Scuderia Ferrari Tag

By FIA Kimi Räikkönen went quickest in second practice ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix but the Ferrari driver may be facing a grid penalty due to a possible unsafe release from the pit lane late in the session. The Finn was quickly into the action as the session got underway and set an early benchmark of 1:30.689 on soft compound Pirellis that was later passed by team-mate Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. Räikkönen then wasted no time in getting his qualifying simulation out of the way, beingRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel took a sensational Australian Grand Prix victory, taking advantage of a mid-race safety car to beat arch-rival Lewis Hamilton. The defending champion was forced to settle for second place ahead of the second Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen. Local hero Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth. Hamilton led away comfortably at the start, dismissing a brief challenger from Raikkonen as they made their way through the first corners. Vettel held third place but behind Haas’ Kevin Magnussen got the jump on Verstappen who dropped to fifth ahead of Grosjean,Read More
By FIA Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel grabbed top spot in final practice for the Australian Grand Prix with a late surge on ultrasoft tyres at the end of a we-dry session at Albert Park. With the track damp and greasy until the closing stages most teams opted to play safe and remain on intermediate tyres during the final minutes of the session, with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen setting the pace with a lap of 1:31.680 on the green-banded tyres with just a minute to go. Vettel, though had bolted onRead More
By FIA Kimi Räikkönen kept Ferrari on top of the timesheets as pre-season testing came to a close in Barcelona today, with the Finn using the hypersoft tyre to eclipse surprise second-place man Fernando Alonso by half a second. Third quickest was Renault driver Carlos Sainz. Ferrari ratcheted up the pace on the final two days of the test, with Sebastian Vettel yesterday claiming an unofficial circuit record with a lap of 1:17.182. And Räikkönen got close to that mark on the final day of testing, posting a 1:17.221 duringRead More
By FIA Sebastian Vettel broke the circuit record set yesterday by Daniel Ricciardo by almost a second to top the timesheets on the penultimate day of pre-season Formula 1 testing in Barcelona. The Ferrari ended the day over a second clear of nearest rival Kevin Magnussen of Haas, as other frontrunners sent much of the day on long runs. Vettel’s table topping time arrived in morning session as the German sampled the hypersoft Pirelli tyres. And as the bulk of drivers, including Vettel, moved to race simulations in the afternoonRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Ferrari Showcase 2018 F1 Challenger

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The car launches for the 2018 Formula One season are in full swing, with Scuderia Ferrari the latest to join in the action with Thursday’s showing of the SF71H. The Italian manufacturer took the covers off of their latest creation, which also happens to be their 64th challenger designed and produced for the F1 championship. At first glance, the most noticeable thing to stick out is the traditional red livery, which is a change from the white/red and black/red combo from its predecessors. Improvements are featuredRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has revealed the signing of Daniil Kvyat as a development driver ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old Russian moves over to the Italian squad after a difficult journey with Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso. In 2014, Kvyat impressed with Toro Rosso before getting the call to the senior team the following season. However, in 2016 he was dropped back to Red Bull’s junior team in favor of Max Verstappen after the fourth race. Unfortunately, the demotions would continue in 2017 asRead More

Posted On October 19, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Drafting the Circuits

The DTC Podcast: October 19, 2017

Listen to “Drafting The Circuits October 19, 2017” on Spreaker. Frank Santoroski and the Drafting the Circuits panel – Joey Barnes, Gray Warren, Richard Youden, Christopher DeHarde and Seth Eggert – report on the carnage at Talladega, previews the F1 USGP in Austin, and has a healthy discussion about driver development, race series schedules, and the latest Indycar driver news. Credits: Host – Frank Santoroski DTC Panel – Joey Barnes, Seth Eggert, Christopher DeHarde, Gray Warren, & Richard Youden Producers – Anthony Arnold & Keith Hayes Special thanks to Whoobazoo for hosting the DTC Podcast. SocialRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Vettel saw his chances at a fifth Formula One championship dealt its biggest blow yet with an early retirement from Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. It was the third consecutive weekend that Scuderia Ferrari have dealt with problems at the start of the race in some form or another. The 30-year-old German was leading the championship up to the Italian Grand Prix, but with just four rounds left in 2017 he now sits second behind Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton – who stretched his margin out toRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kimi Raikkonen’s shunt in final practice has led to a gearbox from Ferrari and a five-place grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix. The 37-year-old Finn lost control of his SF70Hwhile running through the pair of Degner corners when he lost control at the second part and slid off into the gravel trap and ultimately the wall. The heavy damage to his left rear was enough to end his session and provide Ferrari mechanics a busy task before qualifying. Regulations state that the each unit must lastRead More