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Ecco la SF70-H–24/02/2017


Ferrari SF70H: presentata la nuova monoposto del Cavallino

La Ferrari ha presentato la nuova Ferrari SF70H, la monoposto con cui disputerà il mondiale 2017 di Formula 1. La vettura è stata svelata in diretta web da un garage della pista di Fiorano dai piloti Sebastian Vettel e Kimi Raikkonen.
Nome in codice 668 la vettura celebra i 70 anni della Ferrari. Il design risente ovviamente delle modifiche al regolamento con l’adozione dell’ala anteriore a freccia, l’ala posteriore di dimensioni maggiori e gli pneumatici Pirelli maggiorati. La vettura vista oggi, a passo “corto”, potrebbe di fatto già essere abbandonata per le prime gare europee: i tecnici Ferrari starebbero infatti lavorando già ad una versione B, profondamente rivista nell’aerodinamica.

Il muso non sembra cambiato molto rispetto al 2016 mentre è stata adottata la pinna sul cofano motore.

I tecnici, coscienti di un livello aerodinamico non ancora all’altezza della Mercedes, hanno spremuto al massimo la power unit V6 turbo ibrida, ottenendo un incremento di potenza senza sacrificare l’affidabilità.

Da F1Grandprix.it


La “Ferrari della Ferrari” copre i 100 Km del filming day a Fiorano

Maranello – Il numero richiama i settant’anni di storia di quello che, nel mondo dell’automobile, è qualcosa di più di un marchio. Le lettere della sigla indicano semplicemente la Scuderia Ferrari e la propulsione ibrida (Hybrid). Il tricolore italiano è ben visibile sulla “vela” del cofano motore, con un look che richiama gli anni ‘70. La Ferrari SF70H destinata al mondiale Formula 1 ha mosso i primi passi oggi, sullo storico circuito di Fiorano, mettendo assieme nello stesso giorno presentazione, collaudo funzionale e “filming day” per le esigenze commerciali. I 56mila pezzi che la compongono sono il frutto del lavoro e dell’impegno collettivo di oltre mille donne e uomini della Gestione Sportiva, attraverso una gestazione durata dodici mesi. Una vettura anche visibilmente diversa dalle monoposto degli ultimi anni, perché diversi sono i contenuti regolamentari, che nel 2017 pongono l’accento soprattutto sull’incremento delle prestazioni.

La saracinesca del box di Fiorano – allestito per l’occasione con un look tutto diverso – si è alzata alle 9,45, sotto gli occhi del Presidente e AD del Cavallino Sergio Marchionne, del team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, del direttore tecnico Mattia Binotto, dei piloti Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel e Antonio Giovinazzi, e di tutti i dipendenti che seguivano la presentazione dalla vicina sede di Maranello. Dopo la preparazione di routine, la monoposto è uscita dal box alle 11,20 ora italiana, equipaggiata con pneumatici “Demo” destinati ai filming day, vale a dire con le stesse misure “maggiorate” delle gomme di quest’anno, ma mescole diverse. Una visione rara, quella di una monoposto dell’anno in corso sulla pista di casa della Ferrari: i regolamenti attuali non permettono più di svolgere prove nel corso della stagione, se non quelle collettive. Fanno eccezione, appunto, i 100 Km consentiti per la giornata promozionale, che Raikkonen prima e Vettel poi hanno sfruttato nel corso della giornata, dividendosi in parti uguali la distanza massima fissata dalle regole, nonostante la pioggia che ha ritardato alle 15,40 la prima uscita di Sebastian.

A fine giornata, a tutti i dipendenti è stata data l’opportunità di vedere la SF70H da vicino, prima che la monoposto venisse imballata per essere spedita al Circuit de Catalunya, dove da lunedì 27 inizierà la prima di due sessioni di test invernali, della durata di quattro giorni ciascuna. Vettel ha in programma di guidare lunedì e mercoledì, Raikkonen si alternerà a lui martedì e giovedì. Le prove riprenderanno poi martedì 7 marzo.

Da Ferrari.com


Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene: “La SF70H è frutto del lavoro di tutto il team”

In un’intervista rilasciata ai canali ufficiali Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene ha raccontato le prime emozioni, le sensazioni provate durante la presentazione della nuova SF70H, la vettura con cui il team di Maranello cercherà quest’anno di conquistare quel titolo che ormai non vince da 10 lunghi anni. Per Arrivabene il lancio ufficiale della nuova Rossa è stato “Una grande emozione, la stessa che si ha ogni qual volta si scopre una nuova Ferrari sia che si tratti di una vettura stradale sia di una Formula 1″. Il team principal, inoltre, ha specificato come il risultato finale della vettura sia frutto di un grande lavoro e della professionalità di tutto il team.

Da F1Grandprix.it



GP USA, commenti post libere–21/10/2016


Kimi Raikkonen now trusts Ferrari F1 team – Maurizio Arrivabene

Kimi Raikkonen now feels he has the trust and commitment of his mechanics and that has inspired his improved form, according to Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.

Raikkonen was comfortably outperformed by team-mate Sebastian Vettel last season and Fernando Alonso the year before.

But after re-signing in July for next year, his results have improved and he now sits five points and two places ahead of Vettel in the 2016 drivers’ standings with four races to go.

Arrivabene has consistently praised Raikkonen’s performances this year, at one stage saying he is "not a world champion for nothing", but at Austin elaborated on why he thinks the Finn has got better.

"Everyone gets surprised when they are talking about Kimi’s performance but there is nothing to be surprised about," said Arrivabene.

"He’s been a world champion, with us actually, and he is quite fast.

"He was most probably suffering a bit the last few years.

"Now he can feel that the part of the team that is working with Kimi is committed to him.

"He has a very good relationship with Sebastian and that helps.

"It’s just a question for him to feel the trust of people around him and then he’s going to do his best.

"When he has to push with his feet, he’s pushing very hard."

ARRIVABENE RUBBISHES CLIMATE OF FEAR CLAIMS

Former Ferrari chief engineer Luca Baldisserri told the Italian media last week that the Scuderia is suffering from a "climate of fear" that is leaving staff afraid to take risks.

When asked for comment, Arrivabene rubbished the claims.

"The atmosphere inside the house is different to what people think about or what you are reading in the newspapers," he insisted.

"It’s an old story. Ferrari in Italy is like the Italian national football team.

"Having pressure is normal, having tension is normal, having criticism is normal so you have to live with that.

"Sometimes it’s going too far.

"Our job is to be concentrated in what we are doing, it is to follow our way.

"This is part of the job.

"If you working in Maranello, if you work for a brand like Ferrari, you have to accept all of this, like it or not."

Da Autosport.com


Kimi: still work to do but no major issues

Kimi Raikkonen: “It was a tricky day: in the first session, we struggled to find the right set up, and in the second practice I went off with new tires and couldn’t set a lap time. Apart from that it was a normal Friday, it looks worse than it is. We did a normal set up work and sometimes it goes like this. We did not have any major issue, we just tried to make a sense out of it and get the car exactly where we wanted. Now we have some work to do on the set up and make it correct for tomorrow. The Mercedes look very strong as they have been all year, but we’ll do our best.”

Da Ferrari.com


Non per caso–24/09/2016


Kimi Raikkonen "not a world champion for nothing" – Ferrari F1 boss

Kimi Raikkonen is demonstrating he is "not a world champion for nothing" after his performance in the Singapore Grand Prix, according to his Formula 1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.

The Finn put pressure on Lewis Hamilton in the battle for third and passed the Briton when he made a mistake only to lose the position during a pitstop sequence later in the race.

He went on to finish fourth for the second successive race on a weekend when he consistently outshone his team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

Raikkonen is just five points behind Vettel in the drivers’ championship, having been 113 adrift at this point in the season last year.

"Talking about Kimi, he is showing he was not a world champion for nothing," said Arrivabene.

"He was very, very good, especially when he overtook Hamilton – even if Hamilton made a little mistake.

"Sometimes you make a mistake because the other guy is pushing your back.

"Kimi has enough experience to feel that and in my opinion it was great."

Arrivabene also praised Vettel’s performance after the German came through the field from the back to finish fifth.

"Sebastian had a fantastic race, the choices of strategy were correct and he was able to use that advantage to the maximum," he said. "It was fantastic."

Raikkonen’s pass on Hamilton was only the sixth time a Mercedes has been overtaken in a proper move on track, not including the start, in 2016.

In China, Hamilton was nursing damage after a first corner collision and said the car was "flexing like crazy, like a four-poster bed" when he was passed by Daniel Ricciardo and then Raikkonen.

The reigning world champion started 10th in Baku, after an error-strewn qualifying session, and was passed by Valtteri Bottas, who also got by Max Verstappen in the same move.

Nico Rosberg was "baffled" by a lack of pace in the race in Monaco, as Hamilton went on to win, and was mugged by Nico Hulkenberg on the line to lose sixth.

At Silverstone, Verstappen [pictured] pulled off a brilliant move on Rosberg in damp conditions around the outside of at Becketts.

Da Autosport.com


GP Singapore, commenti post gara–18/09/2016


Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene defends Raikkonen’s strategy

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Maurizio Arrivabene insists bringing Kimi Raikkonen in for a third pitstop in the Singapore Grand Prix was correct, even though the Finn lost a podium finish.

Raikkonen ran third after a mid-race overtaking move on Lewis Hamilton when Mercedes switched strategy and pitted the world champion for fresh ultra-soft tyres.

Ferrari had the choice of leaving Raikkonen out on his soft tyres for the final 16 laps and hoping Hamilton did not make up the deficit his stop had created, or immediately pitting in response.

Raikkonen was called in but Hamilton’s out-lap was quick enough that he was ahead by the time the Ferrari left the pitlane, and he stayed ahead to the finish.

Asked by Autosport if he felt Ferrari had made the right choice, Arrivabene replied: "To be 100% sure, you have to look at the data.

"It was the right decision to take.

"If we were having huge degradation [on the soft tyres] and Mercedes were taking us, we would have been crazy.

"We took a decision looking at our data. The thing to do afterwards is verify if our data was right."

Raikkonen believes there were things Ferrari could learn from in the race, but was unsure whether staying out would have paid off or not.

"We could have got to the end," he said when asked by Autosport how his softs would have held up had he stuck with a two-stop.

"But would they have caught us or been able to pass us? I don’t know yet.

"There are certain things we could have done but obviously afterwards it’s very easy to say.

"Obviously, they managed to get in front of us again so we lost the place.

"There was not much we could do anymore by that point."

Da Autosport.com


“A good and solid race”

Kimi praises speed ‘but we could have done better’

Kimi Raikkonen: “It was a good and solid race, the car was behaving well and we had a pretty good speed. Obviously it was very difficult to overtake, but at one point Hamilton made a mistake and I managed to pass him, then after the pit stop he got the position back. We lost the place there, I don’t know how and why they managed to jump us, and I don’t know what would have happened if we would have stayed out. Now we have to go through everything, see what happened and what we could have done better. Today we gained one place from the starting position, but of course this is not the result we are looking for, we are trying to be in position to win, but we need to make the car a bit faster.”

Da Ferrari.com


GP Ungheria, la grande gara di Kimi–25/07/2016


Kimi Raikkonen drove like an F1 champion in Hungarian GP – Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen proved his Formula 1 world champion credentials with his performance in the Hungarian Grand Prix, according to his Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

Raikkonen and Ferrari got their timing wrong on a rapidly drying track in qualifying, which led to the Finn qualifying 14th.

But the 2007 world champion fought his way through the field, challenging Max Verstappen for fifth when he lost part of his front wing after tapping the rear of the Red Bull.

It comes just one race after Raikkonen signed a new deal to extend his stay at Ferrari until the end of next season.

"I’m very happy because Kimi showed that he was not the last world champion with Ferrari for nothing," said Arrivabene.

"On Sunday, he was really, really a fighter."

Raikkonen felt Verstappen’s driving in defence of fifth place "was not correct" with the Dutchman avoiding investigation by the stewards.

But he was pleased with the car’s performance and the way the team responded following a poor qualifying.

"I had a very good car but unfortunately after Saturday, we were in a position where we couldn’t really get the results that with the car and what we had, we could’ve done," he said.

"We knew when we started the race that it wasn’t going to be easy.

"We did more of less the maximum we could.

"If I’d managed to get past Max it would’ve be better but that didn’t happen so we ended up sixth.

"It’s a bit disappointing in that way because the car was working well and nice to drive and more or less what we could expect."

Da Autosport.com


Il futuro di Kimi secondo Prost ed Arrivabene


Faccia a faccia con Arrivabene: "Ci credo, non firmerei per tre vittorie!"

[…]

Passiamo agli attuali piloti Ferrari. Il tuo approccio con loro è identico o cerchi di andare incontro a due personalità estremamente differenti?
“E’ un compromesso. Ho un rapporto molto diretto e sincero con loro, e viceversa. Ci confrontiamo in modo molto chiaro, senza giri di parole. Non c’è mai stato bisogno di imporre nulla, si arriva insieme a ciò che va fatto. Poi i caratteri sono diversi. Kimi è più introverso, ma in questo ultimo anno e mezzo ha dialogato sempre di più, ed è molto preciso quando fornisce delle indicazioni”.

“Sebastian è aperto, meticoloso, maniaco dei dettagli. Entrambi sono dei grandi professionisti, e lo si vede quando le cose non vanno bene. In certe situazioni verrebbe da demoralizzarsi, ma subito dopo si analizza l’accaduto e si riparte. E se ci si ritrova a cena, si scoprono ragazzi simpatici, intelligenti, persone cha lavorano in Formula 1 ma con cui puoi affrontare tanti temi, che leggono molto ed hanno occhi che vanno al di là del paddock”.

Quando la Ferrari ha un pilota in scadenza di contratto non può sottrarsi al gioco dei pronostici in vista della prossima stagione. Resterà Raikkonen o guardate oltre?
“Ho detto più volte che abbiamo due piloti campioni del Mondo. Sebastian ha voluto la Ferrari, era una sua aspirazione come lo è di tantissimi altri piloti. E’ concentrato sul suo lavoro e credo che voglia rimanere qui a lungo. Kimi sta dando il suo contributo anche per la classifica costruttori, e nelle prima parte del Mondiale 2016 sta andando bene. Quando la macchina è a posto, non credo che sia inferiore a nessuno. Ma è presto per dare risposte definitive in vista del prossimo anno, abbiamo quasi due terzi di campionato davanti a noi”. […]

Da Motorsport.com


Secondo Prost cambiare Raikkonen è un rischio per la Ferrari

La Ferrari potrebbe trovare un pilota più veloce per sostituire Kimi Raikkonen nel 2017, ma una mossa di questo tipo potrebbe non essere la cosa migliore secondo Alain Prost.

Il contratto di Raikkonen con la Casa di Maranello andrà in scadenza alla fine dell’anno e hanno preso sempre più piede gli interrogativi su cosa faranno i vertici della Ferrari, alla luce anche dei recenti errori del finlandese.

Tuttavia, la Ferrari è ben consapevole del fatto che Raikkonen è un ottimo compagno di squadra per Sebastian Vettel e, dopo che la scorsa settimana non ha avuto problemi a lasciargli strada a Baku, il team non può non riconoscere i vantaggi di avere due piloti che vanno d’accordo.

Parlando alla FIA Sport Conference di Torino, Alain Prost ha spiegato che la squadra italiana deve affrontare una scelta difficile, soprattutto vista la disponibilità di talenti promettenti come Carlos Sainz e Sergio Perez.

"Tutti possono vedere gli aspetti positivi e gli aspetti negativi" ha detto Prost sulla situazione di Raikkonen. "Ci sono uno o due piloti sul mercato che potrebbero essere interessanti per la Ferrari. Forse un po’ più veloci, anche se non lo si può sapere per certo".

"Una cosa che bisogna prendere in considerazione è la pressione della Ferrari. A volte si vedono dei piloti molto buoni in una squadra di medio livello, poi arrivano in un top team e non riescono a rendere, perché è un po’ diverso".

"L’aspetto positivo per Raikkonen è che un buonissimo rapporto con Vettel e che in questo modo c’è un numero uno ed un numero due. Non sulla carta, ma nei fatti. Per l’ambiente non è male".

"Ad essere onesti, io non biasimo la Ferrari e non la voglio criticare. Sono sicuro che prenderanno la decisione giusta".

Da Motorsport.com


Circuiti indigesti–01/06/2016


Ferrari puts Raikkonen’s poor Monaco GP down to dislike of track

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says Kimi Raikkonen’s Monaco Grand Prix struggle can be shrugged off as Monte Carlo just being a weak circuit for the Finn.

Raikkonen was sixth fastest in qualifying, two tenths off team-mate Sebastian Vettel, but started 11th after a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

He then hit the barriers at the hairpin in wet conditions in the race, breaking his front wing and getting it stuck under his front wheels before eventually retiring.

It was his second retirement of the season but Arrivabene believes Monaco was just a blip.

"Every driver that I have known in the past has a track that he doesn’t like and Kimi doesn’t like Monaco, even if he won once here," said Arrivabene.

"We need not to complain about Kimi but to accept that his race was over early.

"He is pushing to always do his best for the rest of the season."

Raikkonen has scored three podiums in six races this season, compared to just one at this point in 2015.

His points tally, however, is only one better after six races, though he leads Vettel by a point compared to trailing him by 38 after Monaco last year.

Raikkonen believes Ferrari has a quicker car than last year and remains hopeful it can better exploit the package in the upcoming races.

"This weekend was a very bad end result, but we go for the next race," he said.

"People will say that we’re not doing as well as last year and if you look at wins then no [we’re not], but that doesn’t tell you the full picture.

"I’m sure we have a lot better package than we had last year.

"We are not happy with where we are, that’s certain, but we are here to improve and we try to keep working.

"Until we are one-two every weekend we cannot be happy – that’s our goal, hopefully we get there."

Da Autosport.com