Tag Archive: La Stampa

Nov 23

Reports link Brawn, Costa, Bottas with Ferrari

The latest names linked with Ferrari are Ross Brawn and Valtteri Bottas.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1)On Saturday, reports emerged that amid its thorough 2014 shakeup, the beleaguered great Ferrari could now be set to oust its new boss Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Alonso staying at Ferrari ‘for the moment’ – boss

As was uttered by a paddock dweller in Singapore this weekend, “There’s no smoke without fire”.

2014-06-08_0719 He was referring to the ‘Fernando Alonso situation’, as the Spaniard’s future continues to be the subject of high speculation in formula one circles. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Vettel ‘not the best driver’ – Alonso

“In my opinion,” he is quoted by Italy’s La Stampa, “Lewis Hamilton is the best driver.

2014-07-05 - 99011 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Fernando Alonso does not believe reigning quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel is the best driver in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

New era ‘completely overshadows’ drivers – Alesi

A week before F1’s brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.

Jean Alesi Lotus At the Geneva motor show, former F1 driver Jean Alesi admitted he is no fan of the ‘greener’ era of energy-recovery boosted cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Ferrari to decide on 2015 Le Mans prototype

Ferrari will decide soon whether it will push ahead with a Le Mans project.

2013-06-07_1060A month ago, boss Stefano Domenicali did not deny speculation the Maranello based team might design a prototype for the fabled sports car scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Ferrari admits ‘struggling’ with wind tunnel problems

Wind tunnels are still causing headaches for Ferrari.

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Felipe MassaThe fabled team moved its entire aerodynamic testing programme to the Toyota facility in Cologne, after concluding that its own wind tunnel at Maranello needed to be rebuilt because it was not producing reliable data. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Domenicali backs Alonso, Ferrari car getting ‘worse’

“We saw this weekend that the pace is not good enough”

2013-06-07_0970Stefano Domenicali has refused to rebuke Fernando Alonso for questioning the lagging development of Ferrari’s 2013 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Ferrari could adapt 2014 F1 engine for Le Mans

“At the moment I cannot say more” – Domenicali

2013-06-08_0124Stefano Domenicali is not denying speculation Ferrari might enter prototype sports car racing, including fabled Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

FIA asks Pirelli for secret test ‘dossier’

“We have acted properly, and now an independent tribunal will decide” – Lauda

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA has asked Pirelli to compile a thorough “dossier” ahead of an international tribunal hearing regarding the secret Mercedes test, according to Kleine Zeitung newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Trulli happy to be out of tyre-dominated F1

Jarno Trulli insists he has no regrets in the wake of his formula one career.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 03Two years after his 256-grand prix career ended, the 38-year-old Italian will take in the Monaco grand prix on Sunday — the scene of his one and only race win in 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Pirelli to change tyres if ‘unanimously’ asked

Pressure is mounting on F1 supplier Pirelli to change its tyres.

Pirelli - photo © DPPI - Florent Gooden It is being whispered ever louder in the Sepang paddock that Red Bull, Mercedes and perhaps other teams are pushing hard for the Italian supplier to amend the heavily-degrading tyres supplied so far in 2013 in Australia and Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Force India in talks for Ferrari power – report

Force India is in negotiations to revert to Ferrari engine power, according to Italy’s La Stampa newspaper.

2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Paul di Resta 022012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 03The talks between the Silverstone based team and Ferrari are “under way”, the correspondent Cristiano Chiavegato claims. Force India is currently powered by Mercedes’ V8 engine, but Vijay Mallya’s team began its formula one career with customer power supplied by fabled Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Montezemolo, Ecclestone ‘will be friends again’ – Briatore

Bernie Ecclestone has kept a war of words with Luca di Montezemolo running.

Luca di MontezemoloFlavio Briatore - Bernie EcclestoneEarlier, after the F1 chief executive slammed Ferrari’s pursuit of the yellow flag saga as “a joke”, Montezemolo suggested Ecclestone’s “old age is … incompatible with certain roles and responsibilities”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Alonso could win EUR 10m Ferrari title bonus – report

Alonso is not giving up

2012-11-18_00342012-11-18_0008Fernando Alonso stands to win a whopping EUR 10 million bonus if on Sunday he can win Ferrari’s first drivers’ world championship since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Rosberg says one F1 driver smokes cigarettes

According to Nico Rosberg, a current formula one driver smokes cigarettes.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 052012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg 03The conversation of smoking come up when Rosberg was recalling the last time F1 visited Texas. The Mercedes driver’s father, the inimitable ‘Flying Finn’ Keke Rosberg, won that 1984 race in Dallas. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

F1 briefs: Kubica, McLaren-Mercedes and Austin

The latest…

Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 Austin - Texas shorelineRobert Kubica will continue his push for racing fitness by stepping up to the wheel of a full world rally-spec Citroen C4 for two forthcoming minor rallies (Rally di Coma and Rallye du Var).  “I can’t wait to drive a car that is as quick and has been as successful as the C4 WRC,” said the former BMW and Renault driver, who was seriously injured in a rally crash in February 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Even Italy and Spain impressed with Vettel’s drive

Sebastian Vettel managed even to impress the Ferrari-loving Italian press with his historic race through the field in Abu Dhabi.

2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 2990032012-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 299021“The German is unmatched,” said Corriere dello Sport. “He showed all his talent that had been hidden behind his superior Red Bull,” the newspaper added, referring to Vettel’s climb from dead last in the pitlane to third at the flag. “He is a driver on a par with Alonso and perhaps even beyond.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Ferrari focused on improving DRS for qualifying

“Starting higher up means we can put pressure on the Red Bulls.  So far Sebastian has been driving away too easily.”

2012-06-09_131403 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari is focused on improving the rear wing of its 2012 car, as Fernando Alonso pushes to rescue his dwindling championship challenge to Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the Italian team has acknowledged that while Red Bull is not far away in race pace, the F2012 is struggling primarily in qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Alonso says Ferrari row reports ‘not true’

“We have small improvements coming to Abu Dhabi, and more in America”

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 052012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 06Fernando Alonso has dismissed as “not true” reports in the Italian press of a post-qualifying row with Ferrari team members in India last weekend. La Stampa newspaper claimed the Spaniard took exception to media comments by Ferrari’s British technical director Pat Fry, and threatened to publish a ‘tweet’ about a lack of aerodynamic progress during his fading 2012 title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Alonso furious at Ferrari in India – report

Fernando Alonso almost lost his temper ahead of last Sunday’s Indian grand prix, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reports.

2012-06-09_13552012-06-08_0376The newspaper said the Spaniard was furious after the Maranello based team’s technical boss Pat Fry blamed the drivers for a sub-standard qualifying performance. “The result reflects our current potential,” said Fry after Alonso qualified fifth in India. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Ferrari only need two-tenths boost – Domenicali

Two tenths of a second could ensure Fernando Alonso is able to win the 2012 world championship.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicali2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Fernando Alonso 04“We need to find at least two tenths,” Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Although Alonso’s fastest race lap in Korea last time out was four tenths off the fastest Red Bull, Felipe Massa was just two tenths adrift the ultimate pace in the sister F2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Berger urges Ferrari to dump Massa

Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger thinks the great Italian team should drop Felipe Massa.

00731full842012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi - Felipe MassaHowever, after the Brazilian at Suzuka finally returned to the podium after a two-year absence, all the signs are that Ferrari is set to sign his 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Vettel backs Massa amid di Resta-to-Ferrari rumours

Sebastian Vettel has responded to the latest rumours about Ferrari by backing under-fire Felipe Massa.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (2)2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa 03Italian newspaper La Stampa’s F1 correspondent Stefano Mancini claims the great Maranello based team is poised to dump Brazilian Massa in order to sign Force India’s Scottish driver Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Di Resta now favourite for Ferrari seat – report

But Brazilian Massa also appears well and truly in the frame

2012-06-09_01212012-06-10_0813Paul di Resta is now on pole position to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari next year, Italian La Stampa newspaper correspondent Stefano Mancini claims. Previously, it was believed the Scot’s current Force India teammate Nico Hulkenberg was the most likely candidate, having reportedly even signed some sort of pre-agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

F1 ‘enemies’ now united against Red Bull – Marko

McLaren and Ferrari have joined their lead drivers in the “unholy alliance” against Red Bull.

2012-06-09_01442012-05-27 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0004Late last year, after Sebastian Vettel secured his second consecutive title, Italy’s La Stampa newspaper said Lewis Hamilton and Fernando had formed a new friendship akin to an “unholy alliance”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Tombazis feared for job after Ferrari’s poor start

2014 engine importance ‘right’ for F1 – Tombazis

Nicolas Tombazis 2011-10-26Fernando Alonso - Nicholas TombazisNicholas Tombazis has admitted he feared for his job after launching the 2012 Ferrari early this year. Ferrari designer Nicholas Tombazis insists it is “right” that engines will have a higher importance in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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