Circuit Hungaroring
Date 24.07.2016
Laps 70
Distance 306,630 km / 190,572 miles
No Driver Ferrari S/N Team Result
5 Sebastian Vettel SF16-H 314
Scuderia Ferrari .
7 Kimi Raikkonen SF16-H 317
Scuderia Ferrari .

 

Hungarian Grand Prix – Different programmes

Posted: 22.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Seb third and Kimi sixth, working on quick laps and race simulation

Mogyorod, 22 July – Sebastian Vettel was third once again for Ferrari, while in the other SF16-H, Kimi Raikkonen was sixth in the second Formula 1 free practice session, the last of the day, at the Hungaroring circuit. Vettel completed 31 laps, the best in a time of 1.21.348, while Raikkonen did 46 and his best was 7 tenths slower than his team-mate’s, in 1.22.058. Both Ferrari men ran the Soft and Supersoft tyres, and towards the end they worked on split programmes of qualifying simulations and long runs. Quickest was Nico Rosberg, with a 1.21.435 in his Mercedes, followed by Daniel Ricciardo, who posted a 1.21.030 in the Red Bull.

 

Hungarian Grand Prix – “Now it’s easier to deal with problems”

Posted: 21.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Seb’s optimism boosted by “knowing the team inside out”

“Looking at the results, it’s a fact that obviously we didn’t manage to score enough points to make ourselves in a better position by now, but I don’t think we need to look constantly at the results we have had. Here and there we could have done better but the bottom line is, we were not quick enough. We know we are not yet where we want to be, so that’s something we’re not happy with, but we are working on it very hard. If we could change it overnight we would, but sometimes is not that easy. We had three races in which we didn’t finish, clearly it hasn’t gone the way we were hoping for, clearly we are not yet where we want to be, but equally it is not as bad. So I don’t think it’s the worst season I ever had. In the last race a couple of things went wrong, but with the tests straight after there were quite a lot of things we understood about our car that should help us get back on track in the future. Obviously it’s difficult to change things overnight but I think here is a different story, a different track. I get along very well with the team, by now I know the team inside out and now it’s easier to deal with problems. Obviously we’re focusing on the race but can’t predict the outcome, that’s why we’re here, trying to work on it and get the best possible result. The motivation to win here is very high, it’s a great race, great atmosphere, hopefully we can repeat what we did last year.”

 

Hungarian Grand Prix – “I expect us to be close”

Posted: 21.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi sees performance “stronger than in Silverstone”

“It’s hard to know how the weekend will go, the season has been going with ups and downs so far, on different tracks and with different conditions, but I’m sure that here we are going to be stronger than in Silverstone. Is it going to be enough? I don’t know. I expect us to be very close, but I might be wrong, we’ll have a rough idea from tomorrow. A lot of things have to come together to have a good weekend, we have to do a good job to give ourselves a chance to fight in the front. For sure our car is better than it was at the beginning of the season, but it’s still not good enough. I feel that in some circuits we are very close and in others we still suffer a lot. I l expect we can improve and win races, but of course things will not happen overnight. Our aim is to be up there with both cars, win races and fight for the Championship. It’s still far from over but we have to be realistic, we have to start winning races to beat our main rivals. There are still many races to go , we can still turn things around, we’ll fight until the end.”

 

Hungarian Grand Prix – Nice memories, a great challenge

Posted: 20.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Sebastian’s take on the Hungaroring

After a weekend off, Formula 1 is back in action in Budapest, for the eleventh round of the season and the first of another pair of back-to-back races prior to the summer break. The Hungarian Grand Prix has been a permanent fixture on the calendar since 1986 and has always been held at the Hungaroring, the venue just outside the capital city. Few modifications have been made to the circuit for this year, although the track was resurfaced back in April.

Hungary is a favorite place for Sebastian Vettel and it was here that he took his second ever win with the Scuderia. “Budapest is a sweet memory from 2015, when we were able to win the race after a fantastic start. I think it’s a great place where to be with a lot of fans, a lot of German speaking fans as well travelling from Austria and Germany, and all the Hungarians who are usually very enthusiastic and love Formula 1 being in town. The track itself is quite short and often called “The Monaco of racetracks”, just lacking the walls, but you have a lot of corners, one big straight and after that a lot of corners, and not much time to rest in between. It makes it quite tough and physically a big challenge for the drivers, because it’s quite hot and the track is bumpy, but I think overall it is a place where we love to go.”

 

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Monterey Auction Event

Posted: 03.07.2016
Source: Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

Event Information:

Date and Time: ON-SITE BIDDER REGISTRATION

Monday, August 15th – Saturday, August 20th

  • Gates open at 10:00 A.M.

AUCTION PREVIEW

Wednesday, August 17th

  • Gates open at 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Close
  • Open to Credentialed Bidders, Consignors and General Admission
  • General Admission $30.00

THE AUCTION BEGINS……

Thursday, August 18th – Saturday, August 20th

  • Public Preview 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (Wharf lot only)
  • Extended Credential Holder Preview 9:00 A.M. – Close
  • Auction Begins Promptly at 5:00 P.M.
  • General Admission $30.00
Location: On the Waterfront by Fisherman’s Wharf, 290 Figueroa Street – Monterey, CA 93940
Website: Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Monterey Auction Event 2016

 

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Monterey Auction Event 2016 – The Ferrari Lots

Posted: 03.07.2016
Source: Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

Lot Ferrari S/N Remarks
#7016 365 GT 2+2 13109
 #7020  Testarossa ZFFSG17A7M0089632
 #7031 365 GT 2+2 12167 
#7060   Testarossa Monospecchio ZFFSA17A3G0063017
#7064  550 Maranello  

 

 

Ferrari Challenge – One-make championship drivers try their hand at GT

Posted: 15.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Maranello, 15 July 2016 – The Ferrari Challenge is clearly an excellent training series for aspiring GT drivers. Over the nearly 25 years of its history, countless drivers have moved into the most important Gran Turismo series after having performed well in the world’s most famous one-make championship. Right now, however, we can see a further evolution.

Competitiveness. Indeed, the level of the championship is so high that regular competitors are ready and primed to take the jump to GT competition. It happened last year with the highly experienced Dario Caso, who decided to try his hand in Italian GT Championship during the Challenge season, but 2016 seems destined to set a new standard.

Three qualifying series. This weekend, drivers from all three one-make series will be competing in the different GT championship races. In the GT Asia Series Japan’s Ken Seto, currently third in the Coppa Shell APAC, will start in the GTC class in Fuji at the wheel of the 458 Challenge EVO of Team Rosso Scuderia. The Italian GT Championship also sees a big contingent of Challenge drivers. The 488 GT3 of the Easy Race team, competing at Mugello in the Super GT3 class, will be crewed by America’s Gregory Romanelli and Italy’s Daniel Mancinelli. Six Challenge Europe drivers will be in the same race, but in the GT Cup class. The 458 Challenge EVOs of Massimo Pepe’s Ineco-MP Racing will be in the hands of Erich Prinoth and Matteo “Babalus” Santoponte, Corinna and Manuela Gostner, and David and Thomas Gostner.

Special support. The Challenge drivers can count on the affection of thousands of fans of the world’s most famous one-make series before they catch up with them again in the next races of the Ferrari championship. The three series will be back on track soon: the Europe series as early as next week in Sochi, the APAC championship in Sepang from 5-7 August and the North America at Lime Rock in September.

 

 

Scuderia Ferrari launches its first ever App

Posted: 29.06.2016
Source: Ferrari

Ferrari All Access is online for iOS

Maranello, 14 July 2016 – Scuderia Ferrari All Access is the very latest application which gives fans an exclusive look behind the scenes of the team with the longest history in Formula 1. By sharing content, the app allows the user to unlock levels and win badges to get to even more new and exclusive content!

 
 
 

The app allows you to:

  • Win points and badges: points come with each use of the app, from signing on, to liking posts, sharing content and the site itself. Points give access to 4 different levels of content. The more points you get, the more exclusive the content that is unlocked. The aim is to move up the various levels -fan, press, VIP and Team- by collecting more rewards and badges.
  • Make it into Favourites: the Scuderia will chose the best content from each race weekend, posting them as an incentive to other fans to post content to claim a reward from the Scuderia Ferrari team.
  • Take part in Challenges: fans will be asked questions relating to that day’s on-track action. Taking part in the challenges brings more points towards the final classification.

The Scuderia Ferrari All Access app follows on from the creation of the ScuderiaFerrari.social site, which you can find out about here

Download it right now from the App Store

 

 

Silverstone Test – 13 July 2016

Posted: 13.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen: “We’ve been doing our normal testing work, trying different things. We’ve tried to find good things. We always expect more as a team in terms of results. That’s Ferrari: we want to win and keep working. Then we will see what happens. We believe we can still win and we don’t want to give up, but improve.”

 

Silverstone Test – Over 100 laps for Kimi

Posted: 13.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Fastest time of the test on Soft tyres

Silverstone, 13 July – At 6pm local time, the two-day test session ended at the Silverstone circuit in the UK. By the end of the day, Kimi Raikkonen had racked up a total of 103 laps in his SF16-H. The Finn worked on a programme that centred on set-up work, aerodynamic testing and short runs. Kimi’s fastest lap was a 1.30.665, which he set using the Soft compound. The next time the sound of F1 cars will be heard will be the weekend of 20 to 22 July, at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

 
 

Silverstone Test – Raikkonen’s turn

Posted: 13.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi gets down to work: 39 laps before lunch

Silverstone, 13 July – The second day of testing got underway this morning at the Silverstone circuit. After the young FDA student Charles Leclerc made his debut yesterday, today it was Kimi Raikkonen who took to the track in the SF16-H. The first part of the programme focused on the usual set-up work and on aerodynamic testing. Kimi ran the Soft and Medium compound tyres, completing 39 laps, with a best time of 1.32.730 set on the Mediums.

 
 
 

Silverstone Test – 12 July 2016

Posted: 12.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Charles Leclerc: “This morning I was able to run in the dry. Driving a Ferrari is always an incredible experience.This afternoon, the bad weather didn’t help, but all the same I’d like to thank the guys for all their hard work and help. It was a really a great experience. I felt very confortable in the car. This morning we did some aero work, while in the afternoon, we had a problem with an old power unit, so we didn’t do so much running, especially as the weather wasn’t that good. All in all, I’m very happy with my day”.

 
 
 

Silverstone Test – Leclerc’s debut in the wet

Posted: 12.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Bad weather affects the FDA driver’s programme

Silverstone, 12 July –The first day of testing has come to a close at the Silverstone circuit. Charles Leclerc continued with the work begun this morning, focused mainly on acquiring data with the use of additional sensors. During the afternoon, the FDA driver had to make an unscheduled stop in the pits because of a power unit problem. After that, rain affected the rest of the planned programme. Leclerc got back out on track towards the end of the session, completing 19 laps in all, the best in a time of 1.34.446. Tomorrow, Kimi Raikkonen takes over driving duties for the Scuderia.

 
 

Silverstone Test – Leclerc’s first outing in the SF16-H

Posted: 12.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

The FDA youngster kicks off the Scuderia’s fourth test session of the season

Silverstone, 12 July – This morning, the Formula 1 teams two-day test got underway at Silverstone. Taking to the track for Scuderia Ferrari was Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc, the Ferrari Driver Academy student, currently racing in GP3. The morning’s programme focused on allowing the youngster to get accustomed to the car, which for its early runs, was fitted with various measurement sensors. This task involved long periods of work in the garage. After that, it was a case of running with the Soft and Medium tyres. Leclerc completed 17 laps, the fastest in 1.34.446. The session restarts at 14h00 (local time) after the lunch break and ends at 18h00.

 

 

Ray-Ban signs a sponsorship agreement with Ferrari

Posted: 07.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Maranello (Italy), 7 July 2016 – Ferrari N.V. (NYSE/MTA: RACE) announces that Ferrari and Luxottica Group have signed a sponsorship agreement based on which the Ray-Ban brand will appear on the SF16-H Formula One cars, starting from the next Formula One race, the British Grand Prix in Silverstone.

Mr. Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and CEO of Ferrari, commented: “Adding another prestigious brand like Ray-Ban to our livery is very gratifying for Scuderia Ferrari. This new agreement strengthens the ties between Ferrari and Luxottica, two major Italian companies with shared principles and values that are both continuously striving for excellence. I am sure that this new partnership will be satisfactory for both companies and give the team an extra boost to strive for more”.

 

 

Kimi and Ferrari together in 2017

Posted: 08.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Maranello, July 8 – Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The driver line-up for the 2017 racing season will still consist of the Finnish driver and Sebastian Vettel.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2016

Posted: 07.07.2016
Source: Event Website

Event Information:

Date and Time: Friday, August 19, 2016 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel, California
Website: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2016

 

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2016

Posted: 07.07.2016
Source: Event Website

For fourteen years, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has provided an unparalleled and exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to enjoy rare collections of fine automobiles and motorcycles in a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.

Held in conjunction with The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, is the 19th Annual Bonhams Motorcar Auction on the western grounds of Quail Lodge & Golf Club offering easy access, plenty of convenient parking, and lots of sunshine amidst the famous Carmel scenery.

The Quail will continue to create an enhanced experience for attendees and sponsors alike. Guests will enjoy exquisite motorcars on display and culinary pavilions, with the ease of onsite parking.

The featured themes for 2016

  • Rivalries of the Ages
  • 100th Anniversary of BMW – Celebrating Motorcars and Motorcycles
  • A Retrospective of Laguna Seca Raceway
  • 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura
  • Pre-War Sports and Racing
  • Post-War Sports
  • Post-War Racing
  • Supercars
  • The Great Ferraris
  • Sports and Racing Motorcycles

 

 

Circuit Silverstone
Date 10.07.2016
Laps 52
Distance 306,198 km / 190,303 miles
No Driver Ferrari S/N Team Result
5 Sebastian Vettel SF16-H 314
Scuderia Ferrari 9.
7 Kimi Raikkonen SF16-H 317
Scuderia Ferrari 5.

 

British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit 10 July

Posted: 10.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Maurizio Arrivabene: “We knew, coming here, that it would not be an easy track for us-but if you want to be on top, there must be no ‘difficult’ ones. This is a circuit which, power unit aside, puts a premium on other factors which we were lacking here. It’s not the first time it happens, but perhaps it was much more apparent this weekend. In these conditions, we opted for a very aggressive strategy, pitting in for Intermediates after the initial Safety Car stint. Unfortunately, this choice did not pay off because of the Virtual Safety Car which came out immediately afterwards. But to be honest, the best we could have done was to gain one position in the race. Our drivers did a solid job, despite being hampered and somewhat frustrated by the technical issues we are aware of. Now we must turn the page, look ahead to Hungary and capitalize on the hard lesson we learned here.”

Kimi Raikkonen: “In the first part of the race the conditions were quite tricky, the visibility in some places was very poor and I had very low grip on the Wet tires, but I tried to go as fast as I could and I went wide a few times. Once we got the Medium tires the situation improved a little bit, but it was not easy. Since the beginning of the weekend we had realized that this would have been a difficult weekend. Today we tried to do our maximum but we had not enough speed to fight against the guys in front. In these kind of conditions we need more downforce and more grip, I’m sure in Hungary it will be much easier for us. Next races it will be a different story, I don’t expect us to have similar issues, obviously you never know, but I expect that we go back to normal.”

Sebastian Vettel: “Today it was a tough day, but we trust our team and trust our car, so there is no reason to panic and to turn the world upside down. The call to come into the pits was absolutely right, but then the spin didn’t help, and all my advantage was gone again. The penalty in the end didn’t make a difference, it was not on purpose that I was trying to squeeze Felipe. Actually I was going out myself, and I was surprised how little grip there was, going side by side with him. In the end it was a racing incident. Now we need to understand where we lost something. We have a lot of things to learn from a weekend like this. Clearly today we weren’t as competitive as in other races, but at least we recovered some points. And this was the only race of the year where we weren’t able to beat the Red Bulls in terms of race pace. Things may look different in two weeks’ time, but that shouldn’t be an excuse. We need to go forward and understand why we made a step back this time around.”

 

British Grand Prix – Kimi fifth at Silverstone

Posted: 10.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Raikkonen comes home fifth, with Vettel ninth

Silverstone, 10 July – Starting from fifth on the grid, Kimi Raikkonen finished the British Grand Prix in the same position. Today’s race at Silverstone started behind the Safety Car because of a heavy shower just prior to the start. At around one third distance, the track was again dry enough for slick tyres and it stayed that way to the chequered flag. Vettel came home ninth, despite a five second time penalty. Standing on the top step of the podium was Lewis Hamilton, who won for Mercedes.

 
 

British GP – Silverstone Circuit, 9 July

Posted: 09.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen: “Fifth and sixth is not what we want, we are not happy with where we finished today, but this is the best we could achieve. We know our limits on this track and where we struggle, the circuit layout and the conditions don’t make it very easy for us and we are a bit stuck with the things we can do. This afternoon the car felt the best it has been in the whole weekend, but obviously we were not fast enough. In Q2 I made it very difficult for myself, I spun at the start of my run with the first new set, and then locked the front wheel on the next one. At my last attempt I was able to make it through to Q3, but these things shouldn’t happen. Race conditions are always different and can change a lot here, usually we are stronger in the race and hopefully tomorrow will be the same. We’ll try to make a good start, make the tires work and take the right decisions”.

Sebastian Vettel“I’m not happy with my lap, the car was better than this morning. I was in a very good lap but I lost the car at Stowe in the first run, trying a bit too hard, then in the second one I went wide in Turn 1 and lost the car from there. On this track it seems we are a bit behind, I think we have done good steps in the past, but probably not enough, also compared to other people, so I think there’s a lot of catching up for us to do. We need to make the car quicker, to put more downforce in it, make it more efficient at the same time, and add a bit of power. Replacing the gearbox is something we have to accept, and we did accept it going into the session. It’s not something that is in your head when you start a race, I look forward for a good one tomorrow, the pace is there, we don’t belong where we start the race, and that’s why I’m quite sure we can make good progress. I hope for a good start, a good first lap and then we’ll see. Maybe we’ll have some rain, anyway we need to keep our head down, keep calm and just go racing and enjoy”.

 

British GP – Fifth and sixth for the Scuderia

Posted: 09.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Raikkonen one place ahead of Vettel in qualifying

Silverstone, 9 July – In the final qualifying shoot-out for the British Grand Prix, at Silverstone circuit, Kimi Raikkonen was fifth fastest with a time of 1.30.881, one place ahead of Sebastian Vettel, sixth in 1.31.490. However, Vettel must take a five place penalty following a gearbox change and will therefore start from eleventh on the grid. Starting from pole will be Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes, having set a best time of 1.29.287.

 
 
 

British GP – Saturday free practice, an uncertain outcome

Posted: 09.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Rain and a red flag cloud the picture

Silverstone, 9 July –The third free practice session at Silverstone got underway on a damp track, with rain having already affected the earlier qualifying session for GP3. Ferrari was fifth on the time sheet courtesy of Sebastian Vettel with a time of 1.32.049, while in the other SF16-H, Kimi Raikkonen did a 1.32.833, which earned him ninth place. Having switched from Intermediate tyres to Mediums, the Ferrari men had to wait a while before using the Softs, because of  a red flag after Ericsson crashed his Sauber into the barriers at the exit of Stowe corner. Once the barrier was repaired, Sebastian and Kimi went back out for a qualifying simulation, just as light rain had begun to fall again on some parts of the circuit. Sebastian then aborted his second run. Topping the time sheet was the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.30.904) and Nico Rosberg (1.30.967.)

 

British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit 8 July

Posted: 08.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen: I’m really happy for the renewal of my contract, I’m happy to be here now and to stay for next year. It’s nice to know that the team believes in me and I believe in them. Now we can put all the effort in the racing and try to achieve better results. On the track it has been a tricky day, conditions were not very easy, there was quite a lot of wind in some places and this was not helping. We are not very happy of where we finished today, but since this morning we have been improving things. We have been working in the right direction all day and I’m sure we can do even better for tomorrow.

Sebastian Vettel: I think it was a bit of mixed conditions this afternoon: it was quite windy, and at the beginning it was not so good. I believe the long run was sort of OK, but we need to have a look and do some comparisons to know where we are. We know that we have lot of work ahead of us for tomorrow to improve the car but, as a baseline for today, we understood and learned quite a lot of things. As for the Halo device I tested this morning, it has quite a lot of impact in terms of visibility.

 

British Grand Prix – Race simulation

Posted: 08.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Long run tests as Seb goes 4th and Kimi 5th

Silverstone, 8 July – Sebastian Vettel was once again fourth in the second free practice session in a time of 1.32.570, followed by team-mate Kimi Raikkonen (1.32.736) in fifth place. In sunny conditions at Silverstone, temperatures were higher than in the morning session, thus asking more from the Hard and Soft tyres used by Kimi and the Medium and Soft chosen by Sebastian. The programme focused on set-up and then, in the second half, on a race simulation. Quickest was the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton (1.31.660,) ahead of the two Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo (1.32.051) and Max Verstappen (1.32.286.)

 

British Grand Prix – Vettel tries the Halo

Posted: 08.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Ferrari tests the head protector, with drivers 4th and 6th fastest

Silverstone, 8 July –The two Ferraris were fourth and sixth fastest come the end of the first free practice session for the British Grand Prix. This historic round of the calendar is in its 67th year. Strong winds kept the rain away from the track, so the session was run entirely in the dry. The programme involved the usual work to find the set-up best suited to the track, as well as trying some new aerodynamic components. Sebastian Vettel started out on the Hard tyres, before switching to the Softs on his SF16-H. For his installation lap his car was fitted with an updated version of the Halo prototype – the tubular structure designed to improve driver head protection in the cockpit – which had already been tried by Kimi Raikkonen at the Barcelona track during the second winter test. The Finn was sixth fastest in 1.33.039, starting his day on Medium tyres before switching to the Softs, while Vettel did a 1.32.501. Fastest was the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.31.654) and Nico Rosberg (1.31.687.)

 

British Grand Prix – “This is the best team in F1”

Posted: 07.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi still “happy” with Ferrari at his 100th race in red

“It’s always nice to come back to Silverstone, this place has a lot of history and I enjoy the circuit. The weather can be very tricky but there’s always been very good racing. Our approach to the weekend is the same as any other race, from tomorrow we’ll start to go through our program and see where we are. This is my 100th race with Ferrari, it doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s quite a few years. This is the best team in F1, together we won a title in 2007, we had good years and some difficult ones. I’m really happy to be part of Ferrari, the atmosphere is fantastic, we are always pushing each other forward and hopefully we’ll get the team back where it belongs. It’s still a long season to go, we’ll face every race trying to maximize the result. We’ll see where we end up at the end of the year but I’m sure we can win races this year, we’ll keep fighting until is possible.”

 

British Grand Prix – “We are on the right track”

Posted: 07.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Seb says “no point to look back now”

“We still have a lot of races ahead of us and we keep focusing on each one of them, on a race-by-race basis. There is no point now in going into details of what happened last Sunday in Austria, I did not finish the race and that’s it, but up to the point when I had the tyre failure, things weren’t looking bad at all, and with a fresher set of tyres we would have had some good opportunities towards the end of the race. We are not yet where we want to be but we are on the right track. My goal when I arrived in Ferrari was beeing part of the Ferrari team and get back to the top. Now nothing has changed, it’s a great, ambitious target trying to reach it as soon as possible, that’s what we’re trying to do, and I’m convinced that we can get it as the progress we’ve done in the last one and a half year, I think it has been phenomenal.”

 

British Grand Prix – Where Past meets Present

Posted: 05.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

Kimi, Dave Greenwood and a lot of Silverstone memories

Maranello, July 5th – For its tenth round, the Formula One World Championship will set up camp at Silverstone Circuit. That’s where it all started back in 1950, with the first ever Grand Prix of the series. Over these years, the Northamptonshire track has been changed many times in design and maybe the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and his race engineer, Dave Greenwood, have a penchant for the older layout.
“I prefer the old one, actually” says Kimi. “I think it was better in terms of flowing and more complete, how it was supposed to be and used to be. It is quite fast now with the new layout. There are some slow corners, but the old layout was more flowing, while now the new part doesn’t fit so well. It’s not bad, it allows more overtaking, but if I could chose I would chose the old one. I had quite good races there in the past, I’ve been on the podium a few times. I enjoy the circuit and hopefully we can win again.”
Race Engineer Dave Greenwood, too, has a lot of fond memories of Silverstone: “It was one of the first circuits that I attended as a youngster and spectator. The circuit itself nowadays, it’s obviously changed quite considerably and the addition of the Wellington Straight has obviously lengthened the track, but it still retains quite a lot of its traits in terms of good aero-efficiency, what you need. In recent years we’ve also seen the circuit has become more of a rear-limited circuit than a front-limited, and in general the balance of the wear has been quite consistent across the tires. To that end strategy ends up being quite interesting. The weather of course can also play an interesting part in the strategy and obviously in last year’s race we did see how crucial it was halfway through the race. So, we’ll wait and see what happens this year.”

 

 

Revealed – the first photographs of the drop-top LaFerrari

Posted: 05.07.2016
Source: Ferrari

The new limited edition special series to be unveiled at the Paris Show
Order book closes after client preview

Maranello, 5 July 2016 – These are the first photographs of the convertible version of the LaFerrari, the new limited edition special series aimed at clients and collectors that refuse to compromise on the joy of drop-top driving even when at the wheel of a supercar.

The name and technical characteristics of the new car will be announced at the Paris International Motor Show as will the number Ferrari proposes to build. However, all available examples have already been sold after a special preview to clients and the order book is closed.

The new limited edition special series will be available with a carbon-fibre hard top and a soft top. It has the same running gear and performance figures as the original LaFerrari, sporting a 800 cv V12 ICE (with a specific power output of 128 cv/l) coupled with a 120 kW electric motor (163 cv), unleashing 963 cv in total.

Significant and extensive modifications have been made to the chassis with the aim of retaining the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the coupé version. The car’s aerodynamics have also been further honed to guarantee the same drag coefficient even without the roof.

 

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