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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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Marco Mattiacci to Lead the Gestione Sportiva

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

Marco Mattiacci to Lead the Gestione Sportiva

Ferrari announces that, as from today, it has appointed Marco Mattiacci, current President and CEO of Ferrari North America, as the new head of the Gestione Sportiva. Source: Ferrari Media

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Blancpain Endurance Series Opener Results

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Blancpain Endurance Series Opener Results

There were two wins for Ferrari in the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series. The outright win went to the ART Grand Prix McLaren driven by Gregoire Demoustier, Alexandre Premat and Alvaro Parente, while Ferrari took victory in the Pro-Am Cup and the Gentlemen Trophy. AF Corse’s number 50 car won the Pro-Am Cup with Andrew Danyliw, Simon Knap e Andrea Sonvico driving to eighth place overall, thus beating the Roal Motorsport BMW Z4 and the Pro GT by Almeras Porsche 997 GT3 R. Celebrating in the Gentlemen Trophy were Pierre Ehret,...

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Stefano Domenicali Resigns

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | 0 comments

Stefano Domenicali Resigns

Stefano Domenicali has decided to resign from his position as Director of the Gestione Sportiva. “There are special moments that come along in everyone’s professional life, when one needs courage to take difficult and very agonising decisions,” said Domenicali. “It is time for a significant change. As the boss, I take responsibility, as I have always done, for our current situation. This decision has been taken with the aim of doing something to shake things up and for the good of this group of people that I feel very close to. With all my...

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Monza: 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series Opener

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Monza: 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series Opener

The long wait has come to an end. Next weekend, on the Autodromo Nazionale Di Monza, the contenders in the Blancpain Endurance Series 2014 will finally know how good they have prepared themselves for the new season. Ever since its creation in 2011, the Blancpain Endurance Series has been the best supported and most competitive GT competition in the world. 40 impressive GT3 cars, entered by some of the most professional teams and driven by a plethora of top notch racers, will form the impressive grid on the asphalt of the fabled Italian...

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Record Bonus Awarded to Ferrari Employees

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Record Bonus Awarded to Ferrari Employees

Ferrari has announced that its production bonus for employees for 2013 will amount to 4,096 euro, the highest ever awarded in the company’s history. The production bonus is in recognition of the excellent financial results achieved last year, not least of which were record profits, in addition to other parameters, such as levels of quality. This means that, on top of the two advances of 1,000 euro each already received, Ferrari employees will find an extra 2,096 euro in their pay packets this month. For a young employee hired recently, this...

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