FERRARI

  • Ferrari boss hails Kimi Raikkonen's return April 20, 2015

    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence. The Finnish 'Iceman' took a strong second place in the floodlit race at the desert Sakhir circuit for his...
  • Lewis Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top April 18, 2015

    Manama: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton limbered up for qualifying with the fastest time in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this season's three races, lapped the Sakhir circuit on a gusty afternoon with a best time of one...
  • Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice April 17, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday while Formula One champions Mercedes lurked well down the timesheets after doing their own thing. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was only 16th fastest while Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg was 15th, with Raikkonen and team...
  • Kimi Raikkonen happier than ever at Ferrari April 17, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen is enjoying being at Ferrari more than ever this season. "I must say, in the past when I was here at Ferrari they were good times and it was a good atmosphere," the Finn, whose 2007 title makes him the Italian team's most recent Formula One champion, told reporters...
  • Nico Rosberg must speed up to beat 'slow' Lewis Hamilton April 13, 2015

    Nico Rosberg may not have lost the plot, as some suggested in the wake of his outburst against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, but he is feeling the heat. The German's accusation that the world champion had been selfishly slow as he cruised to a pole-to-flag victory...
  • Ferrari keeps pressure on Mercedes at Chinese Grand Prix April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: Sebastian Vettel didn't get another win for Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he was more than satisfied with another podium finish his third to start the year. The four-time world champion stayed close to the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg while running on...
  • Kimi Raikkonen gets a chance to show his pace April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Kimi Raikkonen has had to watch new team mate Sebastian Vettel make headlines so far this season but the Finn joined the Ferrari party in Friday's Chinese Grand Prix practice. Vettel, who joined the Formula One glamour team from Red Bull at the end of last year, has made an...
  • Mercedes keeping close eye on Ferrari in Shanghai April 10, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton is casting a wary eye towards Ferrari and expects to be vying with them for victory at this week's Chinese Grand Prix after the resurgent Italian team continued to take the fight to Mercedes in Friday practice. The day got off to a promising start for Mercedes, who appeared...
  • Ferrari still 'realistic' about Mercedes advantage: Sebastian Vettel April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: New Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was still beaming two weeks after capturing his first Formula One race in 16 months, but he said ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix that he doesn't expect his team to challenge Mercedes on a consistent basis just yet. Vettel said on Thursday that Ferrari...
  • Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate March 31, 2015

    One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team's smiling mechanics, was simple: 'Ouch'. It was hard not to feel a twinge of pity for...
  • Sebastian Vettel win is a relief for all except Mercedes March 30, 2015

    An ebullient Sebastian Vettel spoke at length about the importance of his first win for Ferrari when addressing reporters after his Malaysian Grand Prix triumph on Sunday, yet his beaming smile pretty much said it all. He was back, Ferrari were back and most importantly, Formula One was back. Vettel upset the...
  • Mercedes conduct review after mistakes at Malaysian GP March 29, 2015

    Sepang: It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari. The team was chiefly undone on Sunday by the Malaysian...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to end Mercedes streak March 29, 2015

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico...
  • Sebastian Vettel looking back to his best with Ferrari March 28, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel showed how much he is enjoying life at Ferrari by whooping with delight at securing second on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday and punching the air at the post-qualifying news conference. The four-time world champion cut a forlorn figure in his last season at Red...
  • Ferrari stay cool in pursuit of Mercedes March 27, 2015

    Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg in the morning and repeated the feat behind the German's team mate Lewis Hamilton in the...
  • Sebastian Vettel, Finn Kimi Raikkonen delight at Ferrari progress March 26, 2015

    Malaysia: Ferrari's drivers have praised the improvements the team have made after a solid winter of testing and encouraging display in Australia with new recruit Sebastian Vettel claiming he is much happier with the car than he was with last year's Red Bull. The four-times Formula One champion joined Finn Kimi...
  • Xiaomi's rumouored 'Ferrari' smartphone specs leaked; could come with a 4.9-inch full HD display March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Xiaomi's 'Ferrari' smartphone is still to be released, but the device's specs were reportedly spotted online that delved out details of the next-gen Android handset. Noticed in the benchmark listings, the specifications hint to the device sporting a qualcomm snapdragon 615 SoC with octa-core 1.65 GHz CPU paired with...
  • Mercedes fight for Formula One title off the track, not on it March 18, 2015

    The only thing that could keep Mercedes from running away with the Formula One title again this year lies off the track, not on it. Last weekend's season-opening race in Australia showed what everyone had suspected, Mercedes' dominance from 2014 has not been eroded and may even have increased. Even before Lewis...
  • Nico Rosberg invites Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes debrief March 17, 2015

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. "I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with...
  • It's really an honour to sit in the red car, says Sebastian Vettel March 15, 2015

    A yawning 34 seconds might have separated third-placed Sebastian Vettel from Australian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton on Sunday but the podium spot felt like a victory for the four-times world champion on his Ferrari debut. German Vettel endured a horror final season with Red Bull last year, outshone by new...
  • Australian Grand Prix reduced to 14 cars March 15, 2015

    Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix got under way on Sunday on a farcical note with only 14 cars left in the race after the opening lap. Just 15 were able to line up on the grid due to a rash of technical failures and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado then crashed his...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Lewis Hamilton's world championship defence got off to a flying start on Sunday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Formula One rivals succumbed to a farcical rash of reliability problems. Pole-sitter Hamilton started from a grid reduced to 15 cars from a possible...
  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix March 14, 2015

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking pole position for the Formula One season-opening race at the Australia Grand Prix with a dominant performance in Saturday's qualifying. Last season's F1 champion set a time of 1 minute, 26.327 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, six-tenths of a second faster than team-mate...
  • Sebastian Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari March 13, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel could hardly hide his delight after completing his first practice session for his new team Ferrari on Friday. As expected, the German was slower than the two Mercedes' of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he was still quicker than everyone else, setting the third fastest time ahead of...
  • Formula One's youngest ever lineup confident of success March 12, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran. At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest driver in F1 history. He was only 3½ years old when Raikkonen...
  • Five things to watch as F1 2015 season begins March 12, 2015

    With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico...
  • Sebastian Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne March 12, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team's chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The four-times world champion has joined Kimi Raikkonen at Formula One's glamour team and has...
  • Profiles of teams and drivers for the 2015 Formula One season March 11, 2015

    The evidence of pre-season testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case of Mercedes vs the rest. The switch of four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Ferrari, and Fernando Alonso from Ferrari back to McLaren, will provide interesting subplots, but the...
  • Mercedes again the team to beat in Formula One 2015 March 11, 2015

    Two of Formula One's top drivers have made lucrative moves to new teams in 2015, so fans might think there will be a shake-up to last season's established order. They would be wrong. The evidence of pre-season testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case of...