Thursday, December 30, 2010

La gazzetta de Ferrari

* the Ferrari F11 has passed the first crash tests for the rigidity of the shell of the car with success. The only minor defect that was found is a crack on the outside front of the car but it is something that is easy to correct. These tests took place near Milan under the supervision of an official of the FIA . Aldo Costa, who oversaw the design of the F11 was very pleased and reassured to read. The F11 will undergo further tests within the next few days. In addition it is rumored that the new Ferrari was built at the limit of the using extremely thin materials in order to optimize its speed.
* Valentino Rossi will face Fernando Alonso in a race on ice at the festival vroom which be held in Madonna di Campiglio in January.
* Luca di Montezemolo said recently that Sebastian Vettel could eventually drive for Ferrari as it would be an ideal successor to Felipe Massa.
* for his part Fernando Alonso said he would welcome the German pilot and he was not afraid to face any pilot who could become his teammate . Fernando also said he has always scored more points than all his teammates and it was not about to change.

Fernando Alonso runs for Unicef in oviedo

Fernando Alonso has also participated Sunday, December 26, in a race in oviedo to raise funds for UNICEF to build schools in Africa. more than 1500 people participated in the race of 4km in downtown despite the cold.
Fernando was also very pleased that this race has brought together many people to help children in Africa.

Fernando Alonso at the XIII gala solidaria in oviedo

Fernando Alonso took part Saturday, December 24 at a football game for the kitchen economic of oviedo, his hometown. athletes from the region also attended the game and helped raise 6 tons of nonperishable food. Note that Fernando's team did not win but they have reached the semi final

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fernando Alonso at the gala solidaria in Madrid

Fernando Alonso on Saturday attended the gala solidaria organized by bank Santander in Madrid with the aim of giving gifts to children in need .
Fernando has also answered some questions asked by children. One of them has also led to laughter as Fernando was asked if he was drinking Red Bull to stay in shape ! Fernando has firstly laughed and then responded, no as might be expected.

La gazzetta de Ferrari

* at the Scuderia Ferrari Christmas dinner for the Italian journalists (who also received a gift of a model of the f10), Luca di Montezemolo said he had not abandoned his idea to have 3 cars team, but this time not to run in the same team, but to "rent" to a small team a car with the technology of a big team like Ferrari. More di Montezemolo thinks we should build circuits with more opportunities for overtaking and entertainment rather than having circuits with titanic architecture . Finally, the Ferrari president believes that the ban of private testing during the season is wrong for formula 1 .
* Fernando Alonso has said he would start a diet to lose weight because of the return of KERS next year. He currently weighs 68 pounds and think losing 2-3 pounds.
* Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo both said that the new Ferrari will need to be competitive from the start of the season and that the mistakes of 2010 must not be committed in 2011. Finally we know that the new Ferrari will be presented in late January between 25 and 31 January 2011.

The 2010 Christmas party !

Luca di Montezemolo and Ferrari drivers, dressed for the occasion in Santa Claus, participated in the Ferrari Christmas tree which rewarded children of all those who work in Maranello. The children were able to attend a show and received gifts from the hands of their favorite drivers !
If you look closely you'll see on the picture to the right of Montezemolo is Felipe Massa and at the far right of the photo is our dear Fernando Alonso !

FIA 2010 gala

Friday December 10th was the gala 2010 FIA during which the first 3 of the differents categories reserved by the FIA have received their trophies. So Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber have been honored . Here are some pictures.

Fernando Alonso elected best 2010 driver by the team managers !

Fernando Alonso has been elected the best driver of the 2010 season by team managers interviewed by Team managers were given points to the pilots .
Here is their classification:
1. Alonso 229
2. Vettel 220
3. Hamilton 196
4. Webber 146
5. Kubica 129
6. Button 86
7. Rosberg 68
8. Hülkenberg 17
9. Massa 17
10. Barrichello 11
and the reaction of Fernando: "I'm very happy to learn that the majority of team managers chose me as best driver of the year, even if it goes without saying that I would have preferred to receive this compliment in being world champion .
This is yet another reason to add that it was an incredible season, despite the disappointment of the last step. The team and I have fought to the end and never give up, even when everything seemed to be a lost cause. We have made a remarkable comeback.
Next year we'll try to do better, but I will still remember that 2010 was a wonderful year. "

Friday, December 17, 2010

The news of the week part 2

* the FIA Gala 2011 and the last World Council of 2011 will take place in New Delhi instead of Monaco.
* Kimi Raikkonen will continue his good adventurein rally in 2011 but may be in another team that could be Ford. Moreover, the fact of running in this team would open him the doors of NASCAR to make a few races.
* Vitantonio Liuzzi is confident he will remain at Force India in 2011 alongside Adrian Sutil.
* Has its side Bruno Senna believes that his chances of being on the grid next year are very slim.

The news of the week part 1

Mark Webber has revealed in his book "Up Front", which recounts his fabulous 2010, he had a broken shoulder just before the Japanese GP after a fall mountain bike and he ran the 3 gp with this latest injury unresectable. Besides, he had had injections of cortisone before the Japanese GP. Only his physio and the doctor of the FIA were aware but not Christian Horner who has also strongly criticized Mark. Since Mark has said that if he did not revealed it it was only because the injury didn't cripple him .
* Pedro de la Rosa is planning to be again a test driver for McLaren in 2011 if he does not find a quick wheel holder in a team. For his part Hulkenberg is confident about his chances of being on the grid in 2011 .
* Nelson Piquet, father and son have won their case against Renault who had accused them of having lied in the case of crashgate singapore. Renault will have to pay them damages and reimbursement for costs of the suit.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pirelli test : Abu Dhabi day two

Fernando Alonso finished first in the second day of testing in Abu Dhabi to test the new Pirelli tires. He was also one of the most assiduous on track since he made 105 laps. Also note that Alonso has, like his teammate yesterday, tested a new type of helmet with unknown specifications .

Abu Dhabi : Pirelli tests day one

After this first day of testing with the new tire manufacturer Pirelli it's Felipe Massa who is leading the standings. He was also one of the most assiduous on track with 94 laps. as you can see Felipe has changed his helmet because he was testing a new sort of helmet . The medium and soft tires have been tested . The soft ones always wear a green stripe but this time around the rim .

Fernando Alonso wins the DHL trophy !

Even if he has not won the world title Fernando Alonso has won a trophy anyway. The DHL Trophy for having the most fastest laps this season. Fernando was tied with Lewis Hamilton but Fernando did more 2nd places than Lewis so the trophy is awarded to the Ferrari driver .

Abu Dhabi : the race

Here is the top ten of the last race of in the season in Abu Dhabi :

The news of Thursday November 25th

* the negotiations between Toyota and HRT have failed, which means that the Spanish team is in big trouble because it has not always car for 2011. Besides, the team plans are to use the 2010 car during the first half of the 2011 season while waiting to see what happens.
* Renault is expected to announce the sale of its shares to the company-owned Proton Lotus. The team called Lotus-Renault (Renault to remain in the name of the new team in 2011 for the rights TVs). Note that Renault will be only an engine manufacturer for 3 teams: Red Bull, Lotus-Renault and the other team lotus which maybe will be called Malaysia1 .
* Nico Hulkenberg has left Williams and is supposed to be the 3rd Mercedes driver in 2011 .

The paddock podium of Abu Dhabi

* the 3 in :
Sebastian Vettel: he was perhaps the least well placed for the title but he is ultimately the new world champion and the youngest ! Although he benefited from policy errors of his opponents but was not disgraced by winning the last race of the season from pole position .
Mclaren: their mission was to consolidate their second place in the constructors' championship and they have performed very well finishing 2nd and 3rd with perhaps a little flat for Hamilton has not been able to get the win. Great race from Button who won a place in relation to qualifications .
Nico Rosberg : Nico qualified just ninth then he finished the race in 4th place with a good strategy because he changed tires during the SC.
* the 3 out :
Ferrari : the driver title was widely available to them and they have wasted that opportunity because of apoor strategy, they were only focused on Mark Webber and neglected Vettel, despite a very good Alonso. The Spanish driver was trapped behind Petrov because Renault had a top speed in a straight line because he had already changed tires during the SC. For Massa was the same situation that ruined his race.
Webber : fifth in qualifying mark had already compromised his chances. His premature stop them permanently destroyed but favored his teammate. The question one might ask is: Was this on purpose?
Schumacher : Michael could have done better to finish the season but instead of that he left the track, taking with him Liuzzi. This accident could have serious consequences, but fortunately nothing happened! It will require that the seven-time world champion straightens the bar in 2011 especially against teammate , Nico Rosberg , who has regularly exceeded in the race this season.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the formula rossa(video)

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the formula rossa(video)

The new measures adopted by the Fia

* FIA met last Friday to adopt new measures. Here they are :
- now any driver who violates the rules of the road driving his car will be sanctioned by the FIA but we do not yet know the range of sanctions.
- Now the FIA may issue licenses for the senior staff teams which will allow the Fia to ban someone for life.
- FIA has increased the amount of the maximum fine that can give the Commissioners as a penalty. Now it is 250 000 dollars instead of 100 000.

The paddock podium of Brazil

The 3 in :
1. Fernando Alonso: Although the Spaniard has not won the race he still managed to make a podium and conceded just 3pts to webber what keeps him in mind before the final race where he hopes to be titrated . We've also been awarded of two beautiful overtaking on Hamilton and Hulkenberg.
2. Red Bull : with a 1-2 podium in Brazil Vettel and Webber offered the manufacturers' title to their team. More Vettel posts another victory allowing him to return to 15pts leader but it will probably be not sufficient for the title.
3. Hulkenberg: Although he did not stay very long first Nico is definitely the man of the weekend with this beautiful pole and he gave a great duel with Alonso and Hamilton .
* the 3 out :
Felipe Massa: he was never on the same pace as his teammate and had a very difficult race with the problem of fixing on the right front wheel at the firs stop which cost him dearly. Hopefully it will catch up in Abu Dhabi .
2. Mclaren: Although they did a good race, especially Button who has won 6 seats, but the manufacturers' title eludes them, and probably one of the pilots because it would take extreme circumstances for Hamilton to be titrated.
3. Insecurity: sauber employees have been stealing their belongings and Button escaped an armed assault while he was in his car on the way to his hotel. Fortunately, his driver was very clever to escape the attackers. While security has been strengthened after these two incidents but we will review the copy without which the future of GP could be threatened.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The best pics of Fernando Alonso's podium in Brazil

Brazilian gp : the race

Here is the top 10 of the Brazilian race :

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

La gazzetta de ferrari

* According to the German newspaper "auto motor und sport", Fernando Alonso will have a zero-time engine in Abu Dhabi because it would use the one that was removed after qualifying in Bahrain. This engine it could not be placed on the Ferrari because it was taken after qualifying but as Abu Dhabi will be the last gp all the drivers will start the engine they wish within the limits of 8 engines allocated to them.
* Stefano Domenicali said Massa would not be a driver number 2 next year and that both pilots will fresh start in 2011 .
* the latest rumor of the moment would like Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are under protection during the weekend of the Brazil race due to the fact that some fans of Massa have not liked the fact that ferrari advantaged Fernando Alonso during the gp of germany .

News of Wednesday November 3rd

* Russian Mikhail Aleshin, recent winner in Formula Renault 3.5, could join force india in 2011 but first it would take 10 to 15 million euros budget sponsors.
* Nick Heidfeld said he wanted to stay as owner in 2011 but not in a slow team , not in one of the new teams. He would be good in Renault or Force India.
* Bruno Senna has confirmed that he was in contact with other teams to quit HRT. He could go to lotus or virgin. Over his steering wheel back in HRT appears to Pedro de la rosa .
* It seems that Nico Hulkenberg is not completely ousted from Williams because the team of Grove would like to sign a 5 year contract (with a possible release but only if Nico pay a penalty of 15 million euros). And that's where it seems stuck as Nico did not want to move as many years with Williams.

Friday, October 29, 2010

News of Friday October 29th part 2

* red bull is afraid of having to use a ninth motor on the car of Sebastian Vettel by the end of the season .
* Gerhard Berger is full of praise for Fernando Alonso saying the new leader of the championship is now equal Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher.
* Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi both planning to take the wheel of Mark Webber when he will leave at red bull. But there will be room for only one then who will be the stronger ?

News of Friday October 29th

Red Bull said it will support any of its two pilots in Brazil as Vettel and Webber will be treated equally.
Jenson button, although relegated to 42pts leader Fernando Alonso has not given up the title and does not want to help Lewis Hamilton in Brazil, although the latter has shown the application.
* Kimi Raikkonen was expected to continue to rally in 2011 still in the junior team Citroen.
Hulkenberg's manager said his driver was not disqualified from Williams and he could keep his flying in 2011. In addition it was reported this morning that Rubens Barrichello could retire at the end of this season which would mean that the seat would be attributed to Pastor Maldonado .

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The best pics of the podium of the korean gp

The korean gp results

Here is the top 10 of the korean gp :

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fernando Alonso GQ interview

here is a very nice interview of Fernando Alonso for GQ magazine in November in which he engages in open heart .
character: "I am aware of being a man with a character to the old, traditional. I'm quite unusual for my generation because I grow and defends the values related to my past, my land, my family."
values "have courage means taking responsibility when you have to introduce yourself to people who have as much work for you to be in the best possible conditions. then you get on the car and you say: Now there are more excuses that hold, we must do a perfect lap. in life it happens often. it happened when my family has sacrificed to give me opportunities. therefore when I say I give great importance to the tradition I mean that I give a real value to words like honor, duty and respect. "
raquel : "i feel pretty good about my relationship. I try to do my best, we try both. for now we do not intend to have children but may be soon. I have a niece one year old, Maria , and for now it's enough for me. I think when a family is a family and a sense of family is deeply rooted in me. "
feelings: "I can not express my feelings. I am not able to show with actions. I think it affects raquel a lot and not just her. I try to explain it and I think it comes from my father. He loves me with all his heart but he never took me in his arms even when he saw me in trouble but a glance was enough to understand us.
Money: "I have no personal plane. I have a boat like bcp other drivers. I do not give importance to these things. I know it means having privileges. Money is important and I agree but it is better to have more normal and strong values . "
* The kitchen: "My father taught me. He was preparing the meal because my mother worked so I thought it was normal to me too. Well in my studies I took the kitchen as an option for three years. "
magic: "a passion that comes from my grandfather. holidays, after eating, we always played cards. it was ridden with me, he always tips and I was

fascinated by this inexplicable thing . I was happy. I was doing magic to see the reaction of stunned people. surprise, joy. "
Cycling: "I looked at the stage of Tour de France, the Vuelta and Giro . have always loved cycling and now I train in this sport. I'd like to create a real team .

The paddock podium of korea

The 4 in :
*Fernando Alonso: steadily increasing since the gp monza Alonso has made a very successful operation on Sunday by winning the first GP of Korea, ran under hellish conditions, and taking the drivers championship lead with 11pts ahead of Webber .The Spaniard is more than ever a favorite for the title.
*Lewis Hamilton: After several unsuccessful hamilton gp found the podium and puts 3rd in the drivers' standings. However we can note that mclaren did not really was able to worry about Red Bull and Ferrari this Weekend .
*Felipe Massa: Brazilian driver finally found the podium and clears his last two rather poor results also offering valuable points for Ferrari in the constructors' championship .
*michael schumacher: since returning to competition this 4th place is by far his best result in a race well run smoothly. In addition he offers a lot of points to mercedes to keep the 4th place in the constructor championship .
The 2 out :
*Mark Webber: Red Bull driver has blown his last joker in Korea with a personal error that caused his abandonement. Now with Alonso 11pts, new leader, the title is not lost but no errors are allowed.
*Sebastian Vettel: with the pole and leading the race, Vettel was overtaken by Alonso and Hamilton and then gave up on engine failure. Now Alonso has 25pts and at 14pts from his teammate the title is not over again but there are no room for error.

News of monday october 25th

* The duo Jacques Villeneuve- durango decided to pause their project to buy an F1 team to devote himself to NASCAR. * The format of the weekend gp could increase from currently 3 days to 2 days with qualifying on Sunday just before the race and the free practice on Saturday.However christian horner think we should keep the current three days but do scrutineering on Friday to avoid bringing teams from Wednesday . * Peter Sauber, team boss namesake, deplored and strongly criticized behavior "very unsporting" on behalf of the Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren Mercedes Grand Prix in South Korea.These images have indeed escaped anyone, relayed live on television worldwide. At the time of abandonment of Sebastian Vettel on mechanical failure, on the 45th lap, we could see in succession the Ferrari garage and then leave McLaren Mercedes for joy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The korean track confirmed by the fia !

Here are the latest pics from the korean circuit which was confirmed yesterday by Charlie Whiting and the GP will therefore be well on october 24 . Organizers said the track was finished and that there is only the finishing work to do .

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The paddock podium of suzuka

The 4 in :
Sebastian Vettel : after several unsuccessful GP he returns to the top step of the podium in japan with having led the race from start to finish . Now at level on points with Alonso , vettel keeps his chances for the world title .
Mark Webber : he did what he needed to keep the championship lead but without worry his teammate . Bonus mark offers a fine double in his team . But now he has two formidable opponents in the person of Alonso and Vettel .
Fernando Alonso : his mission was to limit the damage on a track cut for the red bull and he made it the most beautiful way by a podium . He has now 14 points behind webber but he keeps all his chances for the title next above the next tracks should be better suited to Ferrari .
Kamui Kobayashi : without him we might have found the race more boring ! Kamui has offered beautiful overtakings even with a sauber a little banged up after a collision with Alguersuari .
the 4 out :
Lewis Hamilton : lewis still had a weekend to forget : crash in FP1 , penalty for changing gearbox on saturday and brake and gearbox problems on sunday that cost him to be overtaken by his teammate . The title is not lost but it departs sharply .
Felipe Massa : he has again experienced a turbulent paced with a bad qualifying session and an accident at the first turn causing more the retirement of Liuzzi ! Massa did not record any points for Ferrari in the constructors championship fight and sees his place in the team weakened .
Renault : Renault came back from japan with no points and has spoiled the chances of a podium to Kubica because of a lost wheel ! Meanwhile Petrov finished his race from the first turn also causing the retirement of Hulkenberg(Petrov received a 5 grid penalty for the korean race for this incident) .

Japan GP : race results

Here is the top 10 of the japan GP :