Fernando Alonso has dismissed as “not true” reports in the Italian press of a post-qualifying row with Ferrari team members in India last weekend.
La Stampa newspaper claimed the Spaniard took exception to media comments by Ferrari’s British technical director Pat Fry, and threatened to publish a ‘tweet’ about a lack of aerodynamic progress during his fading 2012 title battle. Read more... (316 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso almost lost his temper ahead of last Sunday’s Indian grand prix, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reports.
The newspaper said the Spaniard was furious after the Maranello based team’s technical boss Pat Fry blamed the drivers for a sub-standard qualifying performance. Read more... (357 words, estimated 1:26 mins reading time)
The ‘Vettel to Ferrari’ story that emerged with renewed vigour in recent days was planted to disrupt Red Bull, Dr Helmut Marko has suggested. Read more... (153 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
Ferrari’s F1 cars will still be wearing the Italian navy flag logo during Sunday’s Indian grand prix, despite a huge controversy.
With the government and other Indian officials furious at the saga, the FIA has remained completely quiet on the issue, despite its foremost statute about refraining from politics. Read more... (193 words, estimated 46 secs reading time)
Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to “look” into a burgeoning controversy about Ferrari’s decision to run an Italian navy flag logo on its F1 livery this weekend in India. Read more... (207 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Ferrari insists it is not trying to play partisan international politics by wearing the flag of the Italian navy on its F1 livery in India this weekend. Read more... (235 words, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso has reportedly criticised Ferrari’s lack of progress in recent weeks, as he pushes to regain his recently-lost championship lead to Red Bull’s dominant Sebastian Vettel.
“While there is little talk from other teams but many updates,” he is quoted by the German broadcaster RTL, “we have a lot of talk but very little updates.” Read more... (216 words, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Ferrari has defended its decision to keep Felipe Massa at the famous team beyond 2012.
Earlier this year, it seemed certain the Maranello outfit would replace the struggling Brazilian for 2013, with Nico Hulkenberg, Paul di Resta and Sergio Perez among the touted candidates. But Massa, 31, has enjoyed a surge of form in recent grands prix, securing at least an eighth consecutive season at Ferrari next year. The decision has been criticised in some quarters. Read more... (169 words, estimated 41 secs reading time)
Two tenths of a second could ensure Fernando Alonso is able to win the 2012 world championship.
“We need to find at least two tenths,” Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read more... (243 words, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Ferrari raced an all-new Red Bull-style exhaust on only Felipe Massa’s car in Korea last weekend, according to the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos.
The news would explain the Brazilian driver’s better pace than teammate Fernando Alonso in the sister F2012, and also the Spaniard’s confidence that he is still in the running to beat Sebastian Vettel to the title despite a new 6-point championship deficit and Red Bull’s recent dominance. Read more... (195 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)