Tag Archive: La Stampa

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 »

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