Ferrari has made clear it is keeping a close eye on Sergio Perez’s progress. The Mexican driver seemed at the very front of the queue for struggling Felipe Massa’s seat recently, until Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said Perez needs “more experience” before he is a candidate to drive for the famous team. Read more... (219 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Ferrari has set its sights on pole position in Valencia next weekend.
Since struggling to get out of Q1 early this season, the famous Italian team invested heavily in the F2012 car and in Canada last weekend Fernando Alonso was a genuine challenger for victory. The Spaniard is also right in the hunt for the championship, with the latest exhaust developments in Montreal having worked especially well. Read more... (158 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
F1 must acknowledge Europe’s financial crisis and cut costs urgently – that is the call of Luca di Montezemolo, president of Ferrari, the largest of the four Formula One teams that are headquartered in Europe outside of the UK. Read more... (235 words, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Rather than rue a lost victory, Fernando Alonso hailed Ferrari after the Canadian grand prix.
The Spaniard and former championship leader was at the head of the Montreal field late on Sunday, until his Pirelli tyres gave up their grip. His team, however, persevered with the one-stop strategy, while Sebastian Vettel gave up, pitted and ultimately passed him, and Lewis Hamilton won with the clearly superior two-stop strategy. Read more... (179 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso has tipped his Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa to keep up his new run of better form.
Earlier in the Montreal paddock, Brazilian Massa had admitted his recent struggles might cost him not only his Ferrari seat, but also his entire F1 career. Read more... (353 words, estimated 1:25 mins reading time)
Stefano Domenicali has not categorically denied reports Sebastian Vettel could be headed to Ferrari.
After the media reports surfaced in Monaco, Red Bull’s world champion denied claims he has signed a ‘pre-contract’ to move to the prestigious Maranello based team in 2014. But the same denial has not been forthcoming from Domenicali, Ferrari’s team principal. Read more... (276 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Lots of new and shiny upgrades could be seen in the Montreal paddock on Thursday.
Spanish sports daily Marca said the new exhaust on Ferrari’s car is a refined version of what the Italian team intended to debut on the F2012 at the start of the season. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said it is similar to McLaren’s solution. Read more... (249 words, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
Ferrari has denied claims it pays Fernando Alonso a cool EUR 30 million per season.
A French publication called Business Book GP 2012 had claimed the Spaniard is easily F1′s highest paid driver, with earnings almost equal to McLaren’s drivers put together. Read more... (177 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa has revealed he understands well that his results in the second half of the 2012 season will decide his future.
After a shot of better form for the Brazilian in Monaco, and team president Luca di Montezemolo saying Sergio Perez is too inexperienced to replace him, 31-year-old Massa’s hopes of staying at Ferrari have been boosted. Read more... (305 words, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)
Sergio Perez is not a leading candidate to replace Felipe Massa next season, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said.
“We never take a decision before the second half of the season,” the Italian told Reuters. Read more... (164 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)