Tag Archive: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Sep 19

Vettel ‘the right man for Ferrari’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has named struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel as “the right man for Ferrari”.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Rumours last week that Red Bull’s Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso might sensationally swap seats for 2015 were roundly denied by all sides. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Sep 09

FIA dismisses Rosberg ‘mistake’ conspiracy

F1’s governing FIA has rubbished the latest conspiracy theory in the wake of the Italian grand prix.

2014-06-07_1201 After the Monza race, multiple authoritative media publications and F1 officials suspected Nico Rosberg – perhaps in atonement for the Spa crash – deliberately faked braking mistakes on Sunday to gift Lewis Hamilton the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Montezemolo denial not stopping future rumours

“As usual, it’s about money”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo’s half-hearted denial on Saturday has not stopped rampant speculation about the long-time Ferrari president’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

New rumours say Montezemolo stepping down

Speculation is rife that Luca di Montezemolo is on the verge of announcing his departure as Ferrari president.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Rumours Maranello’s long-time and charismatic figurehead is stepping down to head the Italian national airline Alitalia were rejected only recently. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.

IMG_5907-2 Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano Domenicali and engine chief Luca Marmorini. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Mercedes chiefs resolve to ‘cool hot heads’

Mercedes chiefs have resolved to cool the simmering feud between title-warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that when the pair – who collided during the Belgian grand prix – came face-to-face in Germany on Wednesday for a sponsor photoshoot, they barely acknowledged each other’s presence. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotus close to Mercedes engine deal – Wolff

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has admitted Lotus is close to securing F1’s field-leading V6 engine for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_1072 Enstone based Lotus has struggled with Renault power this year and it is an open paddock secret that a deal with Mercedes has essentially been struck. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Vettel buys father a Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has bought his father a Ferrari.

 

2014-06-28_0445Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, publishing a paparazzi photo of Red Bull’s reigning quadruple world champion during the transaction, said the German picked a Ferrari California and a personalised number plate. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Ferrari could learn from Williams experience – Massa

Ferrari could learn from Williams’ recovery from the doldrums of the British team’s past few seasons.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 That is the claim of Felipe Massa, Williams’ new driver who moved to Grove for 2014 after a long Ferrari career. Undoubtedly aided by the dominant Mercedes engine, Williams has been arguably the surprise team of 2014, having finished a woeful ninth in the 2013 constructors’ table to now trail only the top three teams and proving a regular front row and podium challenger. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Alonso wants $50m per year for new Ferrari deal – reports

And Autosprint said it is “not just rumours”

2014-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 02 Multiple authoritative media sources claim Fernando Alonso wants almost $50 million a year to sign a new contract with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Mercedes will try again to turn up F1 volume – Lauda

Niki Lauda has put his mind to the problem of F1’s dwindling television and spectator audiences.

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Before the sport breaks for the summer, key meetings will take place this week, including the brand new ‘popularity working group’ reportedly headed by Flavio Briatore. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ferrari F1 dream ‘just a cliche’ – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo insists he does not feel the famous lure of Maranello.

IMG_7255 Although born and raised in Australia, the impressive 25-year-old’s father is from Sicily. But when asked by the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport if driving for Ferrari is the ultimate ‘dream’, Ricciardo – who rose through the ranks of the energy drink Red Bull’s junior programme – gave a surprising answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Ferrari ‘needs’ Raikkonen for 2015 – boss

“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”

2014-06-07_1212 Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen.
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Jul 17

Todt open to improving ‘new’ F1

Jean Todt has revealed he is prepared to listen to any proposals to revise formula one’s rules.

2014-06-14-1001 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been arguably the harshest critic of the sport’s ‘new’ era, but FIA president Todt insists F1 was right to bring in the greener, quieter V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Vettel not sure Red Bull can catch Mercedes for 2015

World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.

IMG_3788 Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big. Read the rest of this entry »

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