MASSA TO DEBUT NEW FERRARI Company press release.
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|
|JOHN SURTEES CBE ANNOUNCES AUCTION LOTS FOR THE 2016 HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION TEAM KARTING CHALLENGE• Tuesday 5 July 2016 – Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, Brooklands|
Team entries are shaping up well for the hotly contested Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge, which will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The event organised by John Surtees CBE, in co-operation with Brooklands Museum and Mercedes-Benz World will be staged once again at the iconic Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey and is free to spectate.
Each year the Brooklands Team Challenge receives tremendous support from t....
|Red Carpet: Ferrari's homage to Hollywood and beyond• A new exhibition is unveiled at Modena's Enzo Ferrari Museum|
Modena, February 18th 2016 – To celebrate Enzo Ferrari's birthday, a new exhibition will be unveiled at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena entitled 'Red Carpet'. As the name suggests, the exhibit is a tribute to Ferrari's role on the Silver Screen and beyond.
This exhibition brings together the models used on screen with clips of them in action in an homage of sorts to the world of film and television which was so qui....
|Australian Grand Prix – Vettel third• Sebastian makes it to the podium. A technical problem stops Kimi after 21 laps.|
Melbourne, 20 March –Scuderia Ferrari put on a strong showing at the Australian Grand Prix. At the start, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen both got the jump on the two Mercedes ahead of them on the front row of the grid, to lead the race. However, after 18 laps the race was red-flagged because of a huge crash involving Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutierrez. The stoppage wiped out the advantage V....
|BONHAMS OFFERS LEGENDARY 1980s SUPERCARThe Ferrari 288 GTO was so desirable that before production had even begun, every single one had been sold. Bonhams now offers a superb example, estimated at €1,300,000-1,700,000, to be sold at the Monaco Sale, taking place in Monte Carlo on 13 May.|
From 1984-1987 only 272 Ferrari 288s were built. The model was developed to fulfill the FIA's (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) newly introduced Group B race and rally regulations, which required at least 200 road-going models in product....
|LAMBORGHINI MIURA 50th ANNIVERSARY AT 2016 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCEThe 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Lamborghini Miura the car that changed the exotic car universe forever. |
The landmark Miura was introduced as a rolling chassis at the 1965 Turin Auto Salon. The new, mid-engine Lamborghini was a huge hit and remarkably, even without coachwork, orders were placed during the show.
That vindicated the three men who conspired to create the Miura. Lamborghini engineers Bob Wallace, Gia....
|FERRARI GTC4LUSSO DEBUTS AT GENEVA: CLASS-LEADING PERFORMANCE, VERSATILITY IN ALL DRIVING CONDITIONS, SUBLIME ELEGANCETHE FERRARI GTC4LUSSO DEBUTS AT THE GENEVA SHOW: CLASS-LEADING PERFORMANCE, VERSATILITY IN ALL DRIVING CONDITIONS, SUBLIME ELEGANCE|
Geneva, 1 March 2016 – The new Ferrari GTC4Lusso is Maranello's latest interpretation of the four-seater concept, which combines extraordinary performance in all driving conditions with sporty elegance and luxurious comfort for both driver and passengers alike.
The GTC4Lusso's name references several illustrious predecessors, not least the 330 ....
|BONHAMS COMMENCE EUROPEAN AUCTIONS WITH IMPRESSIVE GRAND PALAIS SALEBonhams commence European motoring auctions for 2016 with an impressive variety of incredible collectors' motor cars at Grand Palais|
Leading the charge, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, sold to a Parisien bidder in the room for €2,070,000 (£1,559,331) followed by the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, sold for €609,500 (£459,136)
In 2016 Bonhams will host the newly announced Monaco Sale, taking place 13 May, and will return for the Chantilly sale, taking place 4 September
Bonhams begin the 2016 ....
|Competizioni GT Award Ceremony – Forty drivers receive awards at Ferrari Museum in MaranelloMaranello, 13 February 2016 – The awards ceremony for the drivers and representatives of the teams that won in GT racing at the wheel of the Ferrari 458 Italia in its different versions took place during a gala evening at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello on Saturday. More than 50 drivers secured national and international titles for Ferrari along with many race wins on four continents. Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa and Senior Vice President for Commercial and Marketing Enrico Galliera welcomed....|