signing a new deal with HRT just over a fortnight before the season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Kubica feared he was paralysed in crash – manager

Lotus-Renault team owner Gerard Lopez also visited Kubica on Wednesday.

2011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 0009 - Robert Kubica2010-09-26 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 04Robert Kubica feared his horror rally crash had left him paralysed, the Polish driver’s manager has revealed. After arriving at the Italian hospital in a critical condition last Sunday and having seven hours of surgery, the 26-year-old Renault driver was put in a coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Fisichella involved in traffic crash in Italy

Giancarlo Fisichella has this week been involved in a minor traffic crash.

2009 - Force India - Giancarlo Fisichella - Belgian GP2009-04-19 - Force India - Giancarlo Fisichella 01The 3-time grand prix winner and now a Ferrari test driver rear-ended a small car driven by a 52-year-old woman in Campagnano, north of Rome, according to Italian media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Ferrari confirms Badoer leaving as test driver

Ferrari has confirmed that 2010 was Luca Badoer’s last year as test driver.

Luca BadoerLuca Badoer 2The almost 40-year-old Italian has been in the role since the late 90s, reportedly accumulating more than 130,000 kilometres at Fiorano in Ferrari’s F1 cars during that period. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Test driver Badoer leaving Ferrari – report

Luca Badoer is leaving Ferrari after a long tenure as test driver.

Luca BadoerLuca Badoer 2The almost 40-year-old Italian has been in the role since the late 90s, and according to Autosprint magazine he accumulated more than 130,000 kilometres at Fiorano in Ferrari’s F1 cars during that period. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Bianchi to take over from Fisichella as Ferrari reserve

Italian publication Autosprint believes he will.

Ferrari - Jules Bianchi 12009-09-13 - Italie - Ferrari - Giancarlo Fisichella 02Jules Bianchi is set to take over the role at Ferrari currently occupied by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian team announced on Thursday that Frenchman Bianchi, a frontrunner in the GP2 series this year, will be a Ferrari “test driver” in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Cosworth is celebrating a memorable pole position with AT&T Williams

Following Nico Hülkenberg’s impressive pole-position in Brazil

2010-11-06 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 05

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilThis result marks the first pole position performance for the 2.4 litre V8 Cosworth CA2010 engine since Cosworth’s return to Formula One this season after a three year absence as an engine supplier. Hülkenberg’s pole position was supported by a strong run to sixth position by team mate Rubens Barrichello. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Nabil Jeffri becomes youngest ever F1™ test driver with Lotus Racing (updated)

 Malaysian teen becomes youngest F1 tester

2010-07-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - 01The Imperial War Museum runway at Duxford played host to the youngest ever test driver in Formula One™ history today, with 16 year old Nabil Jeffri seeing his F1™ dream come true as he conducted a day of aero testing for Lotus Racing on the museum’s Cambridgeshire runway. Read the rest of this entry »

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