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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

2018 Australian GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES –Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing) PRESS CONFERENCE A question to all of you to start with, what sort of shape are you in relative to each going into this new championship? After all, one of your is likely to be the world champion team at the end of it. Christian, why don’t you start? Christian HORNER: First of all, it’s great to be back in Melbourne, good to be going racing again. It seems like a long winter […]

Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arrivabene: “A good result

Ten years on from Kimi Raikkonen’s victory at Albert Park, Scuderia Ferrari has returned to winning ways in Melbourne, in the first race of the season. Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line in first place after 57 laps, in a race whose key moment came on lap 23, when a perfectly executed pit stop for fresh tyres saw him rejoin the track ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. This is Scuderia Ferrari’s 225th Formula 1 victory.  “A good result today that could have been a […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Arrivabene explains Raikkonen 2017 deal

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says the squad's focus on closing the gap to Mercedes in the championship made the decision to retain Kimi Raikkonen straightforwards. Ferrari announced on Friday morning that Raikkonen will stay with the team into 2017, alongside Sebastian Vettel, for what will be his seventh season with the outfit. Arrivabene says the decision to keep Raikkonen was made on Thursday and that Ferrari's focus is on catching Mercedes, rather than worrying about its driver line-up. "We confirmed Kimi because, first of […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Arrivabene: Qualifying pace compromising Ferrari

Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene believes the outfit's qualifying pace is compromising its race ability, as Sebastian Vettel finished in fourth place in Monaco. Vettel led the way during Saturday's final practice session but slipped back in Q3 and was able to clock only the fourth best time, as Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and the Mercedes pair moved clear. In a wet/dry race Ferrari was unable to profit as it was overhauled by Force India's Sergio Perez to leave Vettel fourth, while Kimi Raikkonen crashed […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Arrivabene: Ferrari 'reached the bottom' of potential

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says the outfit reached 'the bottom' of its potential after neither Sebastian Vettel nor Kimi Raikkonen finished the Mexican Grand Prix. Raikkonen was eliminated in a collision with Valtteri Bottas while Vettel sustained a puncture at the start before crashing out at Turn 7 later in the race. It marked the first time Ferrari had suffered a double retirement since 2006 but Arrivabene says the result does not change the team's approach. "Over the course of this season we had […]

Posted on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Arrivabene: Maybe Raikkonen 'messed up' start

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene was left with mixed emotions after the squad's performance during its home race in Italy on Sunday. Sebastian Vettel claimed second place in front of Ferrari's home fans but Kimi Raikkonen dropped to the back after failing to getaway when the lights went out, before he was able to recover to fifth. "This time I see the glass half full. Sebastian’s race to second place was unbelievable," he said. "His contribution to the team so far has been outstanding. As […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Arrivabene says Hungary win proves critics wrong

Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene says that the squad's victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix proved doubters wrong, following a few difficult races for the outfit. Ferrari claimed victory in the second round of 2015 in Malaysia but slipped off the podium in Canada and Austria, while it was firmly third best in Britain prior to rain late in the race. Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen jumped into first and second at the start in Hungary and while Raikkonen was forced to retire due to […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Arrivabene tells Raikkonen to stay calm

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says that Kimi Raikkonen's future remains in his own hands, but that he must avoid the pressure of the situation and stay calm. Ferrari has an option to retain Raikkonen alongside Sebastian Vettel for 2016, but has not yet given assurances that the Finn, currently fifth in the standings, will be kept on for another season. Raikkonen's situation has not been aided by a difficult string of races, having spun on his way to fourth in Canada, crashed out in […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ferrari not yet thinking about Raikkonen future

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says the squad is not yet thinking about its driver options for the future, with Kimi Raikkonen's contract expiring at the end of 2015. Raikkonen re-joined Ferrari at the start of 2014 but his current deal runs out at the end of this season, though Ferrari has an option to retain him into 2016. Arrivabene says that Ferrari's focus lies elsewhere, though is adamant the Finn's sub-par showing in Austria did not change matters. "Of course you have a deadline, […]

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Arrivabene adamant over Ferrari improvements

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene remains adamant that the squad remains a threat to Mercedes, despite its below-par performance at the Canadian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton led home a Mercedes 1-2 as Ferrari finished off the podium for the first time in 2015, with Kimi Raikkonen limited to fourth after a spin and Sebastian Vettel recovering to fifth following his qualifying woes. "It’s not true," Arrivabene said when asked why Ferrari's challenge faltered. "If you look at the pace of Seb in the race it’s […]

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

Ferrari still not ready to sign Raikkonen extension

At least for now, Ferrari is leaving the door slightly ajar for Lewis Hamilton. After declaring that Hamilton would make a great teammate for Sebastian Vettel next year, Bernie Ecclestone backtracked just ahead of the race in Bahrain. "No," the F1 supremo told British television Sky.  "He's happy where he is." But Mercedes and Hamilton are yet to agree terms for a new contract beyond 2015, and rumours in Bahrain about a potential move to Ferrari were widespread. That, however, was before Kimi Raikkonen on […]

Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ferrari calls for Formula 1 'revolution'

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene believes that Formula 1 needs to undergo a revolution in order to increase the popularity of the sport. Arrivabene, who replaced Marco Mattiacci at the squad, reckons leading figures in the sport have a duty to carry out changes and backed calls made by Niki Lauda that Formula 1 should be more spectacular. "I share Niki’s view that Formula 1 needs to be more spectacular and I believe that the risk he evokes of the sport losing fans is something […]