Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wrooom 2013 : the best pics

note : Fernando Alonso won the kart race on frozen lake which closed the Wroom meetings. He beat Giancarlo Fisichella and Felipe Massa.

Wroom 2013 : Fernando Alonso & Felipe Massa statements

during the Wroom meeting , the Ferrari drivers gave a press conference during which they gave their impressions about the 2013 season .

Here are their statements: 

* Fernando Alonso: 
"I don't think that there is necessarily obligation to win. sport is a sacrifice, commitment and a pleasure of doing what you're doing and during last three years, I had the chance to fight for important goals. There are 24 drivers in formula one and some can claim winning races and often get on the podium." "Since I was at Ferrari, I had the chance to become a champion again, that's my goal and that a team like ours, and I hope to again beat me to this a third time in four years." "I am sure be able to start the season with a better car than we had in the first months the year passed" "it is when the first Grand prix that we lost important points, when we're finished 7 th in China or Bahrain. yet Working on a single blower, that of Cologne, will be a small advantage."
-about Felipe Massa: 
"I've always said that Felipe was one of the best drivers and I remember just a few of which had the smile last year when I said it." He and I, we are always helped each other, and I expect him to be very close to me in terms of performance. The difference between us was not normal but now, it is no longer like that. This will be very positive for me and the team."
-about Pedro de la Rosa, newcomer in the team: 
"it is always important. Pedro will primarily work on the Simulator, an area in which we are not worthy of the best and his experience will be helpful. That said, there is not that a new driver who can make a difference and stay on the Simulator: there is and there will be other important things that can stimulate the team." 
-the opinion of Fernando on the technical aspects of the 2013 season: 
"technically, I think that this year the key will come again from the management of the exhaust. It's true, this is not as important as two years ago but we saw last year that they still play an important role and that everyone's work on it. The tires are not determinative, unless there is a specific problem like for example that we have had with the hardest compounds in 2011: they are the same for all teams." 

* Felipe Massa: 
"what we have done at the end of last season has been a bit like a workout for me this season 2013. I want to be competitive from the beginning to end this year. I want to find the victory and I hope to fight for a title. I did it in the past and I know very well how to." "The car did not so much change that it since August. There has been change from my side. I have already said that my situation in terms of my contract disturbed me. Even if 90% of the people no longer believe in me, it is still important to believe in yourself. "
"You're not good one day and suddenly best the next day."
"In Australia, we will start from zero, everything will then depend on my performance and the development of the Championship, I hope to start in the best way possible, my goal has always been to bring the Brazilian flag on the highest step of the podium. 
"I was very excited on the podium at Interlagos last year because I heard the fans screaming my name: it is a sign of affection and closeness of my country with regard to me, it is essential." 
"We have to wait to see the new car on the track during the second test only we will have already some indication but it is only in Australia that we will know if we have done good work. Vettel is one of our main rivals but McLaren has finished the year with a very fast car and the stability of the regulation will be that they will still be important rivals. In any case, I have confidence in my team and I'm sure that Ferrari will be in control."

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wrooom 2013 program !


*Tuesday 15th January 
5.30 pm – Sissi square 
MEETING WITH DUCATI The riders of Ducati team meet the public 
10.30 pm – Belvedere piste 
SKI TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION with Ducati riders and Ferrari drivers 
Welcome with mulled wine

*Wednesday 16th January 
10.30 pm – Spinale cableway
SKI TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION with Ducati riders and Ferrari drivers Welcome with mulled wine 

*Thursday 17th January 
5.30 pm – Sissi square 
The drivers of Scuderia Ferrari meet the public 

*Friday 18th January 
4.45 pm – Iced lake 
Go-kart race on the iced lake with Ducati riders and Ferrari drivers

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Desafio das Estrelas 2013

last weekend, Fernando Alonso took part in the weekend of kart , "Desafio das estrelas" organized by teammate Felipe Massa in Brazil. the competition was divided into two races: one was won by the French driver  Jules Bianchi, the other one by Brazilian Felipe Nasr. Fernando was meanwhile less chance because it had abandoned in the first race and finished only 18th in the second! but he had much fun and has promised to return next year!

*Fernando Alonso :
"When you order wide, that was the case today, you can expect more action. But things have been tricky in terms of result. Anyway, it was a fun weekend. I hope the audience has fun as much as I do. If I will come back next year? For sure. If Felipe call me, I'll be here again."

1st race results :

1. Jules Bianchi (FRA/F1), 29 laps 26:15.050 
2. Lucas di Grassi (BRA/F1) 4.873 
3. Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA/F1) 8.779 
4. Sebastien Buemi (SUI/F1) 11.909 
5. Vitor Meira (BRA/Stock Car) 12.605 
6. Felipe Nasr (BRA/GP2) 13.477 
7. Nelson Piquet (BRA/Nascar) 14.107 
8. Beto Monteiro (BRA/F-Truck) 14.459 
9. Augusto Farfus (BRA/DTM) 15.774 
10. Felipe Massa (BRA/F1) 16.101 
11. Pietro Fittipaldi (BRA/Nascar) 16.359 
12. Antonio Pizzonia (BRA/Stock Car) 18.131 13. Bia Figueiredo (BRA/Indy)  18.814 
14. Jaime Alguersuari (ESP/F1) 21.769 
15. Enrique Bernoldi (BRA/GT) 26.780 
16. Thiago Camilo (BRA/Stock Car) 26.901 
17. Allam Khodair (BRA/Stock Car) 31.175 
18. Valdeno Brito (BRA/Stock Car) 34.585 
19. João Paulo de Oliveira (BRA/F-Nippon) + 1 lap 
20. Bruno Senna (BRA/F1) + 4 laps. 
21. Fernando Alonso (ESP/F1) +6 laps. 
22. Ricardo Zonta (BRA/Stock Car) + 8 laps. 23. Leonardo Nienkotter (BRA/Copa Fiat) + 13 laps 24. Cacá Bueno (BRA/Stock Car) + 18 laps 
25. Kamui Kobayashi (JAP/F1) +23 laps 
26. Luciano Burti (BRA/Stock Car) + 28 laps

2nd race results :

1. Felipe Nasr (BRA/GP2), 29 laps 26:19.434 
2. Nelson Piquet (BRA/Nascar) 3.881 
3. Beto Monteiro (BRA/F-Truck) 4.339 
4. Jules Bianchi (FRA/F1) 4.870 
5. Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA/F1) 7.803 
6. Lucas di Grassi (BRA/F1) 9.640 
7. Sebastien Buemi (SUI/F1) 10.227 
8. Felipe Massa (BRA/F1) 14.490 
9. Antonio Pizzonia (BRA/Stock Car) 15.183 
10. Enrique Bernoldi (BRA/GT) 17.035 
11. João Paulo de Oliveira (BRA/F-Nippon) 17.492 
12. Pietro Fittipaldi (BRA/Nascar) 21.319 
13. Ricardo Zonta (BRA/Stock Car) 25.062 
14. Bruno Senna (BRA/F1) 27.772 
15. Bia Figueiredo (BRA/Indy) 27.973 
16. Thiago Camilo (BRA/Stock Car) 28.770 
17. Leonardo Nienkotter (BRA/Copa Fiat) 29.880 
18. Fernando Alonso (ESP/F1) 36.497 
19. Augusto Farfus (BRA/DTM) 37.556 
20. Valdeno Brito (BRA/Stock Car) + 1 lap
21. Luciano Burti (BRA/Stock Car) + 6 laps
22. Vitor Meira (BRA/Stock Car) + 8 laps  
23. Kamui Kobayashi (JAP/F1) + 16 laps 
24. Cacá Bueno (BRA/Stock Car) + 19 laps
25. Jaime Alguersuari (ESP/F1) + 25 laps 
26. Allam Khodair (BRA/Stock Car) + 25 laps

general ranking :

1. Jules Bianchi (FRA/F1), 40 points 
2. Felipe Nasr (BRA/GP2), 35 
3. Lucas di Grassi (BRA/F1), 30 
4. Nelson Piquet (BRA/Nascar), 29 
5. Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA/F1), 27 
6. Beto Monteiro (BRA/F-Truck), 24 
7. Sebastien Buemi (SUI/F1), 22 
8. Felipe Massa (BRA/F1), 14 
9. Vitor Meira (BRA/Stock Car), 11 
10. Antonio Pizzonia (BRA/Stock Car), 11 
11. Pietro Fittipaldi (BRA/Nascar), 11 
12. Augusto Farfus (BRA/DTM), 7 
13. Enrique Bernoldi (BRA/GT), 7 
14. João Paulo de Oliveira (BRA/F-Nippon), 5 15. Bia Figueiredo (BRA/Indy), 4 
16. Ricardo Zonta (BRA/Stock Car), 3 
17. Jaime Alguersuari (ESP/F1), 2 
18. Bruno Senna (BRA/F1), 2

system of points :

1º, 25 points / 2º, 20 /3º, 16 / 4º, 13 / 5º, 11
/ 6º, 10 / 7º, 9 / 8º, 8 / 9º, 7 / 10º, 6 / 11º, 5; 12º, 4 / 13º, 3 / 14º, 2 /  15º, 1.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Desafio das Estrelas schedule !

Here's the program of the weekend called "Desafio das estrelas" organized by Felipe Massa each year in Brazil .
notice that the schedule given here is in local time .

* Friday January 11th :

17h00 - drawing of karts 
20h00 – Warm up - 10 min
20h30 - 1st free practice session - 40 min.

* Saturday January 12th :

16h00 – 2nd free practice session (40min) 
17h00 - doors opening
17h00 – free training "Kart dos Artistas" (20min) 
17h40 – qualifying session "Kart dos Artistas" (10min) 
18h00 -- qualifying session group 01 (15min) 
18h30 - qualifying session group 02 (15min) 
19h00 – Top Qualifying 
19h30 – Freestyle Motocross Show 20h15 - official opening ceremony
20h30 – 1st race "kart dos Artistas" 
21h15 - Drivers parade 
21h45 - 1st race Desafio das Estrelas 22h15 - Podium
22h30 - press conference with the first 3 drivers of each race 
23h00 - motors raffle 

* Sunday January 13th :

08h00 - doors opening
08h30 - Warm up (15min) 
09h00 - Freestyle Motocross Show 
09h45 - official opening ceremony 
10h10 - Drivers parade 
10h30 - 2nd race "karts dos Artistas" 
11h00 - 2nd race "Desafio Das Estrelas" 
11h40 - podium
12h00 - press conference with the first 3 drivers of the general ranking of each competition . 

Desafio das Estrelas 2013 : the official drivers list

Drivers taking part this year : 

* F1 drivers: 
Fernando Alonso 
Felipe Massa 
Jules Bianchi 
Bruno Senna 

* Ex-F1 drivers: 

Vitantonio Liuzzi 
Jaime Alguersuari 
Kamui Kobayashi 
Lucas Di Grassi 
Nelson Piquet Jnr 
Luciano Burti 
Antonio Pizzonia 
Sebastien Buemi 
Enrique Bernoldi 
Ricardo Zonta 

* Other Drivers: 

Bia Figueiredo (Indycar) 
Caca Bueno ( Copa Fiat / Stock Car) Augusto Farfus (DTM) 
Felipe Nasr (GP2) 
Pietro Fittipaldi (NASCAR) 
Allam Khodair (Stock Car) 
Leonardo Nienkotter (Fiat Cup) 
Valdeno Brito (Stock Car) 
Beto Monteiro (Formula Truck) 
Joao Paulo de Oliveira (Super GT / Formula Nippon) 
Vitor Meira (Indycar)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy new year !

happy new year ! best wishes for 2013 !