|Never give up, especially in Formula 1|
| It's been decades since we have witnessed such a closely matched start to the season. Not since 1983 have the first five races been won by five different drivers in five different cars. Back then too, one of the winners was a Ferrari, driven by Patrick Tambay in the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, whereas today it is Fernando Alonso who is part of the quintet. This Sunday just gone is the closest the Spaniard has come to repeating his home win of 2006: Fernando was in a fight right to the very last remaining laps with Pastor Maldonaldo in the Williams, without giving up in the slightest. Indeed, this is the required mentality for a season like this when even a single point could make a difference in the final classification. 'You always have to believe you can do it, even when the evidence has you believe the contrary. There are so many incidents in sport which prove this, the most recent being the final outcome of the English Football Premier League,' said Stefano Domenicali to www.ferrarif1.com. 'Last night I watched the replay of the football matches involving the two Manchester sides and saw the determination with which Roberto Mancini continued to exhort his guys even when the situation seemed lost. It was an example for everyone involved in sport and I would like to add my personal congratulations to him for this important win.
|CHINESE GP – CLOSING THE GAP TO THE TOP TEAMSMaranello, 15 April – The Formula 1 season has been rushing along at a hectic pace since the curtain raiser in Melbourne, with no less than three Grands Prix taking place in the space of three weeks. The data base of information available to the Scuderia Ferrari engineers has grown since the first race of the year and the numbers generated have been poured over, picked at and used to drive simulation programmes back in Maranello. However, despite the advances made in virtual car developme....|
| 1982 Dutch Grand Prix: Pironi's Dutch DelightThere have been many moments throughout the history of sport where an individual's life off the field is about to spiral out of control and that at those moments, on the field, he or she has managed to put together the performance of a lifetime. In the case of Didier Pironi in 1982, all of the pressure would be found at the track. Yet, in the midst of incredible pressure he would come through with one of the best drives of his career.|
No sooner had Villeneuve's body come to a rest against the....
| 1980 Belgian Grand Prix: Pironi's Star on the RiseFollowing the outstanding performance in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans that resulted in victory for Renault, its only victory in the 24 hour race, Didier Pironi would be considered a man to watch. On the 4th of May, 1980, in just his second season in Formula One, he would prove why.|
He had to be careful to let the tactics play out. This would not be easy as the sister-car drew far away into the distance. It was the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans and Renault was still to crack the reliability and per....
| AUDI BEGINS NEW ERA AS WORLD CHAMPIONS◾FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with new regulations|
◾Two strong challengers for Audi in the LMP1 category
◾Audi builds its lightest and most efficient sports prototype ever
Ingolstadt, April 14, 2014 – This is a change of historic proportions: The new regulations of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) force the automobile manufacturers to use significantly less fuel than last year. The new rules will come into effect at the Silverstone (GB) season opener on April 20. ....
|FOUR CHINA WINS FOR FERRARIMaranello, 14 April – Sunday's event will be the eleventh Chinese Grand Prix. The race has always been staged on the 5.451 kilometres of the Shanghai circuit, a futuristic venue designed by German architect Hermann Tilke. Ferrari has won four times here, which is a hit rate of 40%. The race was first held in 2004, three from the end of the season. Ferrari took the maiden win, courtesy of Rubens Barrichello in the F2004, who produced a faultless performance. The Maranello squad took a clea....|
| OAK RACING ON THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH• TUDOR United SportsCar Championship - Long Beach – April 11 and 12, 2014|
LONG BEACH, Calif. – After the long 24 and 12-hour endurance races at Daytona and Sebring, which also count towards the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the OAK Racing team is about to take part in the first sprint event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. The race reserved for the Prototype and GTLM categories lasts 100 minutes on the famous Long Beach city circuit. The Califor....
| DANIEL & SEB DELIVER IN THRILLING BAHRAIN GPSAKHIR, BAHRAIN – Daniel delivered a superb drive in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix to claim fourth place from 13th on the grid, as Sebastian battled past DRS and power issues to claim eight valuable points with sixth place.|
In an action-packed race, Daniel made a low key start but was soon advancing through the ranks, passing McLaren's Kevin Magnussen for 10th place on lap 11. He then set off in pursuit of ninth-placed Seb. Sebastian, meanwhile, was in a battle of his own. On lap 15 h....