RAIKKONEN USES ALTERNATIVE TWO-STOP STRATEGY TO CLAIM SECOND PLACE ON PENULTIMATE LAP AND CHALLENGE FOR THE LEAD The spectacular Bahrain Grand Prix, held under lights in the evening with falling track and ambient temperatures, provided a high-speed tactical battle, during which drivers chose an assortment of two-stop and three-stop strategies.
Ferrari: Finali Mondiali from 3 to 6 December in Abu Dhabi Maranello 7 November – From 3 to 6 December, Abu Dhabi’s spectacular Yas Marina circuit will host the 2014 Finali Mondiali Ferrari, which therefore takes place outside Europe for the first time. The event features four days of excitement and spectacle, of the sort […]
High specification for new three-door special edition Three-door only with standard Titanium Silver metallic paintwork Manual and auto versions available with 1.25-litre 84bhp engine Priced at £11,895 (manual) and £12,495 (auto) On sale now Kia’s popular city-car Picanto range has been widened with a new highly-specified special edition model – the Picanto Quantum. Forming part […]
Sepang, 28 March – While there is the usual excitement and sense of anticipation regarding Sunday’s Malaysia Grand Prix, it seemed very much like business as usual in the Sepang paddock. Engineers and mechanics were going about their tasks almost as if these new Formula 1 cars had been around for a long while and […]
AUSTRALIAN GP – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Fernando Alonso: “On the first Friday of the season, there’s always a bit more tension. It’s the start of a new championship and there is the feeling of general expectation to see how things we worked on during the winter are functioning.
Melbourne, 14 March – The hype surrounding the 2014 technical rules was stirring up even before the end of the previous season and then it reached fever pitch, as many cars really struggled to make it to the end of pit lane, let alone complete the huge mileages usually associated with the “winter test series.”
12H ITALY-MUGELLO TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Mugello, 11 March – The 2014 season at Mugello is to begin with an endurance motor race of international standing. This year, in fact, the 24H Series will make its first appearance in Italy with a round at Mugello’s Autodromo Internazionale. The race will feature more than […]
ALLISON: “WE’VE ACQUIRED A LOT OF IMPORTANT DATA” Sakhir, 24 February – Scuderia Ferrari’s path to the start of the 2014 Formula 1 season has now reached two thirds distance. Eight of the twelve test days available are now archived, but there is still a raft of things to understand and perfect given the host […]
Sepang, 23 February – The first Ferrari Racing Days held in Asia ended with the biggest parade of Ferrari cars ever seen Malaysia. The cars lapped the Sepang circuit for a long while and at a sedate pace, so the spectators in the grandstands could enjoy this magical spectacle to the full. Apart this truly […]
FLORIDA WINTER SERIES – MIDWAY Maranello, 11 February – It’s time for a progress report on the Florida Winter Series as it reaches the midpoint, after the first two events at Sebring and Palm Beach. Over to Luca Baldisserri, head of the Ferrari Driver Academy, who are involved in organising the series in a short […]
SURTEES TURNS 80 – MONTEZEMOLO: “A DEAR FRIEND AND AN EXTRAORDINARY CHAMPION” Maranello, 11 February – Reaching the age of eighty is a wonderful landmark, as are the many and great landmarks first achieved by John Surtees in his time as a racer on two and four wheels.
MASSA TO DEBUT NEW FERRARI Maranello, 24 January – It will fall to Felipe Massa to give the car that Ferrari will use in this year’s Formula 1 World Championship its track debut. The Brazilian will begin work on development of the new car, starting on 5 February at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, […]
Madonna di Campiglio, 12 January -The snow-capped mountains of Madonna di Campiglio are more used to hosting alpine skiing champions on their slopes for World Cup downhill races, but today they provided the backdrop to a most unusual parallel slalom race.