Tag Archive: Maranello

Sep 23

Smoke becomes fire as Alonso’s Ferrari future in doubt

Where before there was merely smoke, now there are the first obvious signs of fire.

IMG_5961 Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari is almost certainly in serious doubt. Some Spanish media sources continue to insist that the frustrated Spaniard is not interested in leaving the crisis-struck Italian team for McLaren-Honda, or even reigning world champions Red Bull. 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 21

Honda plans to charm Alonso at Suzuka – report

Even in the midst of Fernando Alonso’s anger and warnings, rumours about his future just will not go away.

2014-06-07_0841 Speaking with foreign-language reporters on the eve of the Singapore grand prix weekend, the Spaniard flew into a rage when faced with the latest wild speculation about his impending Ferrari exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch

Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Felipe Massa 05 But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Furious Alonso threatens to reveal source of rumours

Fernando Alonso was “visibly upset” on Thursday as he angrily slammed the latest silly-season speculation about his future.

2014-06-07_0248 That is the claim of Spain’s EFE news agency, reporting that the Spaniard clearly feels the leaks are being originated not only from Italy, but from within Ferrari itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Billionaire now looking to buy Marussia – report

Lawrence Stroll may now have moved his attention from Sauber to Marussia.

2011-06-08_0017 In the paddock at Monza recently, it was strongly rumoured that the Canadian fashion industry billionaire and racing enthusiast was in detailed negotiations to buy financially embattled Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. 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 15

Ferrari could take $25m stake in F1

Ferrari could become the first F1 team to actually own a stake in the sport, the Telegraph reports.

2014-06-05_0034 F1 business journalists Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid reveal that, as a non-executive director of the sport’s holding company Delta Topco, departing Ferrari president held an option to buy into F1 to the tune of about $25 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying – Marchionne

Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Alonso source says Montezemolo exit ‘changes nothing’

Sources close to Fernando Alonso insist this week’s news from Maranello will not affect his future.

2014-06-07_1279 Even before long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s demise, and the shock death of his friend and sponsor, Santander’s Emilio Botin, Alonso was already being linked with a move to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

‘No discussions’ about Ferrari return – Brawn

Ross Brawn on Thursday played down reports connecting him with a return to formula one.

2013-06-08_1134 With his old boss Luca di Montezemolo stepping down at Ferrari, rumours have resurfaced that the next management shuffle at Maranello could feature an F1 comeback for Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Mercedes’ Bell ‘has met with Mattiacci’ – reports

Reports that Bob Bell’s future could be in red have resurfaced this week.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bob Bell 01 At around the same time Stefano Domenicali stepped down at Ferrari earlier this year, Mercedes technical director Bell’s split was also announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Statement from Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo

Montezemolo announces Ferrari exit

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo “Ferrari will have an important role to play within the FCA Group in the upcoming flotation on Wall Street. This will open up a new and different phase which I feel should be spearheaded by the CEO of the Group. Luca di Montezemolo has ended the intense speculation about his future by announcing his departure as Ferrari’s long-time president. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Montezemolo accepts Ferrari at ‘end of an era’

All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

An obvious dispute is playing out between Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and his potential successor, Sergio Marchionne

Marchionne says even Montezemolo ‘can be replaced’

2012-06-10_0424 At Monza, Montezemolo half-heartedly denied increasingly insistent reports that he is set to step down and become boss of the Italian airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Montezemolo plays down ‘excessive’ rumours

Rumours of Montezemolo exit gather steam at Monza

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo was coy on Saturday as he played down swirling speculation about his future. Rumours are gathering steam by the hour that Luca di Montezemolo’s regular visit to Monza on Saturday will be his last as Ferrari president. 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 »

Sep 03

Ferrari confirms engine deal for Haas

Ferrari on Wednesday announced it will supply a V6 ‘power unit’ to F1’s new American entrant Haas in 2016.

Haas F1 Team Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas’ machine tool company Haas Automation is already a sponsor of the fabled Maranello based team. Read the rest of this entry »

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