Nico Hulkenberg has played down continuing suggestions he has merely ‘parked’ at Sauber for a year, before possibly switching to Ferrari in 2014.
Told that the rumours are still abounding in the paddock, the German driver said: “It doesn’t concern me at all. Read more... (152 words, estimated 36 secs reading time)
Valentino Rossi has ruled out switching to F1. Some years ago, the MotoGP legend flirted with a change of codes, conducting a series of tests with Ferrari.
Now 34, the Italian said: “Unfortunately, F1 is a thing of the past for me. Read more... (64 words, estimated 15 secs reading time)
Stefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari will probably not field the fastest car at the 2013 season opener next month.
Indeed, based on the results of the opening two tests of the pre-season, most rivals and pundits think world champion Red Bull is still in the lead. Veteran correspondent Roger Benoit, of the Swiss newspaper Blick, ranks Lotus second in his early 2013 pecking order, followed by McLaren and then last year’s runner-up Ferrari. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa has clarified his recent assessment that the 2013 Ferrari is “on a different planet” compared to last year’s red car.
Although the Brazilian struggled for much of last season, the Maranello team and Fernando Alonso recovered sufficiently so that the Spaniard was a title challenger right until the last lap. Read more... (180 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
After his first day at the wheel in 2013, Fernando Alonso on Tuesday had a stiff neck and a cautious round of optimism about the new Ferrari.
The Spaniard said he was “reasonably pleased” with his day of work in Barcelona, which left him third on the timesheet and a hundredth ahead of his 2012 title rival Sebastian Vettel. Read more... (260 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Pat Fry has contradicted reports Ferrari is heading into the 2013 season with another fundamentally-flawed formula one car.
Last year, the famous Italian team had a memorably bad start to the championship with the F2012′s initial configuration. Read more... (283 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Ferrari appeared to find its way with the new F138 car following a difficult start at Jerez. That is the summary of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, who told Germany’s Sport Bild he noticed Felipe Massa struggling with the new red car at the beginning of the first winter test. Read more... (244 words, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Ferrari on Friday denied rumours Fernando Alonso is nursing an injury.
Most suspect that the Spaniard is sitting out the Jerez test this week so that the new F138 car can be ‘shaken down’ by Felipe Massa and Pedro de la Rosa ahead of Alonso’s debut on the much more representative Barcelona track. Read more... (128 words, estimated 31 secs reading time)
Pedro de la Rosa’s Ferrari career got off to a smoky start on Friday morning, as the first test of the 2013 pre-season wraps up in southern Spain.
Taking over from Felipe Massa at Jerez, as Fernando Alonso trains in Dubai, the team’s new development driver and Spaniard de la Rosa was on only his second installation lap when he “stopped on track”. Read more... (147 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa emotions were in the brazing zone on Thursday, despite putting Ferrari’s new F138 on top of the test timesheets at Jerez.
“It means nothing,” said the Brazilian. “Several teams have very quick and well balanced cars and so I am 100 per cent keeping my feet on the ground.” Read more... (389 words, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)