Although the original regulations for 2008 stated that Formula One teams can supply just one other squad, Ferrari have received permission from the World Motor Sport Council to continue to supply two teams with its customer engines for the 2008 and 2009 championships.
The two teams that Ferrari will supply next season are Toro Rosso that swapped to Ferrari power in 2007, after they had used rev-limited V10 units from Cosworth in 2006, and Spyker.
I wonder if the same permission will (...) > Full story
After three years with the Japanese squad, Ralf Schumacher completed his last race with them in 11th place, but before that his colleagues gathered together in the pits to present him with a rear wing end plate, signed by the team, as well as a 10kg cake.
Chairman and Toyota team principal Tadashi Yamashina said: “I would like to thank Ralf for his contribution to the team. We have had some good times together, even though we have not had the results we all expected. Ralf brought (...) > Full story
No one could predict such a spectacular race and such a result. The driver with the less chance to the title won. Ferrari fans all over the world are celebrating a fantastic season for their favorite Formula One team.
After winning the Constructor Championship after the McLaren’s disqualification – the big espionage scandal in which McLaren was accused to spy Ferrari – now Kimi Raikkonen has won with 110 points the Drivers’ Championship after a race lead until lap 50 by Felipe (...) > Full story
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was the toast of Interlagos on Saturday afternoon after taking his second successive pole position for his home Grand Prix. It was his sixth of the season.
In a gripping shoot-out at the end of Q3, the Brazilian’s lap of 1m 11.931s just withstood an onslaught from championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who admitted that he lost a tiny bit of pace at the end of the lap rather than risk what he had already gained over the rest of it.
1m 12.082s was (...) > Full story
Ferrari has announced that they have extended their contract with Felipe Massa until the end of the 2010 season. This announcement ends the speculation that the 26 years Brazilian driver could move to Toyota next season to make room for Fernando Alonso if the Spaniard split with McLaren after this year.
Jean Todt dismissed all this speculations last month and insisted that the team were committed to Massa and Kimi Raikkonen, and now he proved it by extending Massa’s contract. (...) > Full story
One race: the “Formula 1™ Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2007”, maybe the most important race of the year for Hamilton, Alonso and Raikkonen. On 21 October they will do their best to finish 71 laps, those infernal 305.909 km (190,083.04 miles) that keeps them away from the Title. Maybe one of them will even break the lap record established in 2004 by Montoya: 1:11.473. Definitely Alonso and Raikkonen will try to a better position than last year – Alonso finished second last year and Kimi was the (...) > Full story
Fernando Alonso kept his advantage obtained yersterday in the practice session and took the pole position at the Italian Grand Prix. He was followed by his team mate Lewis Hamilton who took the second place.
Behind McLaren’s drivers place Ferrari’s Felipe Massa with 1m 22.549s. Bmw had a great day due to the fact that its Nick Heidfeld obtained he 5th position. Felipe’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen obtained the 6th position with 1m 23.183s . Behind Raikkonen was the other Bmw driver Heikki (...) > Full story
McLaren set the fastest time today at Monza with its Fernando Alonso. Alonso set a time of 1m 22.386s and in this way he overtook Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen ( 1m 22.446s ) but also his team mate Lewis Hamilton who did 1m 22.618s. Raikkonen’s team mate, the Brazilian Felipe Massa finished on the 4th place.
The three drivers were closely followed by the driver of the Wiliams team, Nico Rosberg who finished on the 5th position. Bmw Sauber’s Kubica followed him but he was unhappy with his car due (...) > Full story
FIA’s President Max Mosley had recently sent a letter to the McLaren Mercedes F1 team but also to its drivers Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. This letter was sent after the FIA was attentioned by an unknown source that McLaren’s drivers may be or were in possesion of written evidence that could be relevant to the investigation.
Altough in July McLaren escaped without any sanction due to the fact that there weren’t any proof that could reveal the possesion of any secret documents it (...) > Full story
After he had a bad season at Scuderia Torro Rosso, the Italian driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was dropped by his team due to the small performances he showed during this season.
Asked about this situation Liuzzi told the press that he is currently in talks with other teams. The Italian also added that he hopes that his future will be close related to F1 championship due to the fact that his main objective, ever since he started racing, was to be in a F1 monopost.
The Italian hopes that if he (...) > Full story