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Malaysian GP: Qualifying Results

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off

Malaysian GP: Qualifying Results

Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari will line up on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix, after qualifying second in a session hit by a massive storm. The rain arrived at the Malaysian track towards the end of the second part of the session and that meant Kimi Raikkonen, eleventh at the time in 1.42.173, was unable to make the cut into the top ten. In the delayed final part, the German steered his SF15-T to second, running two sets of intermediate tyres, with a best lap of 1.49.908, splitting the two Mercedes of Lewis...

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Esteban on Sepang

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off

Esteban on Sepang

“Sepang is generally a circuit the drivers like a lot, even though it is very demanding, especially in terms of the high temperatures,” says Esteban Gutiérrez, Scuderia Ferrari’s third driver, in conversation on the topic of the Malaysian circuit with ferrari.com. “Cooling some of the car’s mechanical components is a very important aspect, because while one is always trying to run things right on the limit, on the other one must not forget this race takes place in very hot and humid conditions. For example, on the aerodynamic front, clearly...

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Mahindra in Talks to Buy Pininfarina

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Mahindra in Talks to Buy Pininfarina

  From Bloomberg Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India’s largest maker of sport-utility vehicles, is in talks to buy Italian auto design and engineering company Pininfarina SpA, according to people familiar with the matter. Mahindra is closing in on the purchase of the company that designed the Ferrari Testarossa after weeks of talks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. Negotiations are continuing and could still fall apart, the people said. Pininfarina’s shares rose as much as 10 percent...

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Sepang: Heat & Humidity the First Adversary

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Sepang: Heat & Humidity the First Adversary

The Malaysian weather is one of the most talked about topics over the race weekend, because the challenges that have to be met, both mechanical and physical are definitely demanding. “As far as the power unit is concerned, Sepang would be considered a medium difficulty track, but the high temperatures and especially the level of humidity means that cooling of the various components is a critical factor,” Lorenzo Sassi, Chief Designer Power Unit, told ferrari.com. “Fortunately, the turbo, unlike the normally aspirated engine, can compensate...

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Ferrari Chairman Raises Fiat Chrysler Stake

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Ferrari Chairman Raises Fiat Chrysler Stake

From Reuters - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has increased his voting stake in the carmaker to nearly 1 percent after benefiting from a stock grant plan, just as the company readies to spin off luxury brand Ferrari. The stake makes him one of the largest individual shareholders in FCA, the world’s seventh-biggest carmaker, whose share price has soared 75 percent since the Ferrari spin-off was announced in October. A higher stake will also increase Marchionne’s sway at Ferrari, of which he is the...

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International GT Open Has Ferrari GT Entries

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

International GT Open Has Ferrari GT Entries

Balfe Motorsport will be contesting five rounds of the International GT Open this year. The UK outfit of GT enthusiasts has been visiting the series regularly in the past and intends to step up its effort this year. At the moment, it plans to be present at Estoril, Silverstone, Spa, Monza and Barcelona with its 458 GT3, entrusted to its usual pair formed of Shaun Balfe and Phil Keen. “We are a family team and race for fun, although we aim at doing things professionally”, explains Shaun Balfe, “We always enjoy a lot our GT Open outings and aim...

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VDEV Endurance: Double Podium in Barcelona

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

VDEV Endurance: Double Podium in Barcelona

Ferrari customer teams opened their account in the VdeV Endurance championship with a double podium. In the 4 Hours held in Barcelona, the 458 Italias fought with honour against hardened opposition who were taking no prisoners. A race in the lead. There were stand out performances from the Akka ASP number 84 car and the Visiom number 2 machine. The crew of 84, the expert Jean-Luc Beaubelique, the former IndyCar driver Tristan Vautier and the American Dominique Bastien started from the front row, only beaten in qualifying by the Mosler driven...

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Double Podium for Ferrari at Sebring

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Double Podium for Ferrari at Sebring

Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring saw a trio of Ferrari 458 Italias build on Ferrari’s legacy of success at the famed endurance classic. GT-Le Mans. Narrowly missing on the team’s fourth victory at Sebring was the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari, shared by former Scuderia Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella, Pierre Kaffer, and Andrea Bertolini, stayed in contention for the GT-LeMans victory throughout a long day of close competition in which seven cars battled on the lead lap throughout most of the race. Kaffer guided...

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2015 Blancpain GT Series Most Competitive Yet

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

2015 Blancpain GT Series Most Competitive Yet

In the Blancpain Endurance Series, no fewer than 56 cars are heading for the first race in Monza, on April 12th, with 16 of them being Ferrari GT3s. The PRO-AM Cup of the Blancpain Endurance Series can count on an excellent variety of GT3 cars among the 22 entered for the 2015 season. Scuderia Villorba Corse will do their utmost to defend their title, but they are not the only ones to put their trust in the redoubtable Ferrari 458 Italia. No fewer than nine 458s will grace the Pro-Am Cup grids this year. After being absent for most of 2014,...

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Wide Variety of Ferraris at Amelia Island 2015

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Wide Variety of Ferraris at Amelia Island 2015

Held on March 15, 2015, the 20th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance saw an impressive display of automobiles covering a wide range of makes and models. Sir Stirling Moss was honored for the second time, becoming the first 2-time honoree, and a number of his former mounts were in attendance including the ‘722’ Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, W196, Ferrari 290 MM (s/n 0628), 250 TR61 (s/n 0794 TR), 250 GT Speciale (s/n 2643 GT) and 250 GTO (s/n 3505 GT) among others. In total, 28 Ferraris were displayed on the lawn. Some of the highlights included...

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