Tag Archive: Sergio Marchionne

Jan 21

Mercedes “100% aligned” with Ferrari on F1’s future

“We are the good cop and the bad cop”

2017-06-11_1048Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche says the German manufacturer’s future vision for Formula 1 is “100% aligned” with rivals Ferrari despite it being less outspoken over the plans laid out by new owners Liberty Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Ferrari “not joking” with F1 quit threats – Isola

“There is no interest for Formula 1 to lose Ferrari and there is no interest for Ferrari to lose Formula 1”

2017-06-11_0804Pirelli chief Mario Isola has warned Ferrari’s recent comments about leaving Formula 1 “are not joke claims” and feels it would be a damaging situation for all parties if the Italian team exited the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parameters

“Formula 1 will always survive whatever the teams are in it”

F1: Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parametersRoss Brawn has sent a warning to Ferrari after its latest Formula 1 quit threats and if confident the sport can survive if the Italian manufacturer exited. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

Ecclestone: Ferrari could live without Formula 1

“I’m afraid Ferrari could live without Formula 1 – not the other way around.”

2017-06-08_0408Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari’s threats to quit Formula 1 should be taken seriously, fearing the sport may not be able to survive without its most iconic team on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 03

Mercedes interested in closer ties with smaller F1 team

“I think what Sergio Marchionne and Maurizio [Arrivabene] are doing is very clever”

2017-06-08_0567Mercedes is considering a link-up with a smaller Formula 1 team after being impressed by the approach taken by Ferrari via its relationships with Haas and Sauber, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 21

Wolff urges F1, Liberty to be wary of Ferrari’s threats

“I’m not afraid, but Marchionne is to be taken seriously”

2016-06-10-15-57-52-0001Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has warned Formula 1 and its owners Liberty Media to take Ferrari’s quit threats seriously and is seeking improvements to the current sport rather than wholesale changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

“They are playing with fire”, Marchionne repeats Ferrari quit threat

“I think that Ferrari has the strength to drag others as well to an alternative championship”

Sergio Marchionne- président Ferrari - photo nextgen-auto.comFerrari President Sergio Marchionne has repeated his threat of pulling the Italian manufacturer out of Formula 1 after 2020 if the future direction of the sport doesn’t match its ideals and has speculated it could set-up a rival championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 04

Debate of the Day: Should we take Ferrari’s F1 quit threat seriously?

Or should F1 be doing more to appease Marchionne and co.?

Sergio Marchionne - Alfa Romeo F1While the return of Alfa Romeo to Formula 1 after 32 years away may appear to be evidence sister brand Ferrari remains committed to racing in the sport, it is claimed that is not the case. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

The Sauber F1 Team enters a multi-year partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo

The Italian car manufacturer will be joining the Sauber F1 Team as Title Sponsor from 2018 onwards

Sauber F1 Team logoWe are delighted to announce that we have reached a multi-year technical and commercial partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 03

Marchionne: Ferrari will quit F1 if 2021 engines don’t suit us

“We see 2021 taking on a different air which is going to force some decisions on Ferrari”

2017-10-19_0779Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has sounded out the potential of the Italian manufacturer leaving Formula 1 if the 2021 engine direction does not meet its satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 29

Incredible crowds on the event’s final day

Finali Mondiali

finali mondiali-64The Ferrari Finali Mondiali 2017 closed with over 40,000 fans flocking to Mugello during the weekend. They were drawn by ideal temperatures along with the record number of cars on show, including the 488 Challenge, 458 Challenge EVO, Formula 1 and XX Programmes.

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Aug 01

Raikkonen nearing new Ferrari deal for F1 2018

The Finn’s future has been the subject of ongoing rumour in recent weeks

2017-06-11_3252Kimi Raikkonen appears set for an extended stay with the Ferrari team into the 2018 F1 season following high praise from company president Sergio Marchionne for his performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

‘About time’ Ferrari won in F1 again – Marchionne

Lead of the constructors’ championship for the first time since Australia 2013

'About time' Ferrari won in F1 again - MarchionneFerrari CEO and chairman Sergio Marchionne said it was “about time” the Italian marque returned to winning ways in Formula 1 in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Ferrari ‘cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences’

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has warned the Scuderia “cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences”.

Ferrari 'cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences'His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 20

Marchionne in no rush to decide Vettel, Raikkonen futures

Raikkonen and Vettel will enter into their third year racing alongside one another at Ferrari
Marchionne in no rush to decide Vettel, Raikkonen futuresSergio Marchionne says he has no assurances that either Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen will continue with Ferrari beyond the 2017 Formula 1 season, saying it is up to the team to give them a strong car first.
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Oct 22

Arrivabene hits back at ‘climate of fear’ claims at Ferrari

The atmosphere inside the house is completely different to what it is thought about or what you are reading in newspapers
2016-06-09_0514 Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has hit back at claims made recently by ex-Ferrari chief engineer Luca Baldisserri of the team in a ‘climate of fear’ and says any of the current pressure or tension is normal for the Italian manufacturer.
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May 04

Marchionne: Breaks my soul to see Ferrari suffering

Sergio Marchionne bemoans another tough race weekend for the Ferrari team in Russia, urged it to turn its fortunes around quickly
Ferrari President and newly appointed CEO Sergio Marchionne has urged the F1 team to ‘close the gap at the speed of light’ if it wants to take on the might of Mercedes after another disappointing race weekend in Russia.
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Feb 13

A tragedy if Ferrari doesn’t win F1 title by 2018 – Marchionne

The iconic Italian marque hasn’t celebrated an F1 world title since Kimi Raikkonen’s success in 2007
Maurizio Arrivabene et Sergio Marchionne - photo DPPI Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne says it would be a ‘tragedy’ if the Scuderia failed to lift the F1 world championship title by 2018.

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Jan 27

Vettel shares Marchionne’s will to win with Ferrari

Vettel is upbeat for the season ahead

Vettel shares Marchionne's will to win with FerrariAfter reacting to Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne’s comments that he expects his team to win the F1 season opener Sebastian Vettel wants a pragmatic approach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he would be prepared to pull the manufacturer out F1

2015-10-24_39752 Ferrari doesn’t accept the mandate handed to Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt, warning it could quit the sport if it leads to sweeping changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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