Tag Archive: RAI

Oct 16

Montezemolo ‘not pleased’ about Ferrari exit

Luca di Montezemolo has hit back at suggestions he was ousted as Ferrari president because of the Italian team’s struggles.

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 “A lack of results?” the 67-year-old, who was replaced by Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne on Monday, reportedly told Italian television Rai on Wednesday. “Remember that since 1999 we won 14 titles in 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

F1 suffering global TV ratings decline – report

F1’s television ratings in key markets are strikingly down in 2014.

2014-06-07_0891Writing in the Spanish sports daily Marca, correspondent Miguel Sanz said the most worrying figures are coming out of Latin America, where the ratings decline has been a staggering 50 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

FIA open to making F1 louder, less fuel-efficient – Todt

“There should be calm before reaction” – Todt

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images The FIA is not closed-minded about making its brave new engines louder and less fuel-efficient, president Jean Todt has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Todt urges Domenicali to ignore criticism

“I was always criticised” – Todt

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Stefano Domenicali Jean Todt has urged his Ferrari successor to buck the criticism and keep pushing Ferrari to the front in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Ferrari can veto Horner’s appointment to top F1 job

Ecclestone has played down his comments about Horner

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian Horner - Bernie EcclestoneFerrari’s political power extends even to the identity of Bernie Ecclestone’s eventual successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Reports – Renault to woo Alonso to Lotus?

“If Fernando knocks on my door, I will answer it.” – Eric Boullier

2013-06-05-0262As the formula one paddock emptied at Monza, one rumour had moved into the realm of fact — Kimi Raikkonen is returning to Ferrari in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Ignored team order maybe ‘a mistake’ – report

“I talked to him (Webber) and he came straight to the point.  That was when it struck me like lightning,”

Sebastian Vettel - photo © J.F Galeron - WRI2There could be truth in Sebastian Vettel’s claim that he didn’t deliberately ignore team orders in Malaysia last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Red Bull can be Ferrari-like ‘myth’ too – Vettel

Red Bull is “well on the way” to achieving the same sort of “mythical status” as fellow grandee F1 teams like Ferrari.

2012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 2990002012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299003That is the claim of Sebastian Vettel, who after winning his third consecutive drivers’ championship with the energy drink-owned team played down persistent rumours he could soon make the move to 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 »

Jun 23

Luca di Montezemolo pointed his finger at Pirelli on Saturday as he slammed an “odd” qualifying session at Valencia.

Fingers point at Pirelli after ‘odd’ qualifying

2012-05-23 - Pirelli - Miles & Meals 3Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18A surprise and rare visitor in the Ferrari garage, team president Montezemolo was bitterly disappointed after neither F2012 made the Q3 cut. “We were fastest and then everything changed when we put on the soft tyres,” he told Italian broadcaster Rai.

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Mar 19

Ferrari glass ‘half full’ but no improvement yet

The sports daily Marca described the attitude as Alonso “seeing the glass half-full”.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3942012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 210Fernando Alonso kept up a positive outlook on Sunday despite some Italian newspapers describing Ferrari’s situation as a “crisis”. Melbourne qualifying confirmed the famous team’s winter woes, but Spaniard Alonso fared better in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Briatore tips Alonso to win 2012 title

Fernando Alonso is unlikely to have the fastest car, but the 2012 Ferrari should be good enough for the Spaniard to win the title.

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Flavio Briatore 01Fernando Alonso Ferrari suit 2012That is the claim of Flavio Briatore, the former Renault team boss who is still linked to former double world champion Alonso’s management.

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Nov 15

2007 enemies in ‘unholy alliance’ against Vettel

Self-interest may have motivated the new friendship between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

2011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel (5)2010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso - Lewis HamiltonIn 2007, the pair clashed spectacularly as McLaren teammates, and in the intervening years they have maintained a healthy distance. At the penultimate grand prix of 2011 in Abu Dhabi, however, the pair spent the days leading up to the event praising one another’s talents.

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Nov 15

Ferrari says Red Bull also fluttered in Abu Dhabi

After a second consecutive race weekend marked by front wing “fluttering”, Ferrari insists it is at least now in good company.

2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Felipe Massa - 012011-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber (2)Experimenting with a new design ahead of the 2012 season, the Italian team said before Abu Dhabi that it had fixed the alarming problem seen on Felipe Massa’s car a fortnight earlier in India.

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Sep 13

Vettel eyes pole record but says Senna was best

Vettel’s Ferrari interest ‘very good’ – Agnelli

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Christian Horner - Sebastian Vettel2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (7)Sebastian Vettel is likely to break an almost twenty year old formula one record this year. In 1992, Williams’ Nigel Mansell started from the front of the grid no fewer than 14 times, and Vettel has already won 10 poles in 2011 with six races left to run.

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Aug 29

Manager says Kubica will definitely race again

Robert Kubica will definitely return to the cockpit, his manager insists.

2011-06-12_05732010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 00The Pole had a fifth and final operation on Sunday to restore mobility in his elbow that was seriously injured in his February rally crash.

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Jun 20

BBC ‘unwise’ to consider F1 axe – Whitmarsh

“I think it would be very sad, and most unwise”

2011-06-12_05742010-09-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshIt would be “sad” and “unwise” if reports the BBC is considering dropping its live coverage of formula one in Britain are true. That is the claim of McLaren and FOTA chief Martin Whitmarsh, following the Sunday Times article about the broadcaster axing F1 after 2013 in order to save money. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Sutil gets into fist-fight with Renault official

Adrian Sutil was involved in a bar fight after the recent Chinese grand prix, it emerged on Wednesday.

2011-05-07 - Force India F1 Team - Turkey - Adrian Sutil 042011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - Adrian Sutil 03The F1 broadcasters RAI (Italy) and TF1 (France) had alraedy reported that the Force India driver got into a fight in Shanghai. The Italian website 422race.com has now reported details, including the fact that Renault owner Genii’s Eric Lux was left bloodied after the scrape in the M1NT nightclub. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Alesi feels sorry for ‘poor’ Kubica

“The poor guy; he didn’t deserve this” – Alesi

Jean Alesi2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Valencia - Robert Kubica 05Fellow winner of one grand prix, Jean Alesi, has revealed his great sympathy for the plight of the badly injured Robert Kubica. It is believed Frenchman Alesi, a representative of Renault sponsor Group Lotus, was scheduled recently to conduct a bedside interview with Kubica for Italian television RAI. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Vettel answer excites Italian reporter

“I’ll speak Italian when I go to Ferrari”

2011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing  - Sebastian Vettel - 00662011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing  - Sebastian Vettel - 0020Whether a genuine hint about his future or a mischievous reference to recent speculation, Sebastian Vettel caught the attention of Italian reporters with a single comment on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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