Kimi says it’s ERS, not the engine

There has been a lot of talk about Ferrari lately and with good reason, they just resigned their 23-year-long President in favor of a more Fiat-centered approach. The new boss leveled a finger at the “sporting arm” of Ferrari and specifically the engine they created to contest the 2014 season which saw the biggest regulation changes in decades—most notably a V6 turbo with hybrid...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

FIA to ban radio instructions to drivers in F1

Formula One's governing body has reportedly banned certain radio communications between engineers and drivers with immediate effect. Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports that the increasing trend for radio instructions about how the drivers should actually drive the cars have proved a major turn-off for the fans. One example crackled over the TV-transmitted radio on Friday...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Ferrari ready to put pieces in place for return to the top

Ferrari endured a tough Italian GP weekend against a background of continued speculation about the future of Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, which only intensified after critical comments emerged from Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne is tipped to take over the presidency of Ferrari himself, possibly as an interim measure, although there are also suggestions that his...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: McLaren race director impressed with Magnussen despite penalties

McLaren’s racing director Eric Boullier says he’s been happy to see Kevin Magnussen fighting with some big names in recent races, despite the time penalties that the Dane earned in both Spa and Monza. Magnussen was penalized while defending from Fernando Alonso in Belgium, and Valtteri Bottas in Italy, but he impressed with his gutsy performances. “It’s clear that he’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferrari's fall in F1 causing corporate concern

MONZA, Italy (AP) Ferrari's fall from grace is no longer just a worry on the Formula One track. It's a cause for concern in the corporate boardroom, too. After six years without a title, the events at and around the weekend's Italian Grand Prix appear to have set the stage as a tipping point for sweeping changes. For the first time since 2008, Ferrari failed to a land...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Albers leaves Caterham, Parr say F1 is over

The sale of Caterham F1 to an unnamed group of investors (often described as Swill and Middle Eastern), the team boss who took over from Cyril Abiteboul was none other than former F1 driver Christian Albers himself. That didn’t last long as it was announced this weekend at the Italian Grand Prix that he would be leaving the team. What was that? A month or two? It puts serious questions...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alonso no match for Mercedes despite pushing his Ferrari to the max

Fernando Alonso insists that he extracted the maximum out of his Ferrari at Monza after landing seventh place in qualifying, behind six Mercedes-powered cars. Alonso was sixth on the speed trap list and it's clear that Ferrari has gone for less downforce than some rivals, and thus sacrificed some performance in the corners. "It was a nice session for me, I think," he...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Best of the rest: Ferrari leads pack behind Mercedes duo

Ferrari enjoyed a solid start to its home Grand Prix weekend in Monza as Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso took third and fourth places in FP2. Although there is probably more to come from the likes of Williams and possibly McLaren, the Italian team does at least look to be in the frame for a respectable haul of points. "That was a very busy day, but a positive one," said...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: 'I want to stay at Ferrari,' Alonso insists

Fernando Alonso says he is working on extending his Ferrari deal. Amid growing rumors that the Spaniard could switch to McLaren, he played down the speculation this week by telling Britain's Sky he has no "intention" of moving. But that didn't convince everyone, even though Ferrari on Wednesday tweeted an image of the latest F1 Racing magazine and the words of the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Formula 1 Team Histories – Part 3 – Renault F1 and Lotus F1

Part 1 of this series about the Formula 1 team that is based at Enstone looked at its origins as Toleman up until 1985).  Part 2 covered the years as Benetton Formula (1986 – 2001).  For 2002 Renault were confident that better results would come and rebranded the team Renault F1, and entered as a French team (still remaining at Enstone).  Jenson Button was retained and was joined...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Verstappen: I’m more Fernando, less Jos

Newly announced Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says he’s not the same kind of driver that his dad, Jos Verstappen, is. He reckons he’s more like…Fernando Alonso telling AUTOSPORT: “I think I have a different style to my dad, it’s a bit more like Alonso,” Verstappen said. “When he needs to be smooth he is smooth, if he needs to save the tyres. “When he needs to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Ron Dennis, McLaren after best drivers available for 2015

Ron Dennis says he's satisfied with the performance of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in 2014, but confirms that McLaren is keeping its options open on future driver choice as it enters the Honda era. The names of Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have all been connected with the team, although in theory none are free until 2016 or even later. Dennis was...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

McLaren seek Vettel, Alonso as driver lineup

According to AUTOSPORT, McLaren are making a play for two of the biggest names on the driver market…Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. The report says they are attempting to secure the drivers after their current contracts are over which is in 2016 for Vettel and 2017 for Alonso. The team are seeking a long-term solution for top talent and the securing of these drivers would...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Magnussen penalized, loses sixth place after Belgian GP

Kevin Magnussen has lost his sixth place in the Belgian GP after the stewards deemed that he had forced Fernando Alonso off the track. Magnussen was caught up in a spectacular battle with Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button in the closing laps, which eventually finished with Vettel in fifth place ahead of Button and Alonso, the Spaniard having damaged his wing on the Red Bull...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferrari guffaw over Fernando, Kimi exit rumors

Whether or not Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen stay at the Italian team is not really up for debate according to the marque’s leader, Luca di Montezemolo, telling BBC: “Of course, as is the case every summer, there is unfounded gossip about alleged problems with senseless rumours bandied about, such as the ones relating to Alonso’s contract,” Of course we...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Montezemolo plays down Ferrari driver rumors

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has played down suggestions of any driver changes at the Maranello team for 2015. Fernando Alonso is rumored to be exploring other options as he searches for a competitive package, while inevitably there are question marks over Kimi Raikkonen after his disappointing season. “We are lucky to have two great champions, who are working with the...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Bull and Ricciardo strike back at Hungarian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo wins the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Before today, Daniel Ricciardo was the only Formula driver to beat Mercedes in 2014.  After today, he’s done it twice. Daniel Ricciardo secured his second win of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.    With some aggressive late race heroics, Ricciardo hunted down and passed leader Fernando Alonso and surged for...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Prix Preview: German GP

The Hockenheimring in Germany will host the 10th round of the 2014 Formula 1 season. It will be the 61st time that the German Grand Prix has appeared on the F1 calendar. The sport last visited the circuit in 2012, with Fernando Alonso winning from Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen (Sebastian Vettel finished second but a time penalty dropped him down the order), as it currently alternatives...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

F1B Staff Picks: Austrian GP results

Much like the current case with Ferrari, Fernando Alonso seemed to be the only thing any of us had going for us this week. With every staffer picking Hamilton for the win in Austria, the second straight race that we’ve all done so, we all once again came away with a goose egg in the win column. In fact, Austria, for all it’s beauty and fine racing, did very little good for anyone...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

F1 Fastpass: Fernando Alonso

F1 Champion Fernando Alonso – the all time leader in championship points “…I thought I would be a go-kart mechanic – not an F1 driver…” – Fernando Alonso, 2 time F1 Champion The “Fastpass” series gives iSportsweb readers a quick introduction to 2014 F1 drivers… Fernando Alonso, #14 Current team Ferrari Current teammate is Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari’s explosive...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alonso: ‘You push two laps, then you save tyres’

When Fernando Alonso moved to Ferrari back in 2010, he did so with the goal of winning another world title to add to his two championships with Renault. So far, that hasn’t happened. As the BBC points out, he’s missed the third title by coming second to Sebastian Vettel three out of the four last seasons—sometimes by a point or two. Ferrari have made big changes this year to...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

F1B Downshift: Ecclestone, bribery, money, Haas & energy drinks

You won’t want to miss this interview with our friend Christian Sylt of Formula Money as we discuss: Ecclestone court case in Germany…will he be convicted? If so, what would happen? What would life in F1 be like in a post-Ecclestone world? Who actually owns Formula 1 and what control do they have over who else might want to own shares What is Gene Haas and Haas Formula doing...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimi’s just ‘slower than Fernando’

Ferrari’s challenges this year are self evident in that they are off the pace to Mercedes—them and everyone else—and they seem to be struggling with the new 2014 regulations with a lack of downforce, tires and torque—much the same as everyone else. To that point, Ferrari technical director James Allison says that Kimi Raikkonen’s struggles are really no different than his...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Where’s the Alonso love?

Ferrari have always been about Ferrari. I think we’ve become accustomed to that level of thinking over the decades. Whatever is or isn’t happening at Ferrari these days, it does strike one as odd that they would have a talent such as Fernando Alonso and let the relationship wither on the vine during lean years. Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo can be as apoplectic as he...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

An epic race day triple header: Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, and Coca-Cola 600

Three legendary motorsport events will provide a triple header for the race fan this Sunday, May 25th. Race 1:  Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco The day begins at one of the most spectacular settings in sports at the Monaco Grand Prix (7:30am est., NBCsports in the US).   Along the streets of Monte Carlo and La Conamine, the race passes the world famous...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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