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Activity Behind the Calm

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

Activity Behind the Calm

The first part of the season, with races a long way from Europe, was not easy for Scuderia Ferrari. The week following the Bahrain Grand Prix brought various changes, including Marco Mattiacci being appointed to run the Gestione Sportiva following Stefano Domenicali’s resignation. There was also the first podium of the year in China, which provided a further boost for the whole team, while it keeps pushing on with the development of the car, aiming to improve its performance. Today, more than ever before, with under three weeks to go to the...

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No Let-Up After China

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

No Let-Up After China

The third place in China that popped out of an Easter egg, after a laborious start to the season, has provided an additional boost to the crew of Scuderia Ferrari, as they tackle the heavy workload that awaits them at home in the three weeks prior to the next round of the championship in Spain. The updates brought to the Chinese Grand Prix saw the F14 T claw back some of the gap to the leaders and to improve when compared to the Mercedes team’s closest pursuers. In working on getting the most out of the car, nothing was ignored. And now that...

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Chinese GP: A Work in Progress

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

Chinese GP: A Work in Progress

Fernando Alonso: “After a difficult start to the season, this podium is a confidence boost for the whole team, providing extra motivation for all those who are doing their best to close the gap to the front. And I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano, as everything we do up to July will also be the result of his efforts. We have definitely made a step forward, because compared to two weeks ago, we have partly closed the gap to the leaders, but we are well aware there’s still a long way to go and we have to keep our feet on the...

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FIA WEC Championship: Silverstone

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

FIA WEC Championship: Silverstone

It was a bitter Easter for Ferrari in the first race of the FIA WEC (World Endurance Championship) in England. There was just one podium to show from the two categories in which the Maranello company was involved, the LMGTE PRO and the LMGTE AM. The race was characterised by rain, which had such an effect on the competition that it even drew proceedings to a halt almost half an hour early. The race director was forced to bring out the Safety Car because of the intensity of the rain and shortly afterwards he had to call time on what should...

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Chinese GP: Results (Spoiler Alert)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

Chinese GP: Results (Spoiler Alert)

Scuderia Ferrari’s short term aim coming into this race was to be the best of the pack of teams chasing Mercedes and today that was the case, with Fernando Alonso taking a fine third place behind the all conquering Anglo-German team. Lewis Hamilton took his third straight win, ahead of Nico Rosberg, who still leads the Drivers’ championship – Fernando is up to third. Kimi Raikkonen in the second F14 T made up three places off the grid, to finish eighth. As the lights went out, Hamilton led from pole, Ricciardo got bogged down from second...

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“Unique Pedigree, Impressive Pride.”

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

“Unique Pedigree, Impressive Pride.”

The new Head of the Gestione Sportiva, Marco Mattiacci met the Formula 1 media for the first time today in the Shanghai International Circuit paddock. Here is what he was asked and what he had to say. You come here relatively unknown to Formula 1 people. I think even Fernando and Kimi say they knew very little about you. Do you feel you have got a big mission to prove yourself to win the sceptics over? MM: It is very motivating for me. I accept it because I think sometimes, you can bring a new perspective looking at issues and opportunities,...

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Simeone Museum Demo Day April 12, 2014

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Simeone Museum Demo Day April 12, 2014

Fans of the Prancing Horse got the opportunity to experience an intimate view of 5 of Ferrari’s greatest race cars on a beautiful late spring day at the world renowned Simeone Foundation Museum near Philadelphia, on Saturday April 12. A rarity among automotive museums, Simeone invites fans to see and hear some of the greatest racing machines in history as they stretch their legs. The scream of iconic V-12’s in some of the most beautiful bodies ever designed for race cars was joined by the magic sound of the monster 4 cylinder of well known...

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Bruni Aiming for Repeat, Calado Debuts

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing, Video | 0 comments

Bruni Aiming for Repeat, Calado Debuts

Sunday at Silverstone sees the first round of the FIA WEC series, the World Endurance Championship in which Ferrari will be aiming to repeat its triple title winning exploits of 2013. This time AF Corse has decided to field two very different crews in the LMGTE PRO category. World Champion “Gimmi” Bruni will team up with experienced Finn Toni Vilander in car 51, while at the wheel of the other 458 Italia GT2, car 71 will be two young drivers. One is a test driver for the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team, the Italian Davide Rigon and the...

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FIA WEC Season Gets Underway

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | 0 comments

FIA WEC Season Gets Underway

Sunday at Silverstone sees the first round of the FIA WEC series, the World Endurance Championship in which Ferrari will be aiming to repeat its triple title winning exploits of 2013. Last year, the 458 Italia GT2 secured the Constructors’, Drivers’ with Gimmi Bruni and Teams’ with AF Corse. This time AF Corse has decided to field two very different crews in the LMGTE PRO category. World Champion “Gimmi” Bruni will team up with experienced Finn Toni Vilander in car 51, while at the wheel of the other 458 Italia GT2, car 71 will be two young...

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Another Of The Old Guard Passes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Another Of The Old Guard Passes

Above in Image: Ener Vecchi, 4th from left, helps the Maestro Juan Manuel Fangio at Reims in 1956. Ener Vecchi, one of the historic Ferrari mechanics, passed away on March 14 (?), 2014, at age 93. When his regular schooling was interrupted by WW2, Vecchi went to Sicilia for the military service, and became mechanic for the Italian air force, until the end of the hostilities. Back home to Emilia, and strong of his experience in the military, Vecchi had little trouble getting a job as an apprentice at Auto Avio Costruzioni on September 18,...

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