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  • Montezemolo says Alonso is leaving Ferrari October 16, 2014

    Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday. Ferrari have yet to confirm Alonso is leaving, although it has been taken for granted in the...
  • My decision will seem obvious, says Alonso October 13, 2014

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso gave a teasing hint about his Formula One future on Sunday by saying the decision would seem obvious once announced and he was unlikely to drive for a Mercedes-powered team. "I'm not in a hurry...I understand the curiosity, and I understand, for the fans, the news that can...
  • Alonso says all going to plan with his F1 future October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Fernando Alonso indicated his Formula One future was in his own hands despite Red Bull announcing on Saturday that four times world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari. "It's very open. There are many possibilities. Everything is going according to plan and let's wait and see," said the...
  • Fernando Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure October 2, 2014

    Fernando Alonso on Thursday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull. "This is a very difficult question to answer... I will do the best for Ferrari," Alonso told reporters ahead of the Japanese Grand...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice September 20, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers who have taken all but one pole position this season ...
  • Ferrari's Alonso tops Singapore Grand Prix first practice September 19, 2014

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging the Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday. Alonso relished the tight confines of the Marina Bay street circuit, setting a time of 1 minute, 49.056 seconds a tenth...
  • Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Montezemolo September 11, 2014

    London: Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs an historic link with the company's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team. Without him in Maranello, or followed by a media scrum on his rare visits to the...
  • Formula One: Ferrari boss to quit after 23 years September 10, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a very disappointing season by the flagship Formula One team. A statement from Ferrari's parent company FiatChrysler said Montezemolo will depart on Oct. 13 following Ferrari's 60th anniversary celebration of sales in the United States. FiatChrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will...
  • Ferrari's fall in F1 causing corporate concern September 8, 2014

    Ferrari's fall from grace is no longer just a worry on the Formula One track. It's a cause for concern in the corporate boardroom, too. After six years without a title, the events at and around the weekend's Italian Grand Prix appear to have set the stage as a tipping point...
  • Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo rejects exit talk September 6, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until 2017. Talk of Montezemolo's possible departure has dominated the paddock at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. "I've seen the hue and cry of the past few...
  • Fernando Alonso hopes to extend Ferrari contract September 3, 2014

    Fernando Alonso hopes to extend his Ferrari contract beyond the end of 2016 and reckons he could have 10 more years of racing in Formula One. The Spaniard was quoted on the Ferrari website on Wednesday as telling reporters at the Maranello factory ahead of the Italian Grand Prix that he...
  • Fernando Alonso expects to see Carlos Sainz in F1 sooner or later August 24, 2014

    Belgium: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says fellowSpaniard Carlos Sainz junior will be in Formula One 'sooner or later' despite the setback of Toro Rosso opting for Dutch teenager Max Verstappen next season. Sainz, who is a Red Bull junior driver, had been seen as a leading candidate for the Toro Rosso race...
  • Niki Lauda apologises to Ferrari for derogatory comment July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Niki Lauda has apologised to Ferrari for making critical comments about his former team's Formula One car. The retired triple champion, who is now nonexecutive chairman of championship leaders Mercedes and also a television pundit, was quoted in Spanish newspaper El Pais last weekend as saying Fernando Alonso was driving...
  • Change underway at Ferrari, says Mattiacci July 7, 2014

    Ferrari will be a different Formula One team next year with changes already being made at Maranello, principal Marco Mattiacci said after Sunday's British Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished only sixth for the Italian team at Silverstone while Kimi Raikkonen crashed out on the opening lap of a race won...
  • Fernando Alonso questions Ferrari tactics at British GP July 6, 2014

    Twotime champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decisionmaking strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. "We know there are two Williams and...
  • Gene Haas gets foot into Formula One with Ferrari deal July 4, 2014

    Oxnard,Calif: Haas Automation has become an official sponsor of Ferrari through the 2015 Formula One season. Haas Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America and is owned by Gene Haas, the NASCAR team owner recently granted entry into F1. Haas Formula will not enter F1 until the 2016...
  • Fernando Alonso warns Ferrari of tough times ahead July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: Twotime world champion Fernando Alonso warns his Ferrari team to expect a winless run of tough times and a fight to finish third in the Formula One constructors' championship. Alonso, who has won races in every year he has raced for Ferrari since 2010, says he has little confidence he...
  • Force India in race for 3rdplace with Ferrari, says Robert Fernley June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Force India are in good shape to fight Formula 1 giants Ferrari for third place in the team standings, said deputy team boss Robert Fernley on their battle against the Italian manufacturer operating on a much higher budget. According to the 2013 figures, Ferrari and Red Bull spent in...
  • Ferrari may leave Formula One: report June 14, 2014

    Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo may pull his team out of Formula One because it "isn't working" and the Italian firm may switch to sportscar competition, he told Friday's Wall Street Journal. Scuderia Ferrari have longstanding disputes with Formula One governing body the Federation International d'Automobile (FIA), and Montezemolo expressed frustration...
  • Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in second practice at Montreal June 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers' championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. The Briton, a threetime winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice in Canada June 6, 2014

    Ferrari's former world champion Fernando Alonso upstaged the mighty Mercedes team by setting the pace in first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. Alonso, a winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2006 and runnerup to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a best...
  • Fernando Alonso to wave off Le Mans 24 Hour race May 27, 2014

    Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will wave the official starting flag for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race next month. The Spaniard, who was invited by the organisers as a leading representative of Ferrari, said he looked forward to catching up with old friend Mark Webber, the Australian...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fastest in 2nd practice at Monaco Grand Prix May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the raindisrupted second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Alonso, who is third overall in the F1 championship, clocked a time of 1 minute, 18.482 seconds. Hamilton was .419 seconds behind...
  • Adrian Newey says he is staying at Red Bull May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Red Bull technical head Adrian Newey has moved to quash speculation that he could be tempted by a big money bid from Formula One rivals Ferrari. "I remain committed to Red Bull for the foreseeable future," the 55yearold Briton said in a statement at the Monaco Grand Prix. Newey is the...
  • Ferrari rush to reassure Fernando Alonso May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari moved quickly to assure Fernando Alonso they were fully behind him on Thursday after the Formula One driver made critical comments about lack of support. "Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200 per cent in the races," said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo in...
  • Mercedes may meet their match in Monaco Grand Prix May 21, 2014

    After dominating the first five races of the Formula One season, with four successive onetwo finishes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may not have it all their own way on the streets of Monaco on Sunday. If the sound of Mercedes' rivals clutching at straws has become more audible, unlike the...
  • Ferrari mark Michael Schumacher's 1st win with team May 11, 2014

    Spain: Ferrari drivers and staff have gathered to send a message of hope to Michael Schumacher and commemorate his first Formula One victory at the Spanish Grand Prix with the team he led to five world championships. Drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen flanked new team principal Marco Mattiacci among about...
  • Mercedes' rivals eager to close gap in Barcelona May 7, 2014

    Mercedes' rivals hope a busy three weeks of tinkering on their slower cars and the move to European tracks will be enough to at least threaten Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's stranglehold on Formula One. The Mercedes pair head into Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after sweeping the first four races in...
  • Ayrton Senna would have ended up at Ferrari, says Montezemolo April 30, 2014

    Ayrton Senna would have ended his Formula One career at Ferrari had he not died at Imola 20 years ago, president Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday. "He wanted to come to Ferrari and I wanted him in the team," Montezemolo told the Ferrari website (www.formula1.ferrari.com) in a tribute to the...
  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg taking second place - the third time...