Tag Archive: James Allison

Oct 23

One down, one to go…!

F1: #4TheTeam

2017-10-22_1316So, how does it feel like to be world champions? Well, it never gets old, that’s for certain! No matter whether it’s your first title, or a repeat experience, every single time brings with it a unique cocktail of emotions. A mixture of delight, pride and humility – savouring an objective achieved, yet already looking ahead to the next challenge to be tackled.

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

James Allison to join Mercedes as Technical Director

F1: Technical Organisation Announcement

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Respected Formula One engineer James Allison to join the world champions in the newly created role of Technical Director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

Final pieces of F1 2017 jigsaw set to fall into place

Sources suggest a contract has been signed
2016-06-12_0574 The significant final pieces of the Formula 1 2017 jigsaw are expected to be confirmed imminently with all signs pointing towards a move to Mercedes for Valtteri Bottas following a reported pre-Christmas seat fitting.
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Dec 20

Marchionne in no rush to decide Vettel, Raikkonen futures

Raikkonen and Vettel will enter into their third year racing alongside one another at Ferrari
Marchionne in no rush to decide Vettel, Raikkonen futuresSergio Marchionne says he has no assurances that either Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen will continue with Ferrari beyond the 2017 Formula 1 season, saying it is up to the team to give them a strong car first.
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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 »
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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 »

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Jan 13

Today marks the birthday of two men whose names will be forever intertwined with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its lasting legacy

Indianapolis Motor Speedway legends Fisher, Harroun share birthday

Carl FisherBorn Jan. 12, 1874 in Greensburg, Ind., Carl Fisher was 35 years old when he joined with James Allison, Arthur Newby and Frank Wheeler in 1909 to build the speedway as a way for Indianapolis’ burgeoning automobile industry to test its products and occasionally conduct manufacturer competitions in races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

Allison: When you’ve got good pace…

“I am completely delighted, of course, with the victory”

Allison: When you’ve got good pace...Ferrari technical director James Allison reflects on Sebastian Vettel’s unexpected Hungarian Grand Prix win and what it means for the Scuderia going forward. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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.
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »
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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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