Tag Archive: Luca Colajanni

Mar 01

No engine freeze delay for troubled Renault

The engine development ‘freeze’ deadline will not be extended.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (18) Earlier, it emerged that crisis-struck Renault had managed to get onto the agenda for Friday’s F1 strategy group meeting a discussion about extending the end-February deadline for the homologation of its troubled V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 01

Marussia F1 Team appoints Luca Colajanni as Partnership Director

A new role aimed at fostering relations with the Team’s Technical & Commercial Partners

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team announces that, with effect from 1 March, Luca Colajanni will take up the position of Partnership Director. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Summer break a ‘win’ for F1’s hard workers

“Life in formula one is a life of self-denial”

2013-06-09_1037F1’s ‘summer break’ is a rare slice of relief for the sport’s hard-working men and women. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 30

Ecclestone, FIA, say Vettel will stay 2012 champion

Bernie Ecclestone has slammed as a “complete joke” Ferrari’s efforts to question the outcome of the 2012 world championship.

Sebastian Vettel  - Ecclestone -  photo Getty ImagesFlagworld - FIAThe controversy erupted when video footage emerged – and was circulated widely by “Fernando Alonso’s management” according to Sport Bild – of Sebastian Vettel purportedly overtaking illegally under yellow flag conditions at Interlagos. Ferrari confirmed that it asked the governing body for “clarification”, and spokesman Luca Colajanni insists the Maranello team has “until tomorrow (Friday) to file an appeal”. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 28

Another video shows Vettel made illegal pass in Brazil

A video has emerged that clearly depicts Sebastian Vettel overtaking under yellow flag conditions during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

ThumbnailThumbnailIt is a separate incident to the 2012 world champion’s pass on Kamui Kobayashi at Interlagos, which turned out to have actually taken place under yellow and orange caution flags. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 15

Red Bull and Ferrari deny latest Vettel rumours

Ferrari and Red Bull on Monday separately denied reports Sebastian Vettel is destined for the great Italian team in 2014.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Dr Helmut Marko2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Adrian NeweyWith Felipe Massa set to be re-signed for next year, the BBC claimed in a media report that Red Bull’s double world champion Vettel is probably Maranello bound for the season after. Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko told Bild: “That’s false.  That report is wrong, plain and simple.”

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Jun 23

Perez spotted at Ferrari amid Kovalainen rumours

Another rumour in the Valencia paddock is that Caterham’s Heikki Kovalainen is also a candidate to replace Massa.

2012-06-09_01912012-06-09_0150As F1’s ‘silly season’ shifts into a high gear in Valencia, the cameras snapped with glee on Friday when Sergio Perez and his manager Jaume Sallares walked calmly into Ferrari’s hot-red motor home.

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May 17

Ferrari say Massa contender for 2013 race seat

And the candidates are lining up.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 08022012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0426Ferrari has played down rumours it is close to immediately ousting Felipe Massa, insisting it is possible the struggling Brazilian will still be in a red car next year. On Twitter, the famous Italian team said the latest rumours – including a claim that former Virgin driver Jerome d’Ambrosio is a candidate to replace Massa in 2012 – are “funny”. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 26

Reports link James Key with Ferrari move

James Key could be the next formula one engineer to join F1’s struggling giant Ferrari.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 022012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 040Multiple media sources, including the authoritative Italian specialist newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, say the Maranello based team is interested in Key, a 40-year-old Briton. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 24

Ferrari could scrap pull-rod suspension – reports

The Italian press is reporting that Ferrari could abandon the innovative pull-rod suspension layout of its disappointing F2012 car.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 0312012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #5 300The Spanish sports daily AS concurs, adding that the revised car could be ready as soon as next month, and certainly in time for Barcelona in May. “Ferrari may even give up its revolutionary front suspension,” wrote correspondent Manuel Franco. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 22

Ferrari denies Massa axe reports

Ferrari has swiftly denied reports Felipe Massa could be dumped even before his 2012 contract runs out.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 2952012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 038Among the Italian press’ hypothetical candidates for the struggling Brazilian’s seat are Sergio Perez, Adrian Sutil and even the out-of-work Italian Jarno Trulli. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 16

Alonso working hard as Ferrari plans February launch

Ferrari’s 2012 car will be ready to roll at the first official test of the winter pre-season.

2011-11-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Fernando Alonso 022011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Fernando Alonso - 01A spokesman for the Italian team told Reuters as well as Autosprint (Italy) and SID news agency (Germany) that the new single seater will be revealed before its Jerez debut in early February.

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Sep 28

Mateschitz ready to celebrate Vettel title

Red Bull makes ‘Vettel 2011 champion’ t-shirts

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 112011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia - Sebastian Vettel - Dietrich MateschitzTeam owner Dietrich Mateschitz is ready to celebrate Sebastian Vettel’s second consecutive world championship for Red Bull. The German driver still has to achieve at least a tenth place at one of the remaining five races in 2011.

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Jun 12

Domenicali denies contact with Rosberg about 2012

He answered “we’ll see” when asked if Ferrari is planning more changes.

Stefano Domenicali  2011-05-272011-06-10_0708The spotlight is growing brighter on Stefano Domenicali and Felipe Massa as Ferrari looks to put a title-winning team together for 2012. Technical boss Aldo Costa has already paid the price for the 150 Italia car’s difficult start to this season, but the Maranello based team this week slammed rumours Flavio Briatore could now be brought in replace boss Domenicali. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 11

Ferrari dismisses Briatore team boss rumours

Alonso told Diario Sport newspaper in Canada that he knows nothing about the Briatore rumours.

2011-06-10_00422011-06-10_0016Ferrari’s media guru and Fernando Alonso have dismissed rumours linking Flavio Briatore with the top job at the famous team. The Dutch website f1today.nl this week said Briatore, the disgraced and banned former Renault team boss who is still Spaniard Alonso’s manager, is “in talks with Ferrari” about replacing current principal Stefano Domenicali. Read the rest of this entry »


May 25

Ferrari laughs at Red Bull’s spying charge

Ferrari has laughed at reports it could be in the middle of a new spying scandal.

2011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Fernando Alonso 22011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Felipe Masse 1After the Spanish grand prix, Helmut Marko accused the famous Italian team of secretly listening in on Red Bull’s race strategies. “We have noticed that Ferrari is doing some kind of espionage,” the Austrian said. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 08

Ferrari escapes penalty, FIA to review team order ban (updated)

Ferrari figures arrive for team orders hearing

As the ‘team orders hearing’ broke in Paris on Wednesday evening, it emerged that Ferrari has escaped further penalty. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 02

F1 gets set for summer holidays

“We all need a breather” -Tom Cary

Flagworld - F1It is definitely holiday-time in formula one when Ferrari’s media boss Luca Colajanni has a Maldives holiday booked. “We all need a breather”, wrote Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 25

Team order scandal erupts as Ferrari wins in Germany (updated³)

Ferrari summoned by stewards amid team orders scandal
Ferrari fined $100,000, to face FIA World Council
Ferrari not appealing stewards’ team order verdict

2010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 01Sunday’s German grand prix began amid a burgeoning flexible wing saga, and ended with a new scandal about team orders. After a team one-two, and soaked in champagne, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali was hounded in the Hockenheim pitlane by reporters accusing him of illegally ordering Felipe Massa to hand his victory to Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 24

F1 figures to answer fan questions in London

Team bosses and F1 figures are to appear for a question-and-answer session with fans.

2010-06-13_0437The initiative, organised by the teams association FOTA, will see bosses including McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh and Lotus’ Tony Fernandes front an audience at London’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts next Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »


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