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.