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,” ...

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 ...

Domenicali: I considered quitting

Stefano Domenicali has confessed he considered resigning as Ferrari’s team boss in the wake of the strategy error that cost Fernando Alonso the world championship in the final race of last season in Abu Dhabi. Alonso’s hopes of winning a third drivers’ title were wrecked by the timing of his pit stop in last November’s race, Ferrari ...

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 ...

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 ...