F1: 2012 Ferrari has ugly ‘bump’ on nose

F1: 2012 Ferrari has ugly 'bump' on nose
Part of what makes the 2012 Ferrari “not pretty” is a conspicuous bump on its nose, it is believed. New Ferrari will have a bump on the nose Photo by: xpb.cc The famous team’s bosses Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo used descriptions including “not pretty” and “lousy” when describing the physical appearance of the ...

A closer look at the pace of the F1 cars post Melbourne

Over the winter we were told by teams and drivers that it was very hard to guess what the pecking order was simply from looking at testing. With so many variables like the DRS wing, KERS and fuel loads, establishing a clear picture was difficult during the four official tests. On top of that the ...

Massa samples new Saudi Arabian circuit

Last Thursday saw Ferrari’s Felipe Massa travel to Saudi Arabia in order to try out a brand-new race track, the Reem International Circuit close to capital city Riyadh. The event, organised by Ferrari sponsor and Marlboro parent company Phillip Morris International, involved the Brazilian driving around 40 guests at the track in a Ferrari F430 ...

F1 Barcelona Day 1 Testing: The line-up

Formula 1 testing resumes on Friday, with the fraternity all present at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona. Following heavy rain for the area on Thursday morning, more showers threaten to affect proceedings on-track today. The Friday line-up for Barcelona looks like this: Red Bull Sebastian Vettel McLaren Jenson Button Ferrari Fernando ...

Di Montezemolo considering politics again

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has again sparked rumours that he may soon switch to a career in politics, with the 63-year-old having also been connected with such a move in the past. “In Italy we need to rediscover the culture of consensus, to rediscover a sense of community, not always everyone against each other,” ...

Ferrari racks up most mileage at Jerez

After Force India had toured the Valencia circuit most times at the first pre-season test of 2011, Ferrari achieved more mileage than anybody as Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso lapped the Jerez circuit some 463 times between Thursday and Sunday. Two tests now remain before the start of the campaign, in Barcelona and Sakhir. The ...

Cause of Buemi stoppage still unknown

Toro Rosso have not yet revealed why Sébastien Buemi’s car came to a half in the final 20 minutes of Valencia testing on Wednesday, with the Swiss driver having stopped his new STR6 just past the pit entrance on the Ricardo Tormo start/finish straight. When contacted by GPUpdate.net on Wednesday afternoon, the team was unable ...

Ferrari names 2011 car F150

Ferrari has revealed that its new car will be called the F150, with it set to be revealed in Maranello live on Italian television this Friday. For 2011, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa remain as race drivers although, with Luca Badoer now in retirement, Jules Bianchi joins Marc Gené and Giancarlo Fisichella on the reserves ...

F1 2011 line-up: One seat to fill…

With Force India’s line-up finally confirmed on Wednesday afternoon, just a single vacant race seat now remains in the 2011 Formula 1 field, with returnee Narain Karthikeyan awaiting an announcement for his Hispania Racing team-mate. The current F1 2011 driver line-up is as follows: Red Bull Renault 1 Sebastian VETTEL 2 Mark WEBBER McLaren Mercedes ...

Ferrari confirms late January launch date

Ferrari has confirmed the much-reported word that it will be launching its 2011 car at the end of the month, shortly before the start of pre-season testing in Valencia. This will follow next week’s annual ‘Wrooom’ skiing event for leading personnel at the Madonna di Campiglio resort in north-east Italy. At present, only a pair ...