Tag Archive: James Allison

Jun 11

Teams signal opposition to 18-inch wheels

Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari air their misgivings about the proposals to increase tyre size to 18 inch rims

2015-06-04_0324The proposal to move to larger 18-inch wheels has come up against opposition from leading teams since it is not considered ‘an attractive direction in terms of performance’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Four

Final day of testing in Barcelona
2015-02-27 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel_0034This is the final day of winter testing in Spain for Scuderia Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel is at the wheel of the SF15-T and he is running a similar programme to the one tackled by his team-mate yesterday.

Feb 28

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Three

Testing at the Montmelò circuit – 28 February 2015
2015-02-28 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen_0041Overall it hasn’t been a bad test since we covered a race distance today. Now we wait to go to Melbourne to see how we stand compared to the others. I wish to thank the Team for the work it has done during the winter

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Feb 27

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Two

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

 

04 - Scuderia FerrariI drove more than two Grands Prix today, but I don’t know if I won one, that depends on what the others did! Jokes apart, it’s nice that at the final test we could cover more and more mileage.

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Feb 26

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day One

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

 

04 - Scuderia FerrariWe learned something today, even with a few issues which I am sure we can fix. This wasn’t an easy day for us as we spent time chasing our tails on an annoying reliability problems which by the end of the day we managed to put to bed, but that interrupted our programmes for the day quite considerably. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Four

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

2015-02-22 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Sebastian VettelFirst of all, I’d like to wish Fernando a quick recovery. Luckily, we have already received some good news, so I hope he we’ll be back in top form at next week’s test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Three

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

2015-02-21 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel This morning I was sleeping a bit and, coming out of the pits on cold tyres, I spun. The least I could do was help the guys clean all the gravel out of the car! Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Two

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

2015-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen (1)Today was not ideal, we had some small issues which prevented us from running as much as we wanted, but still we managed to do other stuff, try things and learn. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day One

It’s not that different from Jerez

Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari - photo Getty ImagesOverall we are content with the day, happy because the work we’ve been doing in learning how the car responds to set-up changes was very satisfactory, less happy with the laps count for the day

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Feb 04

Scuderia Ferrari Jerez Test, Day Four

“Over the winter, we have made a good step forward and this car is definitely an improvement over the 2014 one” – Kimi Raikkonen

2015-02-04 - Scuderia Ferrari - Jerez - Kimi RaikkonenWhen you bring a new car to the track, you’re always excited and worried and that is mixed with a profound hope that all the hard work of so many people will be rewarded with performance. If one makes a comparison to last year, these past few days of testing have produced encouraging signs.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Scuderia Ferrari Jerez Test, Day Three

“It’s too early to talk about results, but we are going in the right direction” – Kimi Raikkonen

2015-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen (3) We had a better day in terms of reliability and with Kimi we managed a good number of tests. It was interesting to get his feedback on the handling characteristics of the SF15-T, when compared to last year’s car.

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Feb 02

Scuderia Ferrari Jerez Test, Day Two

Testing at the Jerez circuit

2015-02-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Jerez - Sebastian Vettel (3)Sebastian Vettel said “It’s too soon to give a verdict on the true level of this car, especially as we can’t make a comparison with the other teams, who can be running different programmes” Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

The Scuderia Ferrari has been reorganized

Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry will be leaving the Scuderia

03 - Scuderia FerrariWithin a few days from his arrival Maurizio Arrivabene, Managing Director of Ferrari’s Gestione Sportiva and Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari, has restructured his team with a flatter structure and clear assignment of responsibilities.

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Nov 10

Marchionne worried, Tombazis now in doubt – report

New Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has reportedly expressed concerns about the Italian team’s 2015 project

2012-06-10_0424 Recently, Italy’s specialist Autosprint claimed wind tunnel figures of the project codenamed ‘666’ showed that the 2015 car may be no better than the F14-T. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Force India turns to Toyota for wind tunnel

Force India is the latest F1 team turning to Toyota’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Cologne.

2014-06-08_0626 It emerged in Singapore recently that Caterham is developing its 2015 car in the Cologne tunnel. Previously, Ferrari relied heavily on the Toyota facilities amid its troubles with its own tunnel at Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Ferrari doubts Mercedes can be caught by 2015

“I don’t know if we can close the gap in just one year” – Allison

2014-06-05_0031 Ferrari will have an all-new car for 2015 but it still might not be enough to match Mercedes, technical boss James Allison has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Axed Marmorini hits back at Ferrari

Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s underpowered turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Marmorini out at Ferrari, Hakkinen worries about Fry

Earlier this week, the fabled Italian team denied reports that Fry is also in danger of being axed.

2014-06-05_0038 Weeks after the rumours first emerged, Ferrari has this week finally admitted that engine boss Luca Marmorini is leaving the Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

New Power Unit Management Structure

Scudera Ferrari announcement

03 - Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari announces that, as of today, Luca Marmorini, Director of the Engine and Electronics department, is leaving the company. Read the rest of this entry »

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