Dietrich Mateschitz, owner of the Red Bull team, insists he is not worried about reports Sebastian Vettel is considering a switch to Ferrari.
Speculation the reigning double world champion has inked some sort of ‘pre-contract’ with the famous Italian team will not go away. Read more... (95 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
Mika Salo, a Ferrari driver in 1999, has tipped his former employer to drop Felipe Massa at the end of the season.
Speculation about the seat alongside Fernando Alonso remains rampant, despite Mark Webber signing a new deal for 2013 with Red Bull. But at Hockenheim, Brazilian Massa insisted the news about the Australian is not significant. Read more... (270 words, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Ferrari and Mercedes will test at the former French grand prix venue at Magny Cours in mid September.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the circuit is one of no fewer than three venues selected by F1 teams to complete their allowed days of ‘young driver’ running in 2012. The magazine said the three-venue solution is a farcical outcome, after the scheduled end-of-season Abu Dhabi test plans disintegrated due to team disharmony. Read more... (161 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Ferrari has only just scraped into the top-15 in a list of the world’s most valuable sports teams.
Forbes magazine said English football club Manchester United tops the list with an estimated worth of $2.23 billion, ahead of Real Madrid and then a roll-call of American football teams. The Dallas Cowboys is worth $1.85 billion, tied for third with the New York Yankees baseball team. Read more... (157 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa insists there will be “no reason” to leave Ferrari if he keeps up his improved form in 2012.
Last week, the Maranello team denied it is in a “hurry” to decide the identity of Fernando Alonso’s teammate for 2013. The team’s website columnist The Horse Whisperer also slammed the “rumourmongers” who have speculated about the likely candidates. Read more... (227 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Sebastian Vettel has once again denied that he may be heading towards current rivals, Ferrari.
Asked mischievously by the German newspaper Bild if he has any red clothes in his wardrobe already, the 25-year-old answered: “Ok, I can guess what you are after. Well, I definitely don’t have any Ferrari overalls!” Read more... (368 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
Ferrari has stepped on the throttle with the message it is in no hurry to decide Fernando Alonso’s 2013 teammate.
Earlier this week, we reported team boss Stefano Domenicali’s claim at Silverstone that “we are not in a hurry” to decide whether or not Felipe Massa gets a new contract. But has the Maranello marque’s situation changed, in light of Mark Webber’s re-signing with Red Bull, the Australian having admitted he had been in talks with Ferrari? Read more... (259 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Felipe Massa has revealed that in the midst of his post-injury slump, he turned sought therapy from a psychologist to help him regain his previous form.
With the Brazilian F1 driver last standing on a podium almost two years ago, some believed Ferrari’s patience after Massa’s recovery from serious head injuries in 2009 had finally run out. Read more... (182 words, estimated 44 secs reading time)
With rumours swirling that he might be moving to Ferrari next season, Mark Webber is doing little to quell the speculation. When quizzed at Silverstone over whether he will be signing with Red Bull or replacing Felipe Massa at Ferrari, Webber refused to be drawn, instead stating that decision time is getting closer. Read more... (224 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
So far this season, Felipe Massa’s form has been a hot topic in the media with many believing that the Brazilian could be ousted from his Ferrari seat at the end of the season. However Massa has admitted he stands a better chance of staying at Ferrari now that his form has improved. Read more... (189 words, estimated 45 secs reading time)