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1/10/2018 Not just Ferrari: also Lamborghini
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1/7/2018 Auctions: this week a special Ferrari sale in England
The International Car Auctioneers Coys will hold on Saturday 13th January - at the Autosport Show, at NEC in Birmingham, England - a specialist Ferrari sale honoring the marque's recent 70th anniversary. One of the Ferrari on offer is a 1993 Ferrari F40 Michelotto. Other Ferrari going under the hammer include a matching numbers 1983 Ferrari 512BBi, a 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4/BB, a 1981 Ferrari Mondial, a 1986 Ferrari Mondial Convertible and a 1991 Ferrari 348 TS.
1/7/2018 F1 is the most growing sport brand
Formula One racing car championship in 2017 was the most growing sport brand. F1 registered an increase both on TV and on digital media - and social media - platforms during last year. F1 gained a 6.2 percent increase in TV audience compared to 2016 across all F1 programes broadcast throughout the year. Positive growth was registered in the top four performing markets in Italy, Brazil, the UK and Germany, while viewing also rose significantly in China, Switzerland and Denmark.
12/31/2017 Maserati ready to appear on F1 Championship thanks to the US Haas
After Alfa Romeo, ready to return on F1 championship as sponsor of the Sauber team, another legendary Italian name could end up back on the F1 grid alongside it. Maserati could make a return to F1 in a similar manner to Alfa, thanks to Ferrari, as sponsor of the Us team Haas. Haas and Ferrari already have a partnership. Haas uses Ferrari powertrain, and leans on both Ferrari and the other Italian powertrain maker Dallara.
12/31/2017 Hamilton, a LaFerrari to drive with friends
The F1 Champion Hamilton (Mercedes) was already seen driving a LaFerrari earlier this year. But around Christmas, on social media, American actor King Bach, a close friend of the four time F1 champion, – real name Andrew B. Bachelor – shared snaps of a sparkling red LaFerrari with “Lewis Hamilton” printed on it. Floyd Mayweather and Gordon Ramsay are also owners of the rare set of wheels. There are, right now, only 499 LaFerrari in the whole world.
12/24/2017 Ferrari California spider sold for almost $18 millions
RM Sotheby’s held this month the third New York City auction, this one entitled “Icons”. Vehicles such as a Phil Hill-raced 1952 Jaguar C-type has been sold for a very fair $5,285,000, but the top sale of the evening was about the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione that finished third in class at Le Mans in 1959 and brought a handsome $17,990,000 at the auction. This auction has had a total of $45.5 million in sales for the 3-hour auction.
12/24/2017 Marchionne, the new Ferrari F1 car ready in February
Marchionne, Ceo of Ferrari, just confirmed the whole Italian F1 squad, and announced the launch of the new 2018 racing F1 car for February, the 22nd. During the traditional Christmas party, Marchionne also confirmed Vettel and Raikkonen as top pilots of the team, wishing a less emotional racing year.
12/17/2017 Ferrari will produce more cars in 2018
Ferrari is planning a small increase in production for 2018, upping it 7 percent to 9,000 cars per year, aThat’s an increase of about 600 cars compared to what Ferrari has delivered and will deliver this year.
The original production plan was to hit the 9,000 per year mark in 2019, but unnamed sources familiar with the matter claim this goal has been moved up a year. A modest increase won’t do any damage to the exclusivity of the brand.
12/17/2017 F1, faster cars in the new season... but slower with Halo
Cars on F1 circuit will get faster yet again next year. According the most important motor outlets, simulation data teams gave F1’s tire supplier Pirelli, cars will be more than two seconds per lap quicker by the end of next year. The only doubt is about rhe giant but necessary flip-flop-shaped bar to the race cars—alright, it’s called a halo—that will take extra weight, which means slower cars. But not so slower.
12/10/2017 A unique 300 Gts Ferrari, for $2.4 million, at the Scottsdale auction
A precious 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS will be at the Gooding Scottsdale Auction, for an estimate $2-$2.4 Million auction. Designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 330 GTS has been created as an update of the popular 275 GTS. The car that will be in Arizona from 18th to 20th of January 2018, chassis number 10703, is one of only 99 produced. Dutifully maintained over the last 50 years and driven sparingly, this car has less than 25,000 miles since new. Offered with a tool roll, owner’s handbooks, and a Marcel Massini history report.
12/10/2017 F1, the 2018 schedule is ready: new dates and some drops out
The FIA has confirmed the 21-race F1 calendar for 2018. France and Germany return while Malaysia drops out, with every race live on Sky Sports F1. China and Bahrain will swap the dates. Singapore has been confirmed in September. The 2018 F1 season will begin in Australia on March 25, the same weekend as this year, and end in Abu Dhabi on November 25.The Azerbaijan GP in Baku will take place two months earlier on April 29, while the Russian GP in Sochi has been moved back to a late September slot after hosting this year's fourth round. Look at our NEW 2018 calendar of events for F1, auctions and all upcoming events...
12/3/2017 Alfa Romeo Sauber reveals its possible white&red livery
The engine will be Ferrari
Now it is official. Alfa Romeo, the historic Italian brand, will join Sauber F1 team, for the the 2018 Championship. They have already revealed the potential 2018 car colors during the team’s presentation in Milan. After Sauber confirmed its new technical and title sponsorship deal with Alfa Romeo from next season, the Swiss squad has taken Charles Leclerc (from Ferrari young team) alongside the confirmed Marcus Eriksson and Giovinazzi as its third driver. The team presentation has been held at Alfa Romeo’s museum in Milan, Sauber also unveiled its concept livery for next season with a predominantly white and red look with a red engine cover carrying a big Alfa Romeo logo. The engine will be Ferrari, and it should be the same powering the Ferrari F1.
12/3/2017 Ferrari becomes serious on threating to leave F1 circuit
Ferrari is ready to leave the F1 circuit after the 2021. This is no more just a general threat, and Alfa Romeo could even "replace" the Maranello brand. Chairman Sergio Marchionne insists the Italian company is serious about to withdraw Ferrari if Liberty Media does not change its plans for the sport's immediate future. Ferrari contests the choice about a less powerful engine. "The dialogue has started and will continue to evolve,” Marchionne said at the launch of Alfa Romeo Sauber. "We have time until 2020 to find a solution which benefits Ferrari. The threat of Ferrari leaving Formula One is serious. The agreement with Sauber expires in 2020-2021, right when Ferrari could leave.". ... Maybe Alfa Romeo could replace Ferrari as Italian constructor, if it won't be possible a different agreement with Liberty Media.
11/26/2017 New logo for Formula One racing system
Formula One has a new logo following the Liberty Media choices. The new symbol has been revealed in the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi. The old logo has been the sport's trademark since 1993. The design unveiled after Sunday's race is the first part of a major rebranding of the sport decided by the new company owner, Liberty Media. The second part of rebranding will take place in March next year ahead of the 2018 just before the new season opener in Australia.
11/26/2017 Hamilton and Vettel not happy about the new F1 Halo system
Hamilton (Mercedes) and Vettel (Ferrari) - long last enemies on the F1 tracks - agreed last week on contesting the new halo system. Both the drivers said about that cars will be maybe safer, but uglier and also not so faster as before. Hamilton and Vettel debated on the new logo, saying that there was no reasons to change the old one. Also Ferrari and Mercedes had some complaints over the past few weeks in relation to the possible new rules for 2020 competitions.
11/26/2017 Bottas won the last F1 GP of 2017
Bottas won the last 2017 GP, in a boring race in which all things went as predicted, with Hamilton peaceful 2nd after his teammate. 3rd Vettel and 4th Raikkonen, at the end of a good Ferrari season, wonderfully started but lost in a couple of GP for crashes.
11/19/2017 Schumacher’s car set a new record
Michael Schumacher's Monaco Grand Prix-winning racing car has been sold in New York for $7.5 million (€6.35 million). The sale has been completed during an auction organized by the Sotheby's company. This is a new record for a modern-era Formula One car. The Schumacher’s F1 racing car went in auction last week sparking a bidding war between eight competitors that was over very soon, in only six minutes.
11/19/2017 Young Fittipaldi ready for F1 races
The brasilian Pietro Fittipaldi just won the Formula V8 3.5 title during the Bahrain finale weekend. The 21-year-old grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi is now considering his options for 2018. “Formula 2 is a possibility,” said Fittipaldi. “My eyes are also set on F1”. The other Brasilian driver Massa recently confirmed his retirement after the last GP of this season, next Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Fittipaldi could be the next F1 Brasilian driver.
11/12/2017 Vettel won in Brazil, Raikkonen 3rd
Two times Ferrari in the Brazilian F1 GP. The Prancing Horse team conquered the first and the third place in the second to last race of this year. Vettel has won after a chaotic start. Bottas (Mercedes) arrived second and the third place was for Ferrari again, with Raikkonen. Ricciardo (Red Bull) was involved in a double collision but was able to recover and placed sixth. The other protagonist of the race has been the recently-crowned champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). He drove so fast to finish fourth ahead of Verstappen (Red Bull), after starting in the pit lane.
11/12/2017 Mercedes and Ferrari allies against the new F1 rules
After the concerns already expressed from Marchionne, Ferrari CEO last week, also Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda is 'worried' now about Formula One's future under Liberty Media. The sport's new owners have come under criticism after presenting their 'road map' for the future to the 10 teams in Paris this month, which was met with skepticism by the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari. The new rules will make the V6 turbo hybrid power units simpler and cheaper as well as higher-revving. But also Lauda believes there is no need to change the current dynamic of F1.
11/6/2017 Felipe Massa is going to retire. For real
The brasilian driver Felipe Massa - former Ferrari, now Williams - made the announcement on his official Instagram page last Saturday. In his carrier he raced more than 260 GP.
Massa said: "As everyone knows, after announcing my retirement from Formula One last year, I agreed to return this season to help Williams when the call came. "I have now enjoyed four great years with the team, but my career in Formula One will finally come to an end this season".
11/6/2017 If Ferrari doesn't like the new F1 ... "Ready to quit"
Ferrari team is ready to quit Formula One at the end of 2020 if it will be impossible to reach an agreement with the plans of the sports' new owners, Liberty Media. The warning arrived directly from the Ceo of the italian carmaker company Sergio Marchionne.
President Sergio Marchionne said F1 had been "part of our DNA since the day we were born" on a conference call discussing Ferrari's financial results on Thursday. "But if we change the sandbox to the point where it becomes an unrecognizable sandbox, I don't want to play any more," he said. "I don't want to play NASCAR globally, I just don't. "The point is all about the new kind of engine, too simple for what Ferrari expected. This week there will be a new meeting between Liberty Media and the teams, also with Ferrari.
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