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Hamilton favourite for Spain – or will Ferrari get it right?

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton will be the favourite to win the 2019 Spanish Formula 1 GP here on Sunday… a race he’s won four times, including a hat-trick. Some fans also reckon he will regain the 2019 F1 championship lead from team mate Valtteri Bottas – a mere one point scored for a fastest… Continue reading Hamilton favourite for Spain – or will Ferrari get it right?

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Ferrari V8 Tributo: ‘Benchmark for all sport car engines’

Uncompromising layout and engine Most powerful and best Ferrari engine yet  530kW / 770Nm confirmed performance MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has released the first official images of its F8 Tributo, a mid- rear-engined sport car that, the automaker says, ”represents the highest expression of our  classic  two-seater  Berlinetta”. The  name  is said to pay homage… Continue reading Ferrari V8 Tributo: ‘Benchmark for all sport car engines’

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Ferrari unveils 2019 Formula 1 cars with vow to win

MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has unveiled its 2019 Formula 1 cars, machines the automaker hopes will end an era of Mercedes dominance on tracks around the world. The team also, Reuters reported, says the cars were designed to end an era of Mercedes domination ”and shatter Lewis Hamilton’s dream of a sixth championship”. The sport’s… Continue reading Ferrari unveils 2019 Formula 1 cars with vow to win

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Schumie Jnr to follow dad to Ferrari

LONDON, England – Former Ferrari F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s son – also Michael, but known by the diminutive Mick – has contracted to join the Italian racing team’s driver academy. The 19-year-old will race in Formula 2 through 2019 after winning the 2018 European F3 championship. Ferrari said in a statement on Saturday the youngster… Continue reading Schumie Jnr to follow dad to Ferrari

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Binotto replaces Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 carousel spins on

LONDON, England – Ferrari has appointed Mattia Binotto as its fourth Formula 1 team principal in less than five years after previous incumbent Maurizio Arrivabene was punished for the team’s lack of trophies. The change comes only two months before the 2019 racing season opens in Melbourne on March 17. Ferrari said in a media… Continue reading Binotto replaces Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 carousel spins on

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Ericsson on a roll but Ferrari tops Monza Friday practice

MONZA, Italy – Ferrari was first- and second-fastest in Friday’s first practice ahead of the 2018 Italian F1 GP but Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson’s day ended with a ”spectacular” crash. Sebastian Vettel clocked fastest at 1min21.105, team mate Kimi Raikkonen was 0.270sec slower with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton third-fastest but going into the Monza race with a… Continue reading Ericsson on a roll but Ferrari tops Monza Friday practice

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First pics: Ferrari launches special 488 Pista Spider

50th drop-top from the Maranello marque Benchmark for Ferrari for spider performance 540kW and ‘constantly increasing torque’ MARANELLO, Italy – The Prancing Horse brand’s new Special Series model, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, has been unveiled at annual Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California. The car is the 50th drop-top model from Ferrari and… Continue reading First pics: Ferrari launches special 488 Pista Spider

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Raikkonen’s Ferrari on top after Friday Belgian GP practice

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Kimi Raikkonen kept Ferrari on top of the Belgian F1 GP Friday practice times on Friday, just ahead of F1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes. Reuters reported that Raikkonen recorded 1min43.355 under threatening skies; Hamilton was 0.168sec off the pace and Mercedes’ team mateValtteri Bottas third – but will bne… Continue reading Raikkonen’s Ferrari on top after Friday Belgian GP practice

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Vettel puts mourning Ferrari ahead of Red Bull

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, his team mourning the death of chairman Sergio Marchionne, was fastest in Friday practice here ahead of the 2019 Hungarian F1 GP Championship leader Lewis Hamilton could only – or perhaps only wanted to be – fifth fastest for Mercedes. Vettel’s time of 1min16.834 just shunted Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo… Continue reading Vettel puts mourning Ferrari ahead of Red Bull

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Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Sebastian Vettel denied homeboy Lewis Hamilton a fifth win at his home Formula 1 GP on Sunday and is now eight points clear at the top of the motor-racing’s senior formula. Reigning champion Hamilton went from pole starter to stone last  through to a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen  but fought through… Continue reading Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP