Nov.19 (GMM) Stefano Domenicali had his head held high when he answered a clear “yes” to a post-race question from the media on Sunday.
Just before the race, Ferrari’s team boss had approved mechanics breaking a seal on Felipe Massa’s gearbox not to fix the unit, but simply to create a penalty that would benefit Fernando Alonso. Read more... (389 words, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
Ferrari on Sunday sparked a pre-race controversy by deliberately inflicting a penalty on Felipe Massa.
A long-life gearbox rule means that breaking an official FIA ‘seal’ – usually necessary only in the event of a technical problem – incurs a five-place grid penalty. Read more... (330 words, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
Ferrari is still pushing hard to give Fernando Alonso a title-winning Ferrari for the final back-to-back head-to-head with Sebastian Vettel. Read more... (328 words, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
Kimi Raikkonen has admitted it was a “relief” when his lucrative deal with Ferrari ended in 2009. Read more... (231 words, estimated 55 secs reading time)
Ferrari this week asked a question to the FIA about championship contender Red Bull’s car, according to the Spanish sports daily AS.
The report said Ferrari, whose Fernando Alonso is pushing to catch runaway title leader Sebastian Vettel, asked the governing body if Red Bull is allowed to use a system whereby it changes the fluid levels of two tanks between qualifying and the race. Read more... (144 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Nico Hulkenberg sounds open about a future at Ferrari.
Earlier, the German denied suggestions he is only switching from Force India to Ferrari-powered Sauber next year in order to pave a road to the fabled Maranello team. Read more... (118 words, estimated 28 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa has revealed he can “understand” why he has not always been driving a car in the same specification as teammate Fernando Alonso at recent races.
It emerged in India last weekend that Brazilian Massa’s Ferrari was a specification behind championship contender Alonso’s, and it is believed the same will be true in Abu Dhabi as well. Read more... (181 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday denied he agreed to switch to Sauber next year only to bolster his chances of driving for Ferrari one day.
Former F1 driver turned British Sky television pundit Johnny Herbert expressed surprise at the German’s decision to move from Force India, describing as a “sideways” step. Read more... (202 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
Ferrari is focused on improving the rear wing of its 2012 car, as Fernando Alonso pushes to rescue his dwindling championship challenge to Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the Italian team has acknowledged that while Red Bull is not far away in race pace, the F2012 is struggling primarily in qualifying. Read more... (221 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Although committing to Lotus for another season, Kimi Raikkonen is not ruling out a return to his former teams McLaren or Ferrari in the future. Read more... (299 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)