|Monaco, 21 May 1950: where it all began|
| It all began exactly on this day, the 21st May. Sixty two years ago, on this very same circuit that wends its way through the Principality of Monaco and which this coming Sunday, hosts the sixth round of the 2012 World Championship, Scuderia Ferrari made its debut in the Formula 1 World Championship. There were four Ferraris entered in the race: two 125 F1s, in the GP49 evolution, entrusted to the Italians Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi and two 125 F1s for France's Raymond Sommer and the British driver Paul Whitehead. At the end of the race, Ascari had managed to finish second behind Fangio's Alfa Romeo, while Sommer was fourth; Villoresi had to retire on lap 63 while Whitehead had failed to start, because of an engine problem.
Many years have passed since then and the Scuderia is the only team to have taken part in every championship at this the sport's highest level. To date, it has competed in 836 Grands Prix, taken 217 wins, 205 pole positions and 228 fastest race laps. These numbers are all records as are the 16 Constructors' championships and 15 Drivers' titles on the Maranello roll of honour: no other team has won more than Ferrari.
Today, the Scuderia is making last minute preparations prior to sending off the two F2012 cars to Monaco where, starting on Thursday morning, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso will try and add to the tally of 47 podium finishes in this race, albeit only eight of them on the topmost step. The Monegasque event is one of the ones that has gone the longest without seeing a Red victory: the last one dates back to Michael Schumacher's in 2001. Since then, there has been just one pole, for Massa in 2008 and a lot of podium finishes, the last one being Fernando Alonso's second place last year. Unusual, given that no less than six times (2002 Barrichello, from 2004 to 2006 Schumacher, 2008 Raikkonen and 2009 Massa) a Ferrari has set the fastest race lap.
|A DAY OF CLASSICS – VOLKSWAGEN TRIO EXTENDS ITS LEAD AT THE 'MONTE'Volkswagen duos defy difficult conditions at the Rally Monte Carlo|
◾Ogier/Ingrassia, Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene lead rivals by just short of a minute
◾Day three: extremely tricky tyre selection for infamous 'Monte' stages
Three doses of pure 'Monte' – Volkswagen overcame extremely demanding conditions and a hugely difficult tyre selection to extend its three-car lead at the top of the overall standings at the Rally Monte Carlo. With just the final Sunday of rallying to come, Sébas....
|THE FULL 'MONTE': THE NEW POLO R WRC MAKES ITS DEBUT AT A RALLY CLASSIC◾First big test for the second generation Polo R WRC|
◾Volkswagen drivers Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen first onto the 'Monte' route
◾Home race for world champion Ogier – Gap (F) hosts WRC opener
Tough test for the new, second generation of the Polo R WRC: when Volkswagen lines up at the Rally Monte Carlo (22–25 January), it will take on the opposition in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a World Rally Car that has been the subject of sweeping modifications. Double world champions S....
|HONDA KICKS OFF 'YEAR OF HONDA' INNOVATIONS AT 2015 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW◾Next-generation Honda fuel cell vehicle launching in 2016|
◾Advanced environmental vehicles including a new plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicle to launch by 2018
◾HondaJet, Acura NSX supercar, and 4th era of Honda Formula One racing mark extraordinary year of Honda Power of Dreams
◾New Ohio-made VTEC® Turbo engines launching in 2015
Jan 13, 2015 - DETROIT -- Calling 2015 the 'Year of Honda,' the company is showcasing multiple innovative products and technologies on the inte....
|The myth of the auction roomWho will be the lucky new owner of the 1967 Le Mans winner?|
Maranello, 2th January 2015 – The new year begins with a celebration of the past. On January 15th, the most eagerly-awaited car at the Bonhams sales in Scottsdale goes under the hammer. It is, of course, the 11th 275 GTB Competizione of just 12 built by Maranello in 1966. Built specifically for the great GT races of the day, it was given a lighter chassis than the traditional 275, larger double fuel tanks and a new engi....
|Gooding & Company Adds Two Legendary Ferraris to Scottsdale Offerings Including a 1959 250 GT LWB California SpiderThe two-day event will also drop the hammer on a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico along with over a dozen other models from the Italian marque |
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 12, 2014) – Gooding & Company, the record-setting auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, announced today the addition of two superlative Ferraris to its Scottsdale roster. New consignments include a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California....
|MCLAREN-HONDA PREPARES FOR 2015: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE DOMINATIONDec 11, 2014 -- McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver lineup for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.|
All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of global sport's most iconic unions, for McLaren and Honda have already formed one of the most dominant partnerships in motorsport history: Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharge....
|Everyone in the UK goes crazy about the 458 SpecialeMaranello, 17 October 2014 – Ferrari's 458 Speciale has come out on top in an annual group test run by Autocar, one of the most important motoring magazines in the world, to find 'Britain's Best Driver Car.' This essentially means it's the best car as far as the demanding palates of drivers in the UK are concerned, a country that has always appreciated fine automobilies.|
Maranello's V8 won over the eight judges with its amazing performance, setting the fastest lap time at Castle Combe ....
|The California T takes on Monte CarloAn exhilarating road trip through the Principality of Monaco|
Ferrari's head of development test-drivers Raffaele De Simone gives us a thrilling taste of the California T's driving prowess on the challenging streets and roads of the Principality of Monaco. He talks his viewers through the new car's performance as it tackles the Col de Turini mountain pass, one of the toughest stages on the famous Monte Carlo Rally, the legendary Tunnel and, of course, the Monaco Grand Prix's famous Loew....