The president of Ferrari has criticized Fernando Alonso in a move that could open a rift between the Italian team and the two-time Formula One champion. Luca Di Montezemolo says Alonso should know that “all the great champions who have driven for Ferrari have always been asked to put the needs of the team ahead of their own interests.” Alonso is third in the drivers’ standings after finishing on the
Lewis Hamilton seems determined to win back ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, and his latest tactic has involved publicly dedicating his Hungarian Grand Prix win to Nic. Speaking on the winner’s podium the F1 star said, “It’s not been the easiest. It feel a little bit odd without that someone here but I would say this is one of those races you want to dedicate to that person.” We’re pretty sure that “that person” is
Political and financial issues could threaten next year’s Indian and South Korean grand prix, as Formula One paymaster Bernie Ecclestone looks to add new races in the United States, Russia and Austria. Ecclestone expressed doubts about both countries hosting races in 2014 at a confidential briefing for team principals in the paddock during last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. “I’m juggling a lot of balls,” he reportedly said. Formula One is
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton seized his first win for Mercedes in the Hungarian heat on Sunday while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel forged 38 points clear in the Formula One championship after finishing third. “This is probably one of the most important grand prix wins of my career,” Hamilton told the crowd after his fourth win at the Hungaroring circuit in seven years but his first with a team other than McLaren.
Lewis Hamilton scorched to his third pole position in a row for Mercedes in searing track temperatures at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. The 2008 world champion, a three times winner in Hungary with McLaren, lapped the Hungaroring circuit with a best time of one minute 19.388 seconds to deny Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel the top slot. Triple champion Vettel, who leads Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the standings by
Susie Wolff made her full test debut with former champions Williams on Friday, the biggest step by a woman driver in Formula One for more than 20 years, with race regulars paying her compliments. “I think she was pretty good, she was pretty quick and that’s really fantastic to see a lady driving Formula One,” Ferrari’s Felipe Massa told reporters after the final day of a young driver test at
Ferrari have assured Felipe Massa of their support after the Brazilian scored only 12 points from his last four Formula One races. After nine grands prix, Massa has 57 points to team mate Fernando Alonso’s 123. “Felipe is fully aware he can count on our total confidence in him,” Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo told the team website (www.ferrari.com) after Massa visited the Maranello factory on Wednesday to spend time on the