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Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Raikkonen admits Ferrari down on luck

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that everything is going against Ferrari as his difficult 2014 season continued in Canada. Raikkonen suffered a spin exiting the hairpin on his way to 10th position and has racked up just 18 points across the opening seven races of the year to sit a lowly 12th in the championship. "There just seems to be always something happening and my spin didn't help, but I wasn't expecting to get so much power," he said. "We have to check why it happened […]

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ferrari focusing on own issues - Raikkonen

Kimi Räikkönen says that Ferrari is focusing on fixing its own issues with the F14T, rather than thinking about winning the world championship. Räikkönen has endured a difficult start to his second stint with Ferrari, having amassed only 17 points across the first six races, leaving him in 12th in the championship. “It's very hard for anybody to challenge them [Mercedes] for the championship,” he said. “I may be wrong, but that's how it goes. “In the past, you've seen it can all change. Our […]

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Alonso says Monaco qualifying crucial

Thursday pace setter Fernando Alonso says that achieving a good result in qualifying will be crucial for Ferrari's hope of success at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Alonso set the quickest time during the rain-affected second session in Monte Carlo, having been fourth fastest in the morning. "Despite the rain reducing the amount of track time in the second session, we more or less managed to complete all our programme and, with or without a turbo, the complexity of this track remains the same, so […]

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

Montezemolo praises Alonso efforts

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has praised driver Fernando Alonso ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Alonso hinted on Wednesday that some of his closest allies had not been supportive, but Ferrari's president quickly responded to such comments. "Fernando is the best driver in the world, who always gives 200% in the races," he said. "He knows how much I count on him, even away from the race track, in terms of his contribution and the impetus he gives to the team. I think […]

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Raikkonen: Strategy call was wrong

Kimi Raikkonen reckons Ferrari took the wrong approach with his strategy during the Spanish Grand Prix. Raikkonen finished the race in seventh place after stopping twice and was overtaking in the closing stages by two-stopping team-mate Fernando Alonso. "That was a complicated race for me, with the main problem being a lack of grip and in general, it was very difficult to find the right balance on the car," he said. "Going for a two stop strategy proved to be the wrong choice because tyre […]

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2014

Alonso hoping for Ferrari improvements

Fernando Alonso says that Ferrari must not make any mistakes if they are to pull off a strong result at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Alonso qualified in seventh place for his home event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. "This wasn’t a good qualifying session, but the outcome was more or less what we could have expected on a difficult weekend, especially in terms of grip, not just for us but for all the teams," he said. "I’d definitely have liked to be starting […]

Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

Raikkonen: Important to have clean weekend

Kimi Raikkonen says that completing a clean race weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix will aid Ferrari as they bid to kick start their title challenge. Raikkonen is currently in 12th in the championship and has yet to finish a race her than seventh so far this season. But the Finn believes that Ferrari will eventually move up the grid as they understand the F14 T. "We have had a difficult start to the season, so we need to get things on track and fix […]

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Alonso rules out podium chance

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has ruled out the possibility of finishing on the podium at his home race in Spain this weekend. Alonso, who claimed Ferrari's most recent Formula 1 victory at the race 12 months ago, claimed the team's maiden 2014 podium last time out in China. But the Spaniard does not believe that he can repeat his result of three weeks ago. "No, I don’t think so," he said when asked if he could claim a top three finish. "We cannot start the […]

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014

Opinion: Ferrari facing another long road ahead

“Being able to build the engine and chassis together is definitely a nice advantage for Ferrari. Other teams cannot do the same and this year, like never before, installing the new power unit in the car’s chassis will be a complex operation” – James Allison, Ferrari technical director, December 2013. The fact that after four races Ferrari has claimed one podium, has lost its team principal and is chasing Force India in the constructors’ championship is a damning indictment of one of only two teams […]

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Raikkonen laments difficult day in China

Kimi Raikkonen was left to lament a difficult day after technical issues restricted his running in the Ferrari F14T. Raikkonen completed just an installation lap during the first practice session but returned to the circuit in the second session and set the seventh fastest time. "It was a difficult day, that began with a technical problem in the morning session, which meant I only did an installation lap," he said. "Once that was sorted out, in the afternoon, we tried to make up for lost […]

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Mattiacci: Ferrari not giving up on 2014

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says his squad will not be giving up on their 2014 season. Mattiacci was appointed earlier in the week following the resignation of Stefano Domenicali and says the team is aiming to close the gap to Ferrari. "I don't think we are going to give up," he said. "Our goal is to close the gap as much as we can with the leaders and at the moment that is Mercedes. There are many variables that can influence a lap that […]

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Raikkonen: Domenicali exit won't change much

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen does not expect Stefano Domenicali's resignation from the team to change the fortunes of the squad. Domenicali stepped down as team principal with immediate effect on Monday and has since been replaced with Marco Mattiacci. Raikkonen says that he does not know his new boss, but isn't expecting Mattiacci to perform miracles. "I don't know him, we've probably met before," he said. "He will have great people around him and lots of people to help him, so I don't think there […]