Ferrari

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix 20-04-2014 02:19 PM

    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...
  • Marco Mattiacci named Ferrari team principal 18-04-2014 11:28 PM

    Shanghai: Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses - on an overcast day. There was a reason, he said, and it didn't have anything to do with vanity. "If you do, in less than four days, almost 40 hours of...
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice 18-04-2014 09:39 AM

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in Sunday's race. Alonso set a best time of 1 minute, 39.783 seconds around the Shanghai International Circuit, nearly 0.4...
  • No rapid turnaround under new leader: Alonso 17-04-2014 08:28 PM

    Shanghai: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, but he still has hopes the team can be competitive later in the F1 season. Domenicali, who led the team for six years, stepped down this week following...
  • Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look Formula One 15-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Formula One's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee has said in comments highlighted by Ferrari as supportive of their own criticism. "I speak on behalf of Italian sports people and fans, I don't like this Formula One and in...
  • Stefano Domenicali quits as Ferrari team principal 14-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Italy: Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal after six years in charge and will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci, president of Ferrari North America. After a poor start to the season, Domenicali says "it's time to make an important change. As head, I take on the responsibility of...
  • Michael Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokesperson 14-04-2014 02:03 PM

    Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said on Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident. "There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg keen to make amends in China 10-04-2014 10:28 PM

    The Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend was the best-ever race for Force India but it still left their highly rated driver, Nico Hulkenberg, "disappointed". Sergio Perez pipped Hulkenberg to record Force India's second-ever podium finish at a floodlit Sakhir Circuit. Perez, who had scored a point to Hulkenerg's...
  • Fernando Alonso has faith in Ferrari fightback 07-04-2014 08:22 PM

    Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari can still be title contenders despite the Italian glamour team's disappointing start to the Formula One season. The Spaniard finished ninth in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, one place ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen, after fourth places in Australia and Malaysia. Ferrari are fifth in the...
  • Mercedes can lead F1 changes too, says Bernie Ecclestone 06-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Formula One needs to make rule changes to placate angry fans but leaders Mercedes must not be punished for doing a better job than their rivals, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Mercedes, without any doubt, have done a better job and they shouldn't be punished for doing a...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton, Rosberg dominate Friday practice sessions in Bahrain 04-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Bahrain: Mercedes further demonstrated their early-season dominance by outpacing their rivals in Friday's practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014. Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in...
  • Ferrari lead push for F1 rule changes 04-04-2014 02:58 PM

    Sakhir: Ferrari are ramping up the pressure on Formula One authorities to change the sport's rules, saying a company survey shows most fans are unhappy with the new direction of the sport. Ferrari released the findings on Thursday, ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, where their cars are expected...
  • Lewis Hamilton defends new-look F1 from Ferrari critics 03-04-2014 11:36 PM

    Lewis Hamilton defended Formula One against accusations of being boring on Thursday, suggesting that those raising their voices now Mercedes were on top had kept quiet when their teams were winning everything. Mercedes have won the first two races of the new-look V6 turbo era with Nico Rosberg and Hamilton...
  • Ferrari say it will be hard to catch Mercedes 03-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Sakhir: Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has conceded that his team will likely be playing catch-up to Mercedes throughout the Formula One season. Speaking ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, which will be a night race for the first time, Domenicali said rival engine manufacturers Mercedes and Renault have...
  • Formula One standings after the Malaysian Grand Prix 31-03-2014 01:49 PM

    With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster's paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton's pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg...
  • Alonso delighted to qualify on second row at Malaysian GP 29-03-2014 11:13 PM

    Fernando Alonso, a three times winner in Malaysia, was happy with fourth place on the starting grid on Saturday after steering his battered Ferrari through the rain. The double Formula One world champion, winner of 32 races in his career, felt fortunate just to be on the second row after...
  • Ferrari's first priority at Australian GP is to finish the race 15-03-2014 04:56 PM

    Melbourne: Starting fifth on the grid for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he has every chance of a podium finish if his car lasts the distance in Sunday's race. Although the Ferraris have appeared off the pace of front-running Mercedes across the race...
  • Alonso fastest in opening practice of Australian GP 14-03-2014 09:17 AM

    Melbourne: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice for the Australian Grand Prix, while pre-race favourite Lewis Hamilton was one of several drivers to strike trouble as the entire field struggled to master their all-new engines and radically redesigned cars ahead of the Formula One...
  • Ferrari's revival tested by intriguing partnership 12-03-2014 09:26 AM

    The biggest rivalry of the Formula One season might be found on the same team, with former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen racing with and against each other for Ferrari. Both have pledged to work together, although their competitive instincts may take over sooner rather than later. Raikkonen's...
  • Doctors give up hope of reviving F1 legend Schumacher from coma: report 25-02-2014 04:17 PM

    Doctors treating Formula One legend Michael Schumacher have reportedly given up on their attempts to bring the five-time world champion out of 'artificial coma'. According to a report in the German magazine Focus, doctors at the University Hospital of Grenoble in France have run out of options after repeated efforts...
  • Ferrari intrigued by McLaren suspension 30-01-2014 08:36 PM

    Jerez: An innovative rear suspension on McLaren's new Formula One car, first seen in testing this week, has intrigued rivals amid talk of the team having a potential 'secret weapon'. "I haven't seen it in the flesh but I'd like to see a bit more of it because it does...
  • Ferrari unveil new car for 2014 F1 season - the F14 T 26-01-2014 12:03 PM

    Maranello, Italy: Ferrari unveiled their 2014 Formula One car on Saturday in an online presentation, showing off a new paint job featuring a black outline of the familiar red coloring. The F14 T, Ferrari's 60th Formula One car, features a thin nose with an open front that curves down to...
  • Ferrari fans settle on F14 T for new Formula One car 24-01-2014 07:26 PM

    Ferrari's 2014 Formula One car will be called the F14 T after an online poll of fans, the Italian team said on Friday. Ferrari said 1,123,741 votes were cast from 208 countries - as far afield as Palau, Greenland and Equatorial Guinea - over nine days between January 15 and...
  • Ferrari offer fans a choice of names for new F1 car 16-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Milan: Ferrari fans worldwide have been offered a choice of five names for the team's 2014 Formula One car with the outcome to be decided by them in an online poll and revealed on January 24. The Italian team said the first pictures of the car will be revealed a...
  • Ferrari fans plan red vigil for Michael Schumacher 03-01-2014 08:33 AM

    Paris: Ferrari fans will hold a silent 45th birthday tribute to Michael Schumacher outside his French hospital on Friday with the seven times Formula One world champion in a coma and fighting for his life after a skiing accident. The Formula One team's facebook page said the Scuderia Ferrari Clubs...
  • Ferrari will keep Kimi Raikkonen busy 01-01-2014 10:21 PM

    Kimi Raikkonen is no more a fan of Formula One simulators than Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo but the Finn can expect to be spending a lot of time in one now he is back at Maranello. The start of a new year marks both a new phase and a...
  • Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch 23-12-2013 01:50 PM

    Glamorous, high-tech and hugely profitable: With the lure of races from Monaco to Singapore, Formula One just keeps on giving so far as the money men controlling the motor sport are concerned. The business, in which private equity firm CVC is the largest shareholder, had turnover of $1.35 billion in...
  • Ferrari want teams to discuss post-Ecclestone Formula One 20-12-2013 06:57 PM

    No one individual can replace Bernie Ecclestone at the helm of Formula One and teams must start planning for a very different future after the 83-year-old eventually leaves the stage, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said. The Italian, who has been in the sport since the mid-1970s, wants to...
  • Kimi Raikkonen gets a new race engineer 18-12-2013 08:58 AM

    Kimi Raikkonen will be hearing a new voice over the team radio next season after Ferrari said on Tuesday that Italian Antonio Spagnolo would be race engineer to the returning 2007 world champion. How much assistance he will need remains to be seen. The taciturn Finn is well known for...