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Ferrari clear way for breakaway series

Not for the first time in recent years, Formula One is bracing for a period of unrest that includes the threat of a breakaway series, as Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo outlined

Ferrari FF review

If the idea of a 651bhp Ferrari you can drive across a ploughed field strikes you as faintly ridiculous, then perhaps a Ferrari you can drive to a ski resort seems less so. “Snow is new for us,” says Franco Cimatti, Ferrari’s technical director. Early testing on a 599 mule packed snow into the transmission coolers in front of the rear wheels, with predictable results. “We have had to change the shape of Ferrari,” he says. For me, the four-wheel drive side, while technically

Massa’s new Ferrari too hot to handle

LONDON – Felipe Massa found his new Ferrari Formula One car too hot to handle on Thursday when it caught fire afterhe had completed only a few laps of the Valencia circuit in eastern Spain. The Brazilian was testing for the first time this year after Spanish team mate Fernando Alonso had spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the F150.
The Italian team said on their website (www.ferrari.com) that Massa pulled over when the car suffered an oil leak caused by a broken clamp. “Unfortunately

Ferrari launch first in bid to make quick impact

MARANELLO – Ferrari unveiled their new F150 car for the Formula One season on Friday, promising Fernando Alonso he now has the means to recapture the world title after last year’s slow start and calamitous finish.
The Italian glamour team and oldest in the sport could not keep pace with eventual champions Red Bull in the early 2010 races but are confident they can make an immediate impression at the first 2011 grand prix in Bahrain on March 13. “We start off with reliability,

Motoring – 208mph Ferrari FF breaks cover

Ferrari has revealed details of its first ever four-wheel drive model. The Pininfarina-designed FF (meaning four seats and four-wheel drive) is billed as the Italian manufacturer’s fastest four-seater ever and uses a front-mounted 6.2-litre direct injection V12 engine, producing 651bhp at 8,000rpm and 504lb ft of torque at 6,000rpm, mated to a transaxle dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift gearbox.
At 4.9m and 1,790kg the FF is fractionally longer and lighter than the outgoing 612

Ferrari replaces Dyer with Fry

ROME – Chris Dyer has been replaced by Pat Fry as Ferrari’s head of race track engineering in a reshuffle by the Italian manufacturer. The move is widely seen as a reaction to Ferrari’s error in team strategy at the final Grand Prix of last season in Abu Dhabi which cost Fernando Alonso the world title last year as an ill-timed pit-stop dropped him down the field and out of contention.
Joining the team is former Red Bull and McLaren engineer Neil Martin who will head up

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