With speculation rife that Felipe Massa may lose his Ferrari seat sooner rather than later, driver Vitaly Petrov has said he believes the Brazilian driver could be in danger of being ousted before the end of the 2012 Formula One season. Read more... (126 words, estimated 30 secs reading time)
Ferrari has played down rumours it is close to immediately ousting Felipe Massa, insisting it is possible the struggling Brazilian will still be in a red car next year. On Twitter, the famous Italian team said the latest rumours – including a claim that former Virgin driver Jerome d’Ambrosio is a candidate to replace Massa in 2012 – are “funny”. Read more... (337 words, estimated 1:21 mins reading time)
Rumours surrounding the future of Felipe Massa continue with Jerome d’Ambrosio being the latest driver linked to the Ferrari driver’s race seat.
Many in the paddock believe that either Mark Webber or Sergio Perez are more likely to be a long term solution for Ferrari, however some believe that the scarlet-clad team may be looking for a short-term solution – and d’Ambrosio may be the answer. Read more... (146 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Even amid the chaos of the 2012 pecking order, the star performer is obvious.vThat is the view of former F1 driver Christian Klien, who confirmed to the Austrian news agency APA that one of his current roles is a simulator driver for the sport’s latest winning team, Williams. Read more... (398 words, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
Felipe Massa’s F1 career appears to be on the brink of collapse. Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali left Barcelona insisting he expects the struggling Brazilian to “fight back starting in Monaco”.
“We absolutely need his points to also fight for the constructors’ title,” he said. Read more... (384 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
Rumours that Felipe Massa is now on his last legs at Ferrari are beginning to gain in volume.
Team boss Stefano Domenicali fueled the speculation on Sunday by insisting Ferrari expects the struggling Brazilian to “fight back starting in Monaco”.
“We absolutely need his points to also fight for the constructors’ title,” said the Italian. Read more... (269 words, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Stefano Domenicali has ruled out responding to Ferrari’s latest crisis with the old ‘rolling heads’ technique.
One perception in the paddock is that the fabled Italian team, under intense pressure from the Tifosi and president Luca di Montezemolo, often reacts by emotionally shedding staff, with Aldo Costa and Chris Dyer the obvious recent examples. So, having installed new faces including Pat Fry but still struggling with the latest F2012 project, will boss Domenicali set heads rolling again? Read more... (205 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso has denied Ferrari is on the verge of giving up on the 2012 championship.
The Maranello based team has brought significant updates to its so far disappointing F2012 car for this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Imagining the single seater doesn’t make a major step forward in Barcelona, Alonso was asked whether Ferrari might start turning its focus to an all-new project for 2013. Read more... (186 words, estimated 45 secs reading time)
Rubens Barrichello has alleged that Ferrari made a threat that might have ended his motor racing career during the infamous 2002 Austrian grand prix. Read more... (196 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
Paul di Resta has emerged as the latest candidate to possibly succeed struggling Felipe Massa at Ferrari.
Britain’s Mirror newspaper said the famous Maranello based team has “made enquiries” about the 26-year-old Scot’s current contract with Force India. The speculation follows Red Bull’s closing down of rumours linking Mark Webber with the switch, as Christian Horner and Dietrich Mateschitz suggested the Australian is set to continue beyond his 2012 contract. Read more... (180 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)