Stefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari will probably not field the fastest car at the 2013 season opener next month.
Indeed, based on the results of the opening two tests of the pre-season, most rivals and pundits think world champion Red Bull is still in the lead. Veteran correspondent Roger Benoit, of the Swiss newspaper Blick, ranks Lotus second in his early 2013 pecking order, followed by McLaren and then last year’s runner-up Ferrari. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Ferrari is expecting another closely-fought world championship contest in 2013.
Last year, no fewer than six separate teams won grands prix – a rarity in formula one – and for 2013 the regulations are not changing significantly. Read more... (262 words, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
The opening races of this season’s world championship will be crucial, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.
In 2012, runner-up Ferrari had a dire start to its campaign, while eventual champion Red Bull also took some time to establish its full potential. But with the sweeping rule changes of 2014 looming large, Domenicali said the dynamics of this season’s battle will be different. Read more... (243 words, estimated 58 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)
Stefano Domenicali has dismissed claims Lewis Hamilton has made a bad choice by electing to move from McLaren to Mercedes.
Told by an interviewer it might not be the wisest choice for the 2008 world champion, Ferrari team boss Domenicali said: “Mercedes has enormous potential. Read more... (254 words, estimated 1:01 mins 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 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)
Stefano Domenicali has admitted the F1 fraternity may initially struggle to adapt to the “new noise” of 2014.
The sport is preparing to move from deafening V8 power to the comparatively-sedate turbo tones of V6 engines. One aspect of the radical new rules is the requirement for the cars to be totally silent, relying only on electric power, whilst in the pitlane. Read more... (441 words, estimated 1:46 mins reading time)
Stefano Domenicali has blamed the lack of F1 private testing for the sport’s failure to produce bright new star drivers in recent times.
With the sport moving to reduce its exorbitant costs, expensive track testing has become almost a thing of the past. Now, the few pre-season tests are used exclusively for car development and the race drivers, and even the new mid-season test – held at Mugello this year – has been scrapped for 2013. Read more... (271 words, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)