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Formula 1 – Ferrari – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Circuit: Jerez circuit – 4.428 km Driver: Fernando Alonso Car: Ferrari F2012 Weather: air temperature -2/17 °C, track temperature 0/26 °C. Sunny. Fourth and final day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain. Fernando Alonso brought the test to an end, continuing with the work of acquiring […]

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Formula 1 – Lewis Hamilton Back In The Winners Circle

November 14, 2011

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After a drama packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was elated to finally take the top step on the podium again. Here’s what all the drivers thought. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton “This result is just fantastic. I’m usually my own biggest critic – I’m always hard on myself when I make mistakes – […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Scores Inaugural Indian Grand Prix Pole

October 30, 2011

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Sebastien Vettel continued his 2011 qualification dominance, storming to another pole position with a time of 1m 24.178s. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton will rue his 3 place grid penalty, as he set the second fastest time of 1m24.474. Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber was third fastest, with Fernando Alonso proving again to be the best of the […]

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Formula 1 – Button Leads McLaren Charge In Free Practice In Japan

October 8, 2011

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McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button set the early pace in Japan, posting the fastest time in a somewhat inconclusive Free Practice 2 session. The Ferrari’s of Fernando Alonso & Felippe Massa were around the mark all day, but for a moment it looked as if everyone would be overshadowed by Australian Mark Webber. But then […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Cruises At Monza, Closes In On Championship

September 12, 2011

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After sitting behind Fernando Alonso‘s Ferrari & the safety car early in the race, Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel drove into the distance, along with the hopes of those trailing him in the 2011 Championship. Teammate Mark Webber‘s title charge was effectively ended, crashing out on lap 5. Jenson Button claimed second place on the […]

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Formula 1 – Aggregated Driver Quotes – Italian GP Qualifying‏

September 11, 2011

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      Sebastian Vettel has once again claimed pole position for tonight’s Italian Grand Prix by half a second. The German was surprised at how competitive the car was on a track that has not suited the Red Bull machine’s in the past. Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes had a good result, putting both their […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari – Hungarian Grand Prix 2011

August 1, 2011

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Another podium, the sixth of the season for Fernando Alonso and Scuderia Ferrari and another points finish for Felipe Massa, his eighth of 2011. The result does not change the positions in either championship (Fernando fourth and Felipe sixth in the Drivers’ and the Scuderia third in the Constructors’.) And confirming the positive trend, the […]

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Formula 1 – Fourth Podium Finish In A Row For Alonso

August 1, 2011

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Another podium, the sixth of the season for Fernando Alonso and Scuderia Ferrari and another points finish for Felipe Massa, his eighth of 2011. The result does not change the positions in either championship (Fernando fourth and Felipe sixth in the Drivers’ and the Scuderia third in the Constructors’.) And confirming the positive trend, the […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari – Qualifying

July 31, 2011

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  Another fourth and fifth place for the two 150º Italia cars in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, this time with Felipe Massa setting the fourth fastest time and Fernando Alonso the fifth. Both drivers ran identical programmes with the Pirelli tyres: one set of Primes in Q1, one of Options in Q2 and […]

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Formula 1 – Alonso Leads Ferrari Charge In Hungary

July 30, 2011

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Almost a whole Grand Prix distance for both of the Scuderia Ferrari drivers over the course of the first day of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. Fernando was third fastest this morning and second in the afternoon, completing a total of 69 laps, four more than Felipe Massa, who finished sixth in both sessions. Fernando […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing Hungarian Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 30, 2011

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Mark Webber:     “I made a mistake this morning when I got on the   damp kerb. I’ve seen a few of those over the last few years, but drivers still don’t learn – we still go out there and push! I clipped the ‘turf and hit the barrier, but fortunately only the front […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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Fourth and fifth places for the two 150º Italias in qualifying for the German Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso setting the fourth fastest time and Felipe Massa the fifth. In Q1, Fernando used just one set of Prime tyres, while Felipe also had to use a first set of Options. The Brazilian made up for […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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The start of the German Grand Prix weekend did not throw up any major surprises, so that it was a normal Friday in fact with no need to embellish the description of the work carried out. It centred on evaluating some new technical components and on a comparison of the two types of tyre supplied […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari Silverstone Grand Prix Race Report

July 11, 2011

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First win of the year for Scuderia Ferrari, thanks to Fernando Alonso on the very same track where, sixty years ago, José Froilan Gonzalez took the team’s first ever win. Today’s victory is number 216 from 821 starts for Ferrari, of which 16 of them have come at the British Grand Prix. This is Fernando’s […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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This is a special Grand Prix for Scuderia Ferrari, as it was actually here at Silverstone that it took the first of its 215 wins to date in Formula 1: on 14 July 1951, José Froilan Gonzalez, took the victory in the second ever running of this race as a counter towards the Formula 1 […]

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Formula 1 – Best Result Of The Season For Ferrari

June 27, 2011

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Fernando Alonso: “I was determined to get on the podium. In my trophy collection, the only ones now missing are from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and, naturally, India. I hope I can complete the collection by the end of the year! I was really pleased to taste champagne again, especially in front of this […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Ferrari Off On The Right Foot In Valencia

June 25, 2011

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A reasonable start to the Valencia weekend, which kicks off a very busy cycle of four races in five weeks. Allowing for all the usual unknown factors on a Friday –different work schedules and fuel loads – the two Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers displayed a good level of competitiveness in both sessions. Fernando Alonso was […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren Mercedes European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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LEWIS HAMILTON MP4-26A-03 P1 programme                                     23 laps                         1m41.510s (+1.107s)     4th P2 programme                                     26 laps                         1m38.195s (+0.227s)     2nd “It was very slippery out there today. In P2, the grip was a little lower because the new Prime tyre proved a bit tricky to switch on. But once we fitted the Option tyre, it was much […]

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Formula 1 – Second Podium Of The Season For Scuderia Ferrari

May 30, 2011

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Second podium of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, once again courtesy of Fernando Alonso, who took the chequered flag in second place. Unfortunately, the 150º Italia Number 5 was the only Ferrari at the finish, because Felipe Massa had to retire on lap 33 after an accident which occurred as a result of a […]

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Formula 1 – Vettel Wins Drama Packed Monaco Grand Prix

May 30, 2011

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Red Bull Racing‘s Sebastien Vettel has continued his domination of the 2011 season, holding off Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso & McLaren‘s Jenson Button after a furious restart on Lap 72 of the Monaco Grand Prix. Vettel opened up a huge 2.5 second lead on Lap 1, and it looked like it was going to be another […]

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