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Tour Auto Tuesday 21st April: Paris to Vichy

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Tour Auto Tuesday 21st April: Paris to Vichy

Tour Auto Tuesday 21st April: Paris to Vichy

Just as dawn was breaking, the cars left the Grand Palais to go to the Château de Courances where the official start of the 2015 event was taken. Located at forty-seven kilometers southeast of Paris in the French Gâtinais and department of Essonne, the Château de Courances was built between 1622 and 1630 by Claude Gallard and has seen many changes over the centuries. After being abandoned in the 19th century, it was completely restored in 1872 by Baron Samuel Haber, a rich Swiss banker looking for a large house. He took the opportunity to add...

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Ragazzi’s Ferrari Wins the Monte Erice

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Ragazzi’s Ferrari Wins the Monte Erice

Ragazzi’s Ferrari Wins the Monte Erice

The 57th Cronoscalata Monte Erice, opening round of the 2015 Campionato Italiano Velocità Montagna (Italian Hill Climb Championship) was held on Sunday. The race, organized by the Automobile Club of Trapani, was particularly rich in twists and recorded as usual the presence of a huge amount of motorsport fans which completely thronged the entire race track. Both the Ferraris entered in the GT class were on the podium: winning was the defending champion Roberto Ragazzi on a Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO. The Padua driver of team Superchallenge was...

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Monday April 20th: The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo Begins

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Monday April 20th: The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo Begins

Monday April 20th: The Tour Auto Optic 2ooo Begins

ON DISPLAY IN THE GRAND PALAIS The Grand Palais, inaugurated for the Exposition Universelle of 1900 Great Exhibition, is a unique monument in the heart of Paris. Its fantastic architecture of stone, glass and metal has left millions of visitors open-mouthed with admiration. It also hosted the Paris Motor Show between 1901 and 1961. This exceptional setting has been the theatre of innumerable exhibitions, so it is the appropriate setting in which to display objets d’art, fashion shows and collectors’ cars. On display in the Grand Palais Monday...

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French GT Tour at Lédenon: A victory for Ferrari 

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off on French GT Tour at Lédenon: A victory for Ferrari 

French GT Tour at Lédenon: A victory for Ferrari 

For the first round of the French GT Tour at the Lédenon circuit in the south of France this past weekend (April 18-19), 16 GT3 cars were present, among which 8 were Ferrari 458 Italia. On Saturday afternoon, at the start of the first race, the 458 Italia N°20 of Philippe Giauque started in pole position, and took the lead on the Audi R8 LMS Ultra of David Hallyday. After the first pit compulsory pit stop, the N°20 Ferrari was always in the lead. After the 1 hour 30’ of race, the Ferrari AKKA/ASP N°20 with Giauque-Beaubelique-Moullin Traffort...

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Bahrain GP: Sakhir, April 19th 2015

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off on Bahrain GP: Sakhir, April 19th 2015

Bahrain GP: Sakhir, April 19th 2015

For Kimi Raikkonen this is the first podium since his return to Ferrari. During the race he recovered 19 seconds on Rosberg. This is Scuderia’s 684th podium finish. Today the team consolidated second place in the Constructors’ Championship with 107 points. Maurizio Arrivabene: “I am really happy for Kimi: today I can officially state that he’s back. He showed what a race animal he is, and if he had had a few more laps perhaps… Also, I am happy for the team, because they worked really well. Sebastian made a couple of mistakes today, one at the...

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Second Consecutive Podium for Risi

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off on Second Consecutive Podium for Risi

Second Consecutive Podium for Risi

A valiant fight on the streets of Long Beach saw the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia earn its place on the IMSA United SportsCar Championship podium on Saturday afternoon. After qualifying the Ferrari in third position during Friday’s qualifying session, Giancarlo Fisichella drove past the leading two cars at the start of Saturday’s 100-minute race to assume control of the GT-Le Mans field. Leading the field throughout his stint, Pierre Kaffer kept the Ferrari at the front after the team’s lone pitstop of the race. A true display...

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Bahrain GP: Kimi a Splendid Second, Seb Fifth

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off on Bahrain GP: Kimi a Splendid Second, Seb Fifth

Bahrain GP: Kimi a Splendid Second, Seb Fifth

One runner-up spot and one fifth place for Ferrari come the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen staged a great climb up the order, which ended in him passing Nico Rosberg two laps from the end. The Finn crossed the line 3 seconds behind the Mercedes of race winner Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel finished fifth, spending much of the race trying to pass Valtteri Bottas in the Williams, while never having a real chance to attack. Now the Formula 1 circus has a three week break before the action resumes at the first European leg of the...

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Bahrain GP: Sebastian on the Front Row

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in F1, Featured, News | Comments Off on Bahrain GP: Sebastian on the Front Row

Bahrain GP: Sebastian on the Front Row

The SF15-Ts of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from second and fourth spots on the grid respectively. At the end of today’s qualifying at the Sakhir circuit, where the temperature was around the 25 degree mark, pole position went to Lewis Hamilton who posted a 1.32.571 in his Mercedes. To claim his front row slot, Vettel did a 1.32.982, beating Nico Rosberg (1.33.129) in the other Mercedes. Raikkonen was fourth fastest with a 1.33.227 and therefore starts from the second row.   Source: Ferrari...

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Ferrari Challenge Europe: 40 Cars on Track for Opener

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off on Ferrari Challenge Europe: 40 Cars on Track for Opener

Ferrari Challenge Europe: 40 Cars on Track for Opener

The 2015 Ferrari Challenge Europe got underway in style today with 40 cars and drivers from 15 different nations on the track for the first rainy free practice session at Monza. A total of 19 cars are entered for the Trofeo Pirelli and Trofeo Pirelli Am, with 21 competing for the Coppa Shell which also encompasses the Coppa Gentlemen for over-55 drivers. After the first round at Monza, the series moves to Mugello in May and then on to Budapest in June.  The Hungaroring plays host to the Ferrari Racing Days, a real celebration of the Prancing...

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Risi Competizione Returns to Long Beach

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Featured, News, Racing | Comments Off on Risi Competizione Returns to Long Beach

Risi Competizione Returns to Long Beach

The third round of the 2015 IMSA United SportsCar Championship takes place this weekend on the 1.9-mile circuit set on the streets of Long Beach, California as part of the world-famous Long Beach Grand Prix. With only the Prototype and GT-LeMans classes competing in this weekend’s race, Ferrari will be represented by the no. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Pierre Kaffer and Giancarlo Fisichella. Risi Competizione has won at Long Beach before, when Jaime Melo and Mika Salo were victorious in the GT2 class at the wheel of a...

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