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Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014

Alonso dedicates podium to Domenicali

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has dedicated his podium finish at the Chinese Grand Prix to former boss Stefano Domenicali. Domenicali resigned as Ferrari's team principal last week but Alonso was pleased to be able to climb onto the podium to reflect Domenicali's work at the squad. "Stefano felt probably not happy with his job or his life at this moment so he decided to step back," said Alonso. "Obviously this podium is dedicated to him in a way because probably all the parts from now […]

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vettel 'shocked' by Domenicali exit

World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was "shocked" when he heard about Stefano Domenicali's departure at Ferrari. Although also fierce rivals, the pair were friends, and so regularly spotted chatting or shaking hands in the paddock that Vettel was constantly linked with a potential switch from Red Bull in the future. But on Monday, due to Ferrari's poor results, Domenicali quit. "I was shocked when I heard about it," Vettel told Germany's Sport Bild. "It came as quite a surprise, because he's been there for […]

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014

Domenicali stands down as Ferrari team principal

Stefano Domenicali has left his role as Ferrari team principal with immediate effect. Domenicali took over the position from Jean Todt at the end of 2007 but the Italian has departed following Ferrari's poor start to the 2014 season. Domenicali has be replaced by Marco Mattiacci, the president and CEO of Ferrari North America. Domenicali claimed the constructors' championship in his first season as team principal, but the outfit never claimed the drivers' championship while he was in charge, with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Domenicali: Ferrari must not get downhearted

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali insists that his outfit must not get downhearted, despite a downbeat performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Ferrari was unable to match the Mercedes-powered cars, leaving Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen to come home in ninth and tenth place. Alonso said after the race that Ferrari was in those positions on merit, but Domenicali urged the team to work hard in order to rectify their woes. "This race provided an epilogue to a weekend which turned out to be as […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Domenicali: We know where we need to improve

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali insists that he knows where his outfit needs to improve after the opening two rounds of the 2014 season. Ferrari sits in third place in the constructors' championship ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix but Domenicali insists that the team can close the gap to early leaders Mercedes. "We knew from the very beginning that with these rules changes the challenge will be massive," he told The Official F1 Website. "When we went about designing the 2014 car we […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ferrari admits Melbourne showing 'not acceptable'

Ferrari technical director James Allison has admitted that the team's performance in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix was not acceptable. The team collected 18 points in Australia courtesy of fourth for Fernando Alonso and seventh for Kimi Raikkonen to sit third in the constructors' championship. Allison says that while Ferrari was pleased with the reliability o the F14T, they have to work hard to catch up with rivals Mercedes. "While we can take some satisfaction from the reliability shown by the F14T, it is clear […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Domenicali: Formula 1 must target youngsters

Formula 1 must target younger fans, according to Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali. The Italian moved to downplay suggestions that Formula 1 is facing a problematic situation with slower cars and new power units, with a few drivers not keen on the noise emitted by the power units. But Domenicali insists that people must wait until the full picture of the 2014 season unfolds. "In this situation, it’s best not to rush to draw any conclusions, and play into the hands of those scaremongers, as […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ferrari: Raikkonen more mature since first stint

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali says that Kimi Raikkonen has returned to the team as a more mature driver. Raikkonen is beginning his second stint at Ferrari having raced for the team between 2007 and 2009. Domenicali believes that Raikkonen is aware of the challenge he faces in the form of team-mate Fernando Alonso. "I have found a more mature Kimi, more closely knit to the team," said Domenicali. "He comes to Maranello almost every week to work with the engineers." "He knows his worth […]

Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Montezemolo: Now it is time to win

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says that it is time for his team to return to championship glory. Ferrari has not won a championship since their victory in the constructors' battle in 2008. The Italian squad unveiled its 2014 challenger, the F14 T, at Maranello on Saturday. "Now it is time to win," he said. "I have a lot of confidence in the new technical director James Allison and in the work that our people have made in the engine," he said of Ferrari's new […]

Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ferrari unveils F14 T in Maranello

Ferrari has unveiled their 2014 challenger in Maranello, the F14 T. Ferrari revealed on Friday that the car would be called the F14 T after it topped an online poll decided by fans. Hi-Res pictures of the Ferrari F14 T The car will be raced by Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen will debut the car at Jerez on Tuesday and Wednesday, before handing over testing duties to Fernando Alonso for the remaining two days. F14 T launch: Raikkonen says Ferrari can challenge for title […]