Ferrari will close its wind tunnel for a period this forthcoming winter in order to ensure the Maranello facility is working properly.
Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport said the move follows the famous team’s concerns that the data produced by the tunnel has not been totally reliable in recent years. Read more... (153 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
A Ferrari spokesman has dismissed reports Felipe Massa is now definitely staying for an eighth consecutive season in 2013.
“Not true,” the spokesman told Spanish sports newspaper Marca, responding to the rumours. “Felipe has not signed anything yet,” he insisted. Read more... (209 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
With the 2013 grid now coming together, Felipe Massa said on Friday he has a good chance to stay at Ferrari.
After McLaren and Mercedes announced their driver lineups for next year, Brazilian Massa was asked about the latest speculation that he is heading for a new Ferrari contract. It follows Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo telling Autosprint that he will make the final decision in “two or three days”. Read more... (136 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
A decision about Felipe Massa’s future at Ferrari could be made within “days”.
Reports in recent days have suggested that, despite the waves of speculation earlier this year, the Italian team has in fact decided to keep the Brazilian alongside Fernando Alonso in 2013. Read more... (79 words, estimated 19 secs reading time)
Amid reports Felipe Massa is close to securing a new contract for 2013, team boss Stefano Domenicali insists Ferrari is in “no hurry” to make a decision.
“At this point I have nothing to add,” he is quoted by Spain’s AS sports newspaper. Read more... (192 words, estimated 46 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa has admitted he is “very close” to agreeing a new deal to stay with Ferrari in 2013.
Blick newspaper reported this week that Ferrari is set to keep the Brazilian for an eighth consecutive season next year, with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport agreeing that an announcement could be imminent. Read more... (275 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso has urged Ferrari to give him a better car to keep defending his diminishing lead in the world championship.
The Spaniard saw his 37-point lead become 29 on Sunday, as Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won under the Singapore lights. Alonso, despite going into the race weekend with high hopes, could manage just third place at the chequered flag, having qualified fifth. Read more... (217 words, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso has admitted to having a “laugh” when he read the names of certain supposed candidates to be his Ferrari teammate in 2013.
Officially, the Italian team quoted its Spanish ‘number 1′ as saying in Singapore: “Looking at all the names that the media have been putting forward as a replacement, I’m not sure if you realise quite how much Felipe has achieved in Formula One”. Read more... (256 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Flavio Briatore thinks Ferrari should sign Felipe Massa for another season.
The Italian team is openly undecided over its choice of teammate for Fernando Alonso next year, but former Renault boss Briatore said: “I would keep Massa for another year”. Read more... (283 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Finnish reports say Heikki Kovalainen’s management have been summoned to Maranello. The speculation follows Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo ruling out Sergio Perez as Felipe Massa’s 2013 successor, due to his lack of experience. Read more... (184 words, estimated 44 secs reading time)