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Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014

Vettel is Mattiacci's 'parting gift' to Ferrari

Marco Mattiacci has broken his silence to suggest Sebastian Vettel was his "parting gift" to Ferrari. After just seven months in the job, the Italian has been replaced as Ferrari team boss by the Marlboro executive Maurizio Arrivabene. "My best wishes to him are sincere," said Mattiacci, as he spoke for the first time since his ousting to the well-known Ferrari insider Leo Turrini. "He (Arrivabene) is a very competent person and I am sure the fans - and I include myself - will get […]

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

Marco Mattiacci's brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended on Monday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene, the team's third boss in nine months. The Italian joins from sponsor Philip Morris where he held senior positions in marketing and promotions. He is also an independent board member of Juventus soccer club. Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne said in a statement that the team and Formula One needed "a person with a thorough understanding not just of Ferrari but also of the […]

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Raikkonen upbeat over Ferrari progress

Kimi Raikkonen believes that he has made progress with the Ferrari F14T as he finished in seventh place in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Raikkonen executed a two stop strategy to claim seventh place, his best result since Belgium, despite being slowed in the pits by a front jack failure. "Overall, this has been a positive weekend and even in the race, I felt very good in the car," he said. "During the second stint, we realised that if we went for a two stop strategy, […]

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014

Alonso staying at Ferrari 'for the moment' says Mattiacci

As was uttered by a paddock dweller in Singapore this weekend, "There's no smoke without fire". He was referring to the 'Fernando Alonso situation', as the Spaniard's future continues to be the subject of high speculation in Formula One circles. In Singapore, Alonso expressed what appeared to be genuine anger during his media round with foreign-language reporters on Thursday, threatening to reveal the identity of the source of the latest rumours emerging from Italy. The implication was that the leak was from within the walls […]

Posted on Sunday, September 7, 2014

ERS issue ends Alonso streak

Fernando Alonso suffered a race-ending mechanical failure for the first time since the Malaysian Grand Prix four years ago as his Ferrari F14T was halted by an Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) problem in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Alonso was running in the lower part of the top 10 when smoke started trailing from his Ferrari, forcing him to park at the Rettifilo chicane and ending his run of scoring points in every race this season. "After a long run of trouble-free races, it’s […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back

Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team's new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear. Briton Brawn stepped down as Mercedes' team boss last year, but before that he had been Maranello's authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era. Mattiacci, who replaced Stefano Domenicali early this year, told CNN that he has had talks "several times" with Brawn recently. "Everyone would like to have Ross or would like to see Ross back at Ferrari," he said. "He's one of the most respected personalities in […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mattiacci wants engine rules relaxed

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says he would like to see Formula 1's engine regulations relaxed during a season. Engines are currently homologated prior to the start of a season, with tweaks only permitted for reliability or safety reasons. The same rules will apply for the 2015 season and this is something which Mattiacci would like to see changed. "Yes, in a certain way - not as rigid as it is today," he is quoted by ESPN when asked if he'd like the regulations eased. […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ferrari vows to improve procedures

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has promised that the squad will improve its procedures after Fernando Alonso copped a time penalty due to a grid infringement. A problem with the battery on Alonso's car meant that his mechanics were still working on the F14T after the 15 second signal to clear the grid was given. As a result, Alonso was hit with a five second stop/go penalty, which dropped him down the order and left him in seventh position at the end of the race. […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mattiacci: Ferrari needs to be realistic

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci insists that his squad must not get too enthusiastic despite achieving only their second podium finish of the season in Hungary. Fernando Alonso claimed second place during a wet/dry race at the Hungaroring, to add to his third place from April's Chinese Grand Prix. But Mattiacci says Ferrari must be realistic over their prospects for the remainder of the year, in spite of Alonso's podium. "It was a great race and very pleasing to see our team fight back from […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Alonso 'risk' almost nets victory

Fernando Alonso says that Ferrari had no option but to adopt an attacking strategy as they attempted to claim victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Alonso stayed out on Option tyres as the race progressed and held the lead until lap 68 of 70, when Daniel Ricciardo surged through to the head of the field. Alonso nonetheless held second place to claim Ferrari's best result of the season. "[I'm] extremely satisfied," he said. "It's been a tough weekend, a tough season, so this is a […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ferrari 'needs' Raikkonen for 2015

Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen. Lamenting the Maranello team's slip behind Williams for third in the constructors' chase, Fernando Alonso said at Hockenheim that Ferrari has "only been able to count on one car again and we have to improve on that". It might be concluded that Spaniard Alonso wants a more competitive teammate for 2015, but new Ferrari boss Mattiacci has moved swiftly to end those sorts of […]

Posted on Saturday, July 5, 2014

Raikkonen will be 'great' again says Mattiacci

New team boss Marco Mattiacci insists he is not afraid of making changes to put Ferrari back on the path to victory. His predecessor Stefano Domenicali has already gone, and the latest paddock rumour is that engine chief Luca Marmorini could be the next to pay the price for the fabled Italian marque's poor start to the new V6 era. "I will not name names," Mattiacci was quoted by Autosprint at Silverstone, as he refused to rule out personnel changes. He insisted, however, that the […]