Ferrari workers in Maranello will be hitting the town’s bars with real intent this week after it was announced they have scored themselves bonuses totalling €4096 (AU$6040). It’s the largest bonus scheme Ferrari has handed out to its workers and comes thanks to a record 2013 which saw the prancing horse enjoy record profits. Despite […]
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Starting on Friday the Ferrari Racing Days event will be taking over Sydney Motorsports Park right through until Sunday afternoon. This is how event organisers are describing the show: For the first time in Australia, fans will be able to witness the Ferrari 458 Asia Pacific Challenge series and experience the thrill of the official […]
It took almost 58 years for Mercedes to repeat its 1-2 podium result from 1955. And after doing so in Malaysia last week it took just seven days to do it all over again in Bahrain, a world away from the era Juan Manuel Fangio once ruled. Lewis Hamilton collected his second win on the […]
Can you believe it’s over 58 years since we saw a Mercedes driver on steps one and two of a Formula 1 podium, that was at the final race of the 1955 season, the Italian Grand Prix. Back in 1955 Mercedes won 70% of the races in the season and Juan Manuel Fangio won the […]
Here’s your first proper look at the 2014 Formula 1 cars in action. We’re lucky to get the first race in Australia and this is especially the case this season with such dramatic changes to the cars and their technology. We’ve got over 100 photos for you to savour and, yes, we probably did get […]
We’re just a couple of sleeps away from the start to the most unpredictable Formula 1 season in recent memory. Is anyone else excited?! Judging by pre-season testing form we’ll be lucky if half of the 22 cars entered in Melbourne finish the race. Remember, too, there’s just five complete power units available per driver […]
Looking at the sequence of media exposure surrounding the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1 you’d swear there’s some sort of agreement from the manufacturers to let each of these mega hybrids have its time in the sun without stealing the limelight from each other. That leaves the LaFerrari as the third and final of […]
Like us you probably haven’t had a chance to duck over to Europe to check out the Geneva Motor Show. So here’s the first of a two part series bringing you a selection of the cars on show. Here we start with Alfa Romeo and go through to Lexus.
The design of the latest crop of Formula 1 cars, in response to new aero and crash regulations, has certainly encouraged plenty of discussion. The twin-tusk nose of the Lotus E22 (above) is certainly one of the most bizarre design solutions in the history of the sport. Once the racing starts the novelty gawking at […]
Looking at the numbers of laps completed by Power Unit it would appear that Renault has caught up significant ground on Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-powered Williams led the field in terms of number of laps covered with 323, while Nico Rosberg piloted his Mercedes AMG W05 to the quickest lap (1:33.283) during the first four […]
Brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance has just released its 2014 Global 500 report. It shows that Apple retains its title as the world’s most valuable brand, but in terms of intangible brand strength, Ferrari is king, despite being ranked a relatively lowly 350th in terms of brand value. It’s the second year in a row […]
Formula 1 pre-season testing resumes tonight, this time in Bahrain. The big story to emerge from the Jerez test last month was the paucity of laps completed by the Renault-powered teams. We’ve taken a quick look at the numbers and come up with this simple infographic comparing the laps completed with a focus on the […]
Ferrari has wasted no time in linking its production cars with the new turbo era in Formula 1 by chucking a hair dryer in the California. It’s the first time we’ve seen a turbocharged production model from Ferrari since the legendary F40. So it’s not a decision the chaps at Modena would have taken lightly. […]
We’d never heard of Bruce Thomson until this morning, but we can see he is clearly a good bloke. His blog is chock-full of stunning motorsport themed sketches. Some of the highlights are an ongoing series of retro F1 drawings. Rather than just applying a retro livery to an existing modern design, Thomson has taken […]
In the end the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour race became a 12 minute sprint race. It was a battle in two; fourth chasing third and second chasing first. If you missed the action yesterday or just want to relive those final moments of madness the final 12 minutes are all yours after the break.