Ferrari

  • Niki Lauda apologises to Ferrari for derogatory comment 2 days ago

    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 non-executive 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

    Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decision-making 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: Two-time 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 3rd-place 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 sports-car 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 three-time 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 runner-up 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 rain-disrupted 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 55-year-old 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 one-two 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...
  • Marco Mattiacci named Ferrari team principal April 18, 2014

    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 flying and...
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice April 18, 2014

    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 seconds...
  • No rapid turnaround under new leader: Alonso April 17, 2014

    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 a...
  • Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look Formula One April 15, 2014

    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 my...
  • Stefano Domenicali quits as Ferrari team principal April 14, 2014

    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 the...
  • Michael Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokesperson April 14, 2014

    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 ARD. "There...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg keen to make amends in China April 10, 2014

    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 18...
  • Fernando Alonso has faith in Ferrari fightback April 7, 2014

    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 constructors'...
  • Mercedes can lead F1 changes too, says Bernie Ecclestone April 6, 2014

    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 good...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton, Rosberg dominate Friday practice sessions in Bahrain April 4, 2014

    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 both...
  • Ferrari lead push for F1 rule changes April 4, 2014

    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 to...
  • Lewis Hamilton defends new-look F1 from Ferrari critics April 3, 2014

    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 looking...