Skip to main content

MASSA TO DEBUT NEW FERRARI
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

MASSA TO DEBUT NEW FERRARI  Maranello, 24 January – It will fall to Felipe Massa to give the car that Ferrari will use in this year's Formula 1 World Championship its track debut. The Brazilian will begin work on development of the new car, starting on 5 February at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, which hosts the first of three test sessions of four days duration each, to be held in the run-up to the start of the season. Felipe will stay on track until 7 February before handing over to Pedro De La Rosa, who will thus make his debut at the wheel of a Ferrari.

In the meantime and throughout all the first part of February, Fernando Alonso will intensify his physical training, in preparation for a first part of the season which, as usual will be very demanding, both because of the long distances involved between the various Grands Prix and because of the variety of weather conditions encountered from Melbourne to Sakhir, with Sepang and Shanghai in between. Fernando will get behind the wheel of the fourth car of his Ferrari career for the first time on 19 February at Montmelo's Catalunya circuit. The Spaniard will drive for three days before handing over to team-mate Massa. The final test session, also at Montmelo from 28 February to 3 March will see Felipe and Fernando take turns on track: Thursday and Saturday for the Brazilian, Friday and Sunday for the Spaniard. This means the breakdown of test days for the Ferrari men is as follows: Massa six days, Alonso five and De La Rosa one.

In fact, Pedro is in Maranello today for a seat fitting to fine tune his position in the cockpit of the new car. He has had a series of meetings with the Scuderia engineers to define his programme on the simulator, which will constitute the major part of his role as test driver. This means that his day on track on 8 February will be very important, as it will allow both the team and the driver to work specifically on looking at the correlation between the virtual and the real experience. The work of assembling the new car goes on: yesterday the engine was fired up for the first time.

   Recent Articles
RM SOTHEBY'S VILLA ERBA AUCTION TO SHOWCASE EPIC SELECTION OF FERRARI MODELS, AS 1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER JOINS THE EXTRAVAGANZA

• 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider headlines staggering Ferrari line-up at RM Sotheby's Villa Erba sale, 23 May during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend in Italy
• Offered in stunning, factory restored condition, California Spider is one of only 16 open-headlight versions built
• Sale showcases more than 60 years of Ferrari production, including an early 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Berlinetta
• Another RM 'full house' of Ferrari supercars, including a 288 GTO, a F40, F50, and ....
The Ferrari 488 GTB wows Geneva – Extreme power for extreme driving pleasure

• The innovative 8-cylinder berlinetta debuts at Geneva: new design, new engine and a plethora of patented solutions


Geneva, 3 March 2015 – On its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 488 GTB sets a new benchmark for the sports car sector. Forty years on from the launch of Ferrari's iconic first-ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308 GTB, the Ferrari 488 GTB opens a new chapter in the history of cars with this particular architecture.

Credit for this ach....
THE FERRARI 488 GTB – EXTREME POWER FOR UNIQUE DRIVING PLEASURE

The innovative 8-cylinder berlinetta debuts at Geneva: new design, new engine and a plethora of patented solutions

Geneva, 3 March 2015 – On its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 488 GTB sets a new benchmark for the sports car sector. Forty years on from the launch of Ferrari's iconic first-ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308 GTB, the Ferrari 488 GTB opens a new chapter in the history of cars with this particular architecture.

Credit for this achie....
The 212 Export Coupé is reborn

The car will be at the Maranello Museum until the end of April

Maranello, 9 February – The Ferrari Classiche department in Maranello has produced another masterpiece. It has sympathetically restored a Ferrari 212 Export Coupé Vignale to its former splendour. The car has an unusual history. It was built in April 1951, then in May, it was sold to Antonio Mambretti Sozogni Juva and a month later it was sold to the company of the Duke Cesare d'Acquarone.

In fact, it was the Duke ....
1005KM FOR FELIPE MASSA AT JEREZ

Circuit: Jerez Circuit- 4.428 km
Driver: Felipe Massa
Car: Ferrari F138
Weather: air temperature 3/18 °C, track temperature 5/25 °C. Sunny.

Third day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, in southern Spain. For the third consecutive day, Felipe Massa was at the wheel of the F138, getting through the planned programme established before the start of the test, without any problems.

In the first part of the day, the Brazilian completed the work which beg....
MASSA: 'THREE VERY IMPORTANT DAYS'

Jerez de la Frontera, 7 February - Felipe Massa's first encounter with the new F138 ended today at the Jerez circuit. At the first of three winter test sessions taking place on Spanish soil, Felipe got through a packed programme centred mainly on aerodynamic testing, analysing exhaust configurations and on a comparison of the various tyre types brought here by Pirelli.

'These were three very important days,' said the Ferrari man. 'They were especially useful in the sense of finding the right....
A LOT OF PRECIOUS DATA FROM JEREZ

Jerez de la Frontera, 8 February – The first test of the season for Scuderia Ferrari and the ten other Formula 1 teams came to a close today in Andalusia. Therefore one third of the 2013 testing programme is now completed: with Felipe Massa on the first three days and then Pedro De La Rosa on the final one the team completed an intense programme which will continue on track in two weeks' time in Barcelona.

Today, Pedro's gearbox issue resulted in fewer kilometres but luckily in the af....
Turning the page without forgetting the lesson

Maranello, 25 November – In Formula 1 you never stop. The 2013 season only finished 24 hours ago but heads have already turned towards the next one: indeed in little more than two months we will return to the track at Jerez de la Frontera for the first of three pre-season tests.

So there's not a moment to lose because at Ferrari we know that every bit of energy must be focused on the new car and preparation for the next championship. It's true that the fundamental choices have alread....
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale  
2015 Ferrari F1 Concept
2015 Ferrari F1 Concept  2015 Ferrari F1 Concept  
2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10
2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10  2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10  2015 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10  
2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale
2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale  2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale  
2014 Ferrari 458 Spider
2014 Ferrari 458 Spider  2014 Ferrari 458 Spider  2014 Ferrari 458 Spider  2014 Ferrari 458 Spider  2014 Ferrari 458 Spider  
2014 Ferrari F60America
2014 Ferrari F60America  2014 Ferrari F60America  2014 Ferrari F60America  
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari  
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari FXXR
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari FXXR  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari FXXR  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari FXXR  2014 Ferrari LaFerrari FXXR  
2014 Ferrari Sergio
2014 Ferrari Sergio  2014 Ferrari Sergio  2014 Ferrari Sergio  2014 Ferrari Sergio  
2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept
2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept  2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept