|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.
|FORMULA E, ONE DROP & PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO FOUNDATION TEAM UP FOR SUSTAINABILITYLONDON, UK (November 14 2014): Formula E, ONE DROP and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have come together to show their commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new video campaign – available to watch here http://youtu.be/nNTyWbJAbEc.|
ONE DROP and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are the Official International Foundation Partners for the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship, working together to raise awareness on sustainability, accelerate action and....
|LAGONDA ACHIEVES WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE OF £1.6 MILLION AT BONHAMS GOODWOOD REVIVAL• Bonhams biggest ever Goodwood Revival Sale achieves £15.4 million|
• Lagonda 'EPE 97' sets a new world record, selling at £1,569,500
1930 OM Superba achieves £1,255,900 whilst a Lot 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold above estimate at £651,100
A duo of historic Maseratis: the 4CM Single-Seat Vetturetta sold for £427,100; and 6CM Single-Seat Vetturetta sold for £606,300
With 106 motor cars and 172 lots of automobilia, Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale was the most success....
|BONHAMS TO OFFER RARE FERRARI 275 GTB ALLOY BERLINETTA FOR BOND STREET SALEA 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy-bodied Berlinetta - once considered to be the finest production Ferrari ever built - is to star in Bonhams New Bond Street auction, carrying an estimate of £1,500,000-2,000,000.|
James Knight, Bonhams International Motoring Director, said: 'This is a wonderfully original, long-term preserved, Ferrari 275 'Longnose' Berlinetta offered from the Maranello Rosso Collection. It is one of the finest examples of its type that we at Bonhams have ever had the privilege to o....
|SPOTLIGHT ON MACAU: VERSTAPPEN TO MAKE FINAL FORMULA 3 APPEARANCE 'POWERED BY VOLKSWAGEN'◾Max Verstappen fits Macau start around Formula One commitments|
◾Nine drivers line up at motorsport classic with Volkswagen Power
◾Volkswagen most successful engine manufacturer with eight wins
Max Verstappen (NL) will climb into the cockpit of a Formula 3 car 'powered by Volkswagen' for the final time at the Macau Grand Prix (13–16 November). The Dutchman ended his rookie season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in third place in the Drivers' Championship and has spectacularly bee....
|FORD RACING INTRODUCES KING COBRA PARTS PACKAGE FOR 2015 FORD MUSTANG GT◾New 'King Cobra' parts package 2015 Mustang GT concept unveiled at SEMA Show.|
◾King Cobra package can be replicated by any Mustang owner with the help of Ford Racing's extensive parts catalog.
◾Highlights Ford Racing's first performance packages available for the 2015 Mustang. It is equipped with Ford Racing's 'Drag Pack,' 'Handling Pack,' and 'Super Pack' supercharger kit that helps the King Cobra produce 600+ horsepower.
Ford Racing is excited to introduce a special 2015 Mustang GT built....
|A victory for history• The Ferrari 512 M: the sports prototype faster than the F1|
Maranello, 28th October – The Ferrari 512 M was the last car Maranello designed for the Sports Prototype World Championship to sport a 5-litre engine. It was a veritable powerhouse of technology with revolutionary features that, because of a rule change, sadly never fully exploited its enormous potential. The 512 M was an evolution of the 512 S, the car that Enzo Ferrari launched in late 1969 as a rival to the Porsche....
|WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP VISITS AUDI'S LARGEST MARKET◾Final sprint in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)|
◾China is Audi's largest sales market
◾Audi victorious in 6-hour race at Shanghai a year ago
Ingolstadt, October 27, 2014 – The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is wound up to a high pitch. Within the space of three weeks, sports car fans have been thrilled by the lead in the manufacturers' championship changing twice. Following two one-two victories in succession, Audi had taken the top spot in the standings at the season....
|Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Named a Finalist for International AwardMONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 — An international panel of experts of the International Historic Motoring Awards released their shortlist today and selected the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as a finalist for the Motorsport Event of the Year. The winner will be named at the awards gala in London on November 20.|
Launched in 2011, the International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG private bank and Octane magazine, recognize and celebrate the skills and achievement....