Ferrari update: Dyer falls on sword, Martin head of Strategy

Ferrari update: Dyer falls on sword, Martin head of Strategy
Since I posted this morning Ferrari has announced the major changes that team boss Stefano Domenicali hinted at. According to the team’s website, “Neil Martin takes on the role of heading up the new Operations Research department. A 38 year old Englishman, Martin previously worked for Red Bull and prior to that McLaren and he ...

Di Montezemolo against new style F1 engines

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has voiced his criticisms over the modified Formula 1 engines which will be brought into use for the 2013 season, with the current 2.4-litre V8 units set to be replaced by 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged powerplants. F1’s last significant engine regulation changes came at the start of the 2006 season, with eight-cylinder ...

Lauda worried about sound of 2013 engines

Niki Lauda has admitted he is concerned about F1’s switch to four cylinder engines. Not keen on the newly announced turbo formula for 2013, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo recently insisted that “for the top class of racing it sounds a bit pathetic”. Triple world champion Lauda agrees: “I am worried about the sound, which ...

Alonso suffers holiday confrontation with paparazzi

Former double World Champion Fernando Alonso has experienced a run-in with paparazzi upon arrival to Portuguese island Porto Santo for a holiday this week. Having landed in a private jet with wife and singer Raquel del Rosario, the Ferrari driver appeared to have been tracked by cameras before confronting a group of reporters in the ...

Gascoyne: ‘Lotus’ situation a great shame

Mike Gascoyne has labelled the overall situation ‘a great shame’, with regards to the Renault F1 Team being relabelled ‘Lotus Renault GP’ and therefore meaning two ‘Lotus’ teams will be on the Formula 1 grid this year, with his own ‘Lotus Racing’ squad now renamed as ‘Team Lotus’. Mike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer of recently ...

Pirelli concludes final test of the season

Formula One’s new tyre supplier Pirelli completed a five-day test in Bahrain just before Christmas, the circuit that will host the opening round of 2011. Pedro de la Rosa and Romain Grosjean were behind the wheel of a Toyota TF109. In Bahrain De la Rosa and Grosjean completed nearly 3,000 kilometres over the five days ...

Coulthard to replace Legard?

BBC’s Formula 1 team could see a changed line-up in 2011 as commentator Jonathan Legard could be replaced by former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard. The Scotsman joined the BBC as trackside pundit following his retirement from single-seater racing at the end of 2008. Speaking about his position within the BBC team, he told British ...

Montezemolo pans Massa performance

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has criticised Felipe Massa’s performance in the second half of 2010, saying it often seemed as if he had sent his brother to drive for him. Returning from the head injuries he sustained in his horrific 2009 crash in Hungary, Massa started the season competitively, but ultimately was completely overshadowed ...

Ferrari to launch new car in late January – Montezemolo

Ferrari’s 2011 car will be launched officially in the week proceeding the first group winter test at the end of January.  That was one of the revelations made by Luca di Montezemolo on Tuesday as he met with the Italian press at Fiorano for a traditional pre-Christmas media event.  The Ferrari president said the F10’s ...

Dates for your 2011 Formula 1 race calendar

March 13, Bahrain March 27, Australia April 10, Malaysia April 17, China May 8, Turkey May 22, Spain May 29, Monaco June 12, Canada June 26, Europe (Valencia) July 10 Great Britain July 24, Germany July 31, Hungary August 28, Belgium September 11, Italy September 25, Singapore October 9, Japan October 16, Korea October 30, ...