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Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Was Ferrari's win a gift from Mercedes?

The first Grand Prix to new regulations and with wider, more robust tyres brought about a complete change of approach in race strategy. With stronger tyres Melbourne is a one-stop race and that was the case for most runners this season. But strategy is still critical to race outcomes; at the front the race victory was decided by a strategy call from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who wanted to make an early stop and as he came out behind two cars and not into a […]

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 Sunday, March 26, 2017

Vettel wins the Australian GP

Sebastian Vettel won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, from Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Vettel’s margin of victory was 9.975 seconds over Hamilton, while only the top 6 drivers finished the race in the same lap. This was Vettel’s and Scuderia Ferrari’s first victory since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. The result brings even a bigger satisfaction for the Italian squad as they did not win an Australian GP since 2007, when Kimi Raikkonen took the chequered flag in Melbourne. The win was the […]

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ferrari secures first and second row starts

There are no points given out after qualifying and the 2017 championship has only just begun, but having Sebastian Vettel on the front row in the SF70H, with a gap to pole down by half a second, does nevertheless mean something. And with Kimi Raikkonen right behind in fourth place, it shows that the overall picture for Ferrari is encouraging. “If we look back twelve months, the progress we have made is clear to see,” said Sebastian Vettel. “We are working well as a team, […]

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Vettel tops final practice session

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time in the third practice session on Saturday, whose fast lap of 1:23.380 was .479 of a second better than his nearest pursuer, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas. Vettel broke the all-time lap record at the Albert Park Circuit in the process, bettering it by .149 of a second. It was Vettel who held the previous record – a 1:23.529 set during qualifying in 2011 when he was with Red Bull.  Third free practice results: 1.        S. Vettel  […]

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017

Raikkonen: “Too early for predictions”

  Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is happy with the performance of the SF70H during the winter testing but admits it might not have revealed the exact situation of the 2017 Formula One season. The Finn, who has scored the fastest time of the whole test at Barcelona, is cautious in terms of making predictions ahead of the season opening race in Australia and suggests a more appropriate picture will be seen in China. “There’s a good feeling with this car and that’s the most important thing. […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The title path and how Ferrari beat Red Bull with a slower car

The season finale was packed with drama and tension, especially at the end as Lewis Hamilton tried everything to change his situation and win the world championship. His personal strategy was clear, meanwhile team race strategy decisions had a huge bearing on what happened behind him, with Red Bull trying to win the race using a different strategy gambit, but getting caught out by some excellent work by Ferrari. The Scuderia beat Red Bull despite having a slower car, thanks to strategy. Here’s the inside […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How Ferrari missed the podium in Suzuka

This year’s Japanese Grand Prix was one of only three in the last 25 years where all cars finished, making it a tough race in which to make progress, especially if you weren’t running towards the front. It was also unusual for a Suzuka event in not featuring either a Safety Car or a Virtual Safety car, to mix up the race and offer some strategic dice rolling opportunities. But there were some major talking points about the decisions that were taken with Ferrari again […]

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Vettel praised new track surface

Sebastian Vettel has praised Sepang International Circuit ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix following a repaving of the legendary venue with a high-performance bitumen specifically developed for use on racing circuits. The four-time World Champion walked the 5.543 km track with his team in preparation for a race at which he has achieved huge success, including four victories and his first win for Ferrari last year. “I walked the track earlier today and from what I see the track surface looks really good. It’s […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Could Singapore have had a different winner?

This year’s Singapore Grand Prix was one of the most interesting races of the season from a strategy point of view. It showed that when the performance of the leading cars is closely matched, the strategy possibilities created by having three different tyre compounds make for unpredictable racing and close finishes. There was a great deal of variation in the decisions made before and during the Grand Prix and some big decisions to be analysed, which gained places for some and cost places for others. […]

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016

Vettel pleased with Monza podium

Sebastian Vettel scored a podium finish at his team’s home race in Monza for the second successive year on Sunday. With this result he ended Ferrari's run of four races without a top-three finish and is now positive that the Italian squad will come back to a better form in the future. The German saw the chequered flag third behind the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton after starting the Italian Grand Prix from the same position. “Of course I am very happy […]

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Raikkonen hopeful of better tyre warm-up

Kimi Raikkonen is hopeful that tyre warm-up will improve across the remainder of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, after admitting that it was a minor issue for him during Thursday's practice sessions. Raikkonen was eighth quickest in the opening practice session and claimed fourth in a second session which was interrupted by the arrival of heavy rain. "The feeling with the car today was pretty okay, obviously there are some small issues but they are more related to the tyres: it’s difficult to make them […]