Tag Archive: La Repubblica

Nov 04

Mercedes close to agreeing engine ‘unfreeze’

Talks over a touted engine ‘unfreeze’ for the 2015 season appear to have taken a dramatic turn.

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (3)On Monday, media reports in Italy suggested Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault may have pulled off a political masterstroke over the US GP weekend by convincing F1’s dominant force Mercedes to agree to the relaxing of the engine homologation rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Mercedes insists unfreeze push “ridiculous”

“We would not allow that”

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2) Mercedes appears less inclined than ever to give in to its rivals’ demands for an engine ‘unfreeze’ ahead of the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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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 »

Jun 18

Hospital admits Schumacher outcome uncertain

The hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, has admitted F1 legend Michael Schumacher could be there for the “long haul”.

2012-06-10_1346 News that the great German had left Grenoble, where he has been in intensive care since his skiing fall in late December, and is no longer in a coma, was met with elation the world over. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Ferrari looking beyond 2014 title ‘miracle’ – Montezemolo

Ferrari is turning its attention towards 2015, president Luca di Montezemolo has hinted.

IMG_0620 Having faltered at the very start of the new era of turbo V6 engines, the fabled Italian team is now a distant third in the championship, between dominant Mercedes and chasing champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari – rumours

Ferrari is a hotbed of rumours at the scene of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) The first rumour was that Ross Brawn, the team’s ultra-successful technical director during the Michael Schumacher years, could be on the way back to Maranello full-time following a recent visit during his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mattiacci to head Ferrari for ‘long time’

“He will already start to make a difference at the Chinese grand prix”

2014-03-04_0000 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Frentzen has fix for ‘processional’ F1

“I would give them ten more litres in the tank, and I’d drill a hole in the exhaust”

Heinz-Harald Frentzen A bit more fuel and a drill — that is how former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen would spice up the 2014 spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Alonso happy to be beating Raikkonen

“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 03 A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Felipe Massa has admitted he has been “impressed” with his switch to Mercedes power for 2014

Massa ‘impressed’ with Mercedes power

2014-03-02_0012 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa It is the first time in his F1 career the diminutive Briton has not been powered by a Ferrari engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Improving on second place ‘difficult’ for Ferrari – Todt

Luca di Montezemolo this week admitted he is “sick of coming second”

2013-06-07_1114 Overcoming Red Bull for title spoils next year will be “difficult” for Ferrari, FIA president Jean Todt has warned. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

‘Fear’ doesn’t explain Massa’s decline – Kubica

“It’s a complex subject.”

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image Robert Kubica, whose F1 career was ended by serious injuries almost three years ago, does not think “fear” led to the decline of outgoing Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Two candidates in frame for Raikkonen’s seat

“I don’t know anything” – Valsecchi

2013-06-09_0263Two candidates have emerged as possible replacements for the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the remaining two grands prix of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

The international press is running out of superlatives to describe Sebastian Vettel’s meteoric rise to F1 greatness

Vettel ‘in another category’ – press

Sebastian Vettel Abu Dhabi victoire

With memories of podium booing still fresh, the jury had been out on the 26-year-old’s recent successes in Adrian Newey-inked Red Bulls. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Button not denying new three-year deal imminent

“I don’t like to predict the future, and Ferrari is legendary, but so too is McLaren.”

2013-06-06_0098Jenson Button has not denied suggestions he is on the cusp of signing a new three-year deal to stay at McLaren beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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