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Finali Mondiali: Ferrari Challenge North America and Asia Pacific

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Finali Mondiali: Ferrari Challenge North America and Asia Pacific

It was a day of doubles in the Ferrari Challenge North America and the Asia Pacific series, which ended today at the Yas Marina circuit. The North American Trofeo Pirelli series was dominated this year by Mexico’s Ricardo Perez and today he was the clear winner ahead of Henrik Hedman and Marc Muzzo. The Coppa Shell produced the only winner who hadn’t already taken a win yesterday: Canada’s Robert Herjavec actually won ahead of the pair that had been dominant this year, Chris Ruud and the American Darren Crystal. In the Asia Pacific series the...

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A French F40 LM Meant to Race…

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

A French F40 LM Meant to Race…

The F40 was so good, everyone wanted to race them. And so the F40 LM was born. From the authoritative text by historian Keith Bluemel: “From the chassis number, s/n 74045, it can be seen that it was not a regular series production car, whose chassis number range spans s/n’s 76624 to 95317, but one of the prototype models of the F40 series. It was actually prototype number 2, and initially used for “Esperienze Prove Strada” (road test experience), then used as a show car in the USA, and later sold to a Swiss client, René Herzog. “It was most...

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Ferrari Challenge North America and APAC: Party for Five

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Ferrari Challenge North America and APAC: Party for Five

Four winners but it was a party for five in the penultimate round of this season’s Ferrari Challenge North America and APAC. In fact, in this category, there was only one title left to be decided, the Pirelli Pro APAC and it went in favour of Philippe Prette, the Hong Kong driver who managed to bring home enough points to put the title out of reach of Australia’s Steve Wyatt. The race win went to Max Blancardi, who finished ahead of the aforementioned Prette and Angelo Negro. In the Coppa Shell, there was a surprise win for the Lebanese...

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Ferrari Challenge Europe: Di Amato, Perez Companc and Bianchi are Champions

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Ferrari Challenge Europe: Di Amato, Perez Companc and Bianchi are Champions

The Ferrari Challenge Europe championship has already been decided with one race still to go. Daniele Di Amato, Ezequiel Perez Companc and Massimiliano Bianchi took the titles in the Trofeo Pirelli Pro, the Trofeo Pirelli Am and the Coppa Shell respectively. Their victories came at the end of a dramatic race, which featured a lot of wheel to wheel action and thrilling passing moves, not all of them successful, thus leading to the occasional accident. No fewer than 44 Ferrari 458 Challenge Evo cars were on the grid and the first drama soon...

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Sebastian Gets Down to Business in Fiorano

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off

Sebastian Gets Down to Business in Fiorano

Last Saturday, Sebastian Vettel did his first laps as a Scuderia Ferrari driver, at the wheel of an F2012, at the Fiorano track. The German did around a hundred laps and it wasn’t just a case of getting to know the team, the track and the car’s systems: after a few cautious runs, he began to push and enjoy himself, even though the damp track meant conditions were tricky with less than optimal grip. In this video, you can see some spectacular highlights from Sebastian’s run, from which it’s clear that he is a determined character who really...

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World Premiere of the FXX K

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

World Premiere of the FXX K

Ferrari’s new FXX K research and development programme receives its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The laboratory-car is based on Maranello’s first hybrid model and will grace the world’s tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance. Unfettered by homologation and racing regulations, the FXX K will never be used in competition. It was, in fact, developed to be completely uncompromising,...

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Chinetti Saves the Day for Ferrari…

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Featured, News | Comments Off

Chinetti Saves the Day for Ferrari…

There was a time when Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team actually campaigned Formula One cars for Scuderia Ferrari! From the authoritative text by historian Arnaud Blanfuney: “Surtees became then the first man ever to win the double World Champion crowns – both as a motorcyclist and a motor racing driver, and remembers well these two races: ‘Mr. Ferrari had an argument with the Italian Automobile Club, and put the cars into American colors because of that, but the team was no different to what it had been all the year, and I...

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Vettel: “A Special Feeling.”

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off

Vettel: “A Special Feeling.”

This was the first weekend as a Scuderia Ferrari driver for Sebastian Vettel, who has been at Maranello from Saturday until today and has begun his work ahead of the new season. This morning the German driver took part in a meeting with Chairman Sergio Marchionne and the Sporting Department’s new Managing Director and Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene, with whom there was agreement about the work that lies ahead for the team in the short and medium term. Sebastian also met various engineers, among them James Allison with whom he analysed the...

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Ferrari Takes GT Constructors’ Title

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

Ferrari Takes GT Constructors’ Title

In the final round of the World Endurance Championship, the Sao Paulo 6 Hours at Interlagos, Ferrari made a clean sweep of it to take the Constructors’ title in the GT class. The win came after a thrilling race which finished behind the Safety Car. 25 minutes before the chequered flag and accident involving Mark Webber’s Porsche prototype and the 90 Ferrari driven by Matteo Cressoni at the time, meant the race was pretty much over. Fortunately neither driver had any serious injuries. Today’s is Ferrari 17th endurance world title, the third in...

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FIA WEC: Disappointing Qualifying for Ferrari in Brasil

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off

FIA WEC: Disappointing Qualifying for Ferrari in Brasil

It was a disappointing qualifying for Ferrari in the Sao Paulo 6 Hours, the final round of the World Endurance Championship. At Interlagos, in the Pro category, the AF Corse 71 car driven by youngsters Rigon and Calado and the 51 Ferrari of the World Champions, Bruni and Vilander could only manage 5th and 6th in qualifying. It’s not what the Italian team had been expecting in a session affected by the red flag coming out, when GTE AM car stopped in a run-off area. It meant the Ferrari drivers were unable to show what they could do. Infact,...

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