Ferrari has confirmed reports it already has a V6 engine up and running.
We reported a fortnight ago that F1′s likely three engine manufacturers for 2014 – Ferrari, Renault and Mercedes – are hard at work on their new turbo designs for the radical new regulations. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said their plans are now “in phase two”, meaning they are no longer working only with prototypes. Read more... (205 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
The days after Monza’s Italian grand prix could be crucial as Ferrari contemplates its driver lineup for 2013.
Italy’s Autosprint reports that the famous Maranello based squad is almost certainly planning to field development drivers Jules Bianchi and Davide Rigon at Magny Cours. Read more... (142 words, estimated 34 secs reading time)
Ferrari, whose Fernando Alonso is leading the world championship, is also the team with the fastest pit crew so far in 2012.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport has found that the Italian squad’s tyre-changing crew is on average a touch under two tenths faster than reigning champions Red Bull per pitstop. It is a remarkable turnaround for Maranello based Ferrari, who were reportedly in the pitstop “midfield” in the same mid-season ranking a year ago. Read more... (187 words, estimated 45 secs reading time)
Felipe Massa has admitted his future remains unclear, despite talks with Ferrari about the 2013 season having begun “a long time ago”.
The Brazilian, who is 13 places and 139 points behind his teammate Fernando Alonso in the drivers’ championship, is at risk of seeing his Ferrari career end after seven seasons. Read more... (361 words, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
The forthcoming races are “very important” to Felipe Massa’s future according to Stefano Domenicali, apparently rejecting reports the famous Maranello team has already decided to drop the Brazilian at the end of the current season. At the same time, however, Domenicali indicated that Massa has work to do if he is to secure a new deal for 2013. Read more... (209 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Another publication is reporting rumours McLaren will follow Ferrari’s lead in opting for innovative pull-rod front and rear suspension for its 2013 car. Read more... (223 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
A reportedly “furious” Ferrari has hit back at Red Bull, after the reigning champions suggested the famous Italian team broke the rules “for a year”. Read more... (220 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Alongside the high-profile champions Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button, a hatful of candidates are also in the running to secure the second Ferrari seat next year. That is the claim of Blick (Switzerland) and La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy) newspapers, admitting that Raikkonen and Button are much more likely to stay with their respective current teams – Lotus and McLaren – in 2013. Read more... (144 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Red Bull has hit back at the latest technical controversy by insisting Ferrari was the first on the grid with a hand-operated adjuster. Read more... (144 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Stefano Domenicali has warned that Ferrari is only on the market for a number two driver.
With the 2013 option on Felipe Massa’s contract running out last week, a large number of drivers have been linked to his seat for next season. Reportedly the latest on the list is the team’s 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. Read more... (345 words, estimated 1:23 mins reading time)