Tifosi favourite Fernando Alonso will not have to move five places down Sunday’s Italian grand prix grid.
Some broadcasters on Friday said there was a risk the Spaniard, who endured a bad practice Friday at Ferrari’s home Monza circuit, would cop a penalty for his gearbox breakdown. But technical director Pat Fry explained: “Gearboxes are free on Friday obviously.” Read more... (167 words, estimated 40 secs reading time)
F1 power players Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt on Friday met with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo at the fabled Italian team’s Maranello headquarters.
Ferrari admitted the meeting was “cordial and productive”, but it comes at a fascinating and awkward time for formula one, as all three sides clash over key issues. Read more... (276 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
With a seat alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2013 F1 season still up from grabs, Felipe Massa has insisted that there is no better alternative to him on the current driver market. Read more... (208 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Ferrari has at least a trio of drivers on tenterhooks, as it considers the future of Felipe Massa.
“I hope it will not take very long,” the Brazilian, who is pushing hard to up his game and secure a new contract, said at Monza. “I cannot wait until there are just two races left,” he is quoted by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo. Read more... (248 words, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)
Felipe Massa must continue his race-by-race quest for a new Ferrari contract, boss Stefano Domenicali has suggested.
After F1′s five-week summer break, he went into the Belgian grand prix last weekend acknowledging that the remaining races of 2012 are crucial “regarding my future”. Read more... (167 words, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Stefano Domenicali has said that Ferrari will not be announcing it’s 2013 lineup at the Italian Grand Prix. Read more... (226 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Nicholas Tombazis has admitted he feared for his job after launching the 2012 Ferrari early this year. Through an impressive development programme, and the skilled racing of Fernando Alonso, the red F2012 now leads the drivers’ championship. But it was more than a shaky start, and the team’s Athens-born chief designer Tombazis admitted it was a career low point. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Nico Hulkenberg has described as “speculation” reports he could be headed to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa in 2013.
After taking some time to settle back into racing this year following a season on the bench, the former Williams driver has impressed at Force India in recent grands prix. Read more... (126 words, estimated 30 secs reading time)
Nico Hulkenberg is the latest driver to be rumoured to be replacing Felipe Massa at Ferrari in 2013. However the German driver has said that the rumours are merely “speculation”.
After taking some time to settle back into racing this year following a season on the bench, the former Williams driver has impressed at Force India in recent grands prix. Read more... (137 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Alex Zanardi thinks it is now “inevitable” Ferrari will replace Felipe Massa at the end of the season.
The Italian, whose return to F1 in 1999 ended after just one disappointing season with Williams, thinks struggling Brazilian Massa has “run out of excuses” as he continues to flounder behind his standout teammate Fernando Alonso. Read more... (431 words, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)