|Full name||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro|
|Team principal/s||Stefano Domenicali|
|Technical director||Aldo Costa|
|Race drivers||1. Ferrari SpA is an Italian Sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy Marlboro is a brand of Cigarette made by Philip Morris USA (a branch of Altria) within the US and by Philip Morris International (now separate Maranello is a town in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, 18 km from Modena Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Stefano Domenicali (born May 11 1965) is an Italian manager currently the director of the Ferrari Formula One team Aldo Costa (born June 6, 1961) is an Italian engineer currently Technical Director at the Ferrari Formula One team Kimi Räikkönen|
2. Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikkønen born October 17, 1979 in Espoo) is a Finnish Formula One race car driver currently Felipe Massa
|Test drivers|| Luca Badoer|
Michael Schumacher (special test driver)
|Formula One World Championship Career|
|Debut||1950 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Latest race||2008 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Constructors' Championships||15 (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)|
|Drivers' Championships||15 (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)|
|2007 position||1st (204 points)|
Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. Felipe Massa (born in São Paulo April 25, 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver currently employed by the Ferrari Luca Badoer (born January 25 1971) is an Italian Formula One driver who has raced for the Scuderia Italia, Minardi Early years Gené finished runner-up in the 1987 Catalan Kart Championship (National Class at the age of 13; he would win both this and the National Class Spanish Kart Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation;) (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula The Ferrari F2008 is a Formula One Motor racing car which Scuderia Ferrari is using to compete in the 2008 Formula One season. Ferrari SpA is an Italian Sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy ( is a Japanese Rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan The 1950 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 21, 1950 at Monaco. The 2008 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race and the sixth round of the 2008 Formula One season. By season The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile ( FIA) to the most successful Formula One The term " pole position " comes from the Horse racing term where the number one starter starts on the inside next to the inside pole In motorsport, the fastest lap is the quickest lap run during a race Pre-season testing Pre-season testing began in November 2006 at the Circuit de Catalunya, with ten of the eleven teams participating in the test sessions Ferrari SpA is an Italian Sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy Though the Scuderia and Ferrari Corse Clienti continue to manage the racing activities of numerous Ferrari customers and private teams, Ferrari's racing division has completely devoted its attention and funding to its Formula One team, Scuderia Ferrari. Scuderia is Italian for "Stable", and Ferrari is the name of its founder. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. The prancing horse was the symbol on Italian World War I ace Francesco Baracca's fighter plane, and became the logo of Ferrari after the fallen ace's parents, good friends with Enzo Ferrari, asked him so, to continue his tradition of sportsmanship, gallantry and boldness. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Count Francesco Baracca ( May 9, 1888 &ndash June 19, 1918) was Italy 's top Fighter ace of World War I. Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari ( February 20, 1898 &ndash August 14, 1988) was an Italian car driver and entrepreneur
Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929, and raced for Alfa Romeo until 1939. During its history Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Formula One, Sportscar racing, Touring Ferrari first competed in F1 in 1948 (the team's first F1 car was the Tipo 125 F1), making it the oldest and arguably the most successful team left in the championship. The team's numerous and ardent Italian fans are known as tifosi, though the team also has a vibrant international following. Tifosi is an Italian word to describe a group of fans The term for a single male fan is Tifoso.
The team's current drivers are Felipe Massa and Kimi Räikkönen, who has signed on to Ferrari for a three-year contract after the retirement of Michael Schumacher following the 2006 season, and its test drivers are Luca Badoer and Marc Gené. Felipe Massa (born in São Paulo April 25, 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver currently employed by the Ferrari Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikkønen born October 17, 1979 in Espoo) is a Finnish Formula One race car driver currently Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation;) (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula Luca Badoer (born January 25 1971) is an Italian Formula One driver who has raced for the Scuderia Italia, Minardi Early years Gené finished runner-up in the 1987 Catalan Kart Championship (National Class at the age of 13; he would win both this and the National Class Spanish Kart Ferrari and Räikkönen are the reigning Constructors' and Drivers' title holders respectively, after the conclusion of the 2007 season. By season The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile ( FIA) to the most successful Formula One Pre-season testing Pre-season testing began in November 2006 at the Circuit de Catalunya, with ten of the eleven teams participating in the test sessions
On the 12th November 2007 Ferrari President Luca Cordero di Montezemolo announced team's new structure, with Jean Todt moving up to his senior role as CEO of the company, Stefano Domenicali will be taking over as team principal as Ross Brawn declined a return following his sabbatical, who subsequently on the same day was announced as the new Team Principal of Honda F1, Aldo Costa as technical director and Mario Almondo as Operations Director. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (born August 31, 1947) is an Italian businessman with an estimated net worth of 400 million dollars president of Ferrari Jean Todt (b February 25 1946 Pierrefort, France) is the executive director of Scuderia Ferrari, the Ferrari company's Formula One Stefano Domenicali (born May 11 1965) is an Italian manager currently the director of the Ferrari Formula One team Ross Brawn (born November 23, 1954) is a British Motorsport engineer Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. Aldo Costa (born June 6, 1961) is an Italian engineer currently Technical Director at the Ferrari Formula One team Mario Almondo is an Italian engineer currently Operations Director of the Ferrari Formula One team 
Scuderia Ferrari was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as a sponsor for amateur drivers in various races, though Ferrari himself had raced a bit in CMN and Alfa Romeo cars before that date. Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari ( February 20, 1898 &ndash August 14, 1988) was an Italian car driver and entrepreneur Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA is an Italian Automaker founded in 1910 The idea came about on the night of November 16 at a dinner in Bologna, where Ferrari solicited financial help from Augusto and Alfredo Caniato, textile heirs, and wealthy amateur racer Mario Tadini. Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Bologna (boloɲa from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Bolognese dialect is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy He then gathered a team which at its peak included over forty drivers, most of whom raced in various Alfa Romeo 8C cars; Enzo himself continued racing, with moderate success, until the birth of his first son Dino in 1932. The Alfa Romeo 8C name was used on road race and Sports cars of the 1930s Dino Ferrari was a contemporary Italian painterHe was born in Ascoli Piceno on May 29 1914 and died here on September 15 2000. The well-known prancing horse blazonfirst appeared in occasion of the 1932 Francorchamps 24-hours race on a two-car team of Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider, which finished first and second. The Alfa Romeo 8C name was used on road race and Sports cars of the 1930s
In 1933 Alfa Romeo experienced economic difficulties, and withdrew its official team from racing. From then, the Scuderia Ferrari became the acting racing team of Alfa Romeo, when the factory released to the Scuderia the up-to-date Monoposto Tipo B racers. In 1935 Enzo Ferrari and Luigi Bazzi built the Alfa Romeo Bimotore, the first car to wear a Ferrari badge on the radiator cowl. Ferrari managed numerous established drivers (notably Tazio Nuvolari, Giuseppe Campari, Achille Varzi and Louis Chiron) and several talented rookies (such as Tadini, Guy Moll, Carlo Maria Pintacuda, and Antonio Brivio) from his headquarters in Viale Trento e Trieste, Modena, Italy, until 1938, at which point Alfa Romeo made him the manager of the factory racing division, Alfa Corse. Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari ( November 16, 1892 &ndash August 11, 1953) was an Italian Motorcycle and Racecar Giuseppe Campari ( June 8, 1892 - September 10, 1933) was an Italian opera singer and Grand Prix motor racing driver This article is on Achille Varzi Italian racecar driver See also Achille Varzi (disambiguation. Louis Alexandre Chiron (born 3 August 1899 in Monte Carlo, Monaco – died there on 22 June 1979) was a champion Guillaume Laurent "Guy" Moll ( 28 May 1910 - 15 August 1934) was an Algerian racing driver. Carlo Maria Pintacuda ( September 18, 1900 – March 8, 1971) was a motor-racing driver from Italy. Antonio Brivio (Sometimes shown as Marchese Storza Brivio, Biella, Vercelli, Italy, 30 Jan 1905 - Feb 1995 was an Italian Modena (ˈmɔːdena Mòdna in Modenese dialect is a city and a Comune ( Municipality) on the south side of the Po valley, in the Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Alfa Corse is the name of Alfa Romeo 's factory racing team Throughout the years Alfa Corse has competed in various forms of motorsport from Grand Prix motor racing Alfa Romeo had bought the shares of the Scuderia Ferrari in 1937 and transferred, from January 1st 1938, the official racing activity to Alfa Corse whose new buildings were being erected next to the Alfa factory at Portello( Milan). Alfa Corse is the name of Alfa Romeo 's factory racing team Throughout the years Alfa Corse has competed in various forms of motorsport from Grand Prix motor racing Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. The Viale Trento e Trieste, Modena facilities then remained active for assistance to the racing customers. Modena (ˈmɔːdena Mòdna in Modenese dialect is a city and a Comune ( Municipality) on the south side of the Po valley, in the In October 1939 Enzo Ferrari left Alfa when the racing activity stopped; his company became Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari, which manufactured machine tools. The Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 was the first Ferrari car that was fully designed and built by Enzo Ferrari The deal with Alfa included the condition that he not use the Ferrari name on cars for four years.
Despite his agreement with Alfa, Ferrari immediately began work a racecar of his own, the Tipo 815 (eight cylinders, 1. The Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 was the first Ferrari car that was fully designed and built by Enzo Ferrari 5 L displacement). The 815s, designed by Alberto Massimino, were thus the first true Ferrari cars, but after Alberto Ascari and the Marchese Lotario Rangoni Machiavelli di Modena drove them in the 1940 Mille Miglia, World War II put a temporary end to racing and the 815s saw no more competition. Alberto Massimino (1895 - 1975 was an Italian automotive engineer Alberto Ascari ( July 13, 1918 &ndash May 26, 1955) was an Italian Racing driver and twice Formula One The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles - pronounced 'miʎʎa was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Ferrari continued to manufacture machine tools (specifically oleodynamic grinding machines); in 1943 he moved his headquarters to Maranello, where in 1944 it was promptly bombed. Maranello is a town in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, 18 km from Modena
Rules for a Grand Prix World Championship had been laid out before the war but it took several years afterward for the series to get going; meanwhile Ferrari rebuilt his works in Maranello and constructed the 12-cylinder, 1. 5 L Tipo 125, which competed at several non-championship Grands Prix. See also the 125 F1, a Formula 1 race car sharing the same engine The Ferrari 125 S (commonly called the 125 or 125 The car made its debut in the 1948 Italian Grand Prix with Raymond Sommer, and achieved its first win at the minor Circuito di Garda with Giuseppe Farina. Raymond Sommer ( August 31, 1906, Mouzon, in the Ardennes département of France - September 10, Emilio Giuseppe "Nino" Farina ( October 30 1906 - June 30, 1966) was an Italian Racing driver.
Ferrari debuted in the Formula One World Championship in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix with the 125 F1, sporting a supercharged version of the 125 V12, and two experienced and successful drivers, Alberto Ascari and Gigi Villoresi. The 1950 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 21, 1950 at Monaco. See also the 125 S, a sports racer sharing the same engine The 125 F1 was Ferrari 's first Formula 1 car Alberto Ascari ( July 13, 1918 &ndash May 26, 1955) was an Italian Racing driver and twice Formula One Luigi Villoresi ( May 16, 1909 - August 24, 1997) was an Italian Grand Prix motor racing driver who continued racing on the Formula The company later switched to the large-displacement naturally-aspirated formula for the 275, 340, and 375 F1 cars. See also the 275, 340, and 375 road cars sharing the same engine After finding only modest success with the Supercharged The Alfa Romeo team dominated the 1950 Formula One season, winning all eleven events, but Ferrari broke their streak in 1951 when rotund driver José Froilán González took first place at the 1951 British Grand Prix. Season summary The inaugural World Championship to a formula which specified engine capacity of 1 José Froilán González (born October 5, 1922 in Arrecifes) is an Argentine former Racing driver, particularly notable for scoring Ferrari's The 1951 British Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on July 14, 1951 at Silverstone Circuit. Ferrari also won the 1950 and 1951 Mille Miglia sports car races, but was drawn into a lengthy litigation when Ascari crashed through a barrier and killed a local doctor. The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles - pronounced 'miʎʎa was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen
After the 1951 Formula One season the Alfa team withdrew from F1, causing the authorities to adopt the Formula Two regulations due to the lack of suitable F1 cars. The 1951 Formula One season included the 2nd running of the FIA Formula One World Championship which commenced on May 27, 1951, and ended on October 28 Formula Two, abbreviated to F2, was a type of Formula racing. Ferrari entered the 2. 0 L 4-cyl Ferrari Tipo 500, which went on to win almost every race in which it competed in the 1952 Formula One season with drivers Ascari, Giuseppe Farina, and Piero Taruffi; Ascari took the World Championship after winning six consecutive races. The Ferrari 500 was a Formula 2 car designed by Aurelio Lampredi In comparison to previous seasons the 1952 Formula One season consisted of a relatively small number of Formula One races following the FIA's decision to run the World Drivers' Emilio Giuseppe "Nino" Farina ( October 30 1906 - June 30, 1966) was an Italian Racing driver. Pierino 'Piero' Taruffi (born in Rome, October 12, 1906 - died January 12, 1988) was a Racing driver from Italy In the 1953 Formula One season, Ascari won only five races but another world title; at the end of that season, Juan Manuel Fangio beat the Ferraris in a Maserati for the first time. As in, the 1953 Formula One season consisted of a small number of Formula One races following the FIA's decision to once again run the World Drivers' Championship to Formula Juan Manuel Fangio ( Balcarce, June 24, 1911 - Buenos Aires, July 17, 1995) nicknamed "El Chueco" ("knock-kneed" Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and Sports cars established on December 1, 1914, in Bologna.
The 1953 launch of the World Sportscar Championship also appealed to Enzo Ferrari, and the company launched a dizzying array of sports racers over the next three years. World Endurance Championship redirects here For the motorcycle endurance This included the traditional compact V12-powered 166 MM and 250 MM, the larger V12 290, 340, and 375 MM and 315, 335, and 410 S, the four-cylinder 500, 625, 750, and 860 Monzas, and the six-cylinder 118 and 121 LM. See also the 166 Inter GT car The Ferrari 166 S was an evolution of Ferrari 's 125 The Ferrari 250 is a series of Sports cars built by Ferrari from the 1950s and early 1960s A Ferrari Monza is one of a series of cars built by Ferrari. In the early 1950s Ferrari shifted from using the compact Gioacchino Colombo -designed With this potent lineup, Ferrari was able to claim six of the first seven WSC titles: 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, and 1958.
The 1954 Formula One season brought new rules for 2. The 1954 Formula One season included the 5th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 17, 1954, and ended on 5 L engines; Ferrari's new car, designated the Ferrari Tipo 625, could barely compete against Fangio with the Maserati and then the Mercedes-Benz W196 which appeared in July. A Ferrari Monza is one of a series of cars built by Ferrari. In the early 1950s Ferrari shifted from using the compact Gioacchino Colombo -designed The Mercedes-Benz W196 was the Formula 1 entry of Mercedes-Benz in the 1954 Formula One season and 1955 Formula One season, winning 9 of 12 races Ferrari had only two wins, González at the 1954 British Grand Prix and Mike Hawthorn at the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix. Results from the 1954 Formula One British Grand Prix held at Silverstone on July 17, 1954. John Michael Hawthorn ( April 10, 1929 - January 22, 1959) was a racing driver born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England The 1954 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 24, 1954 at Pedralbes. In 1955 Formula One season Ferrari did no better, winning only the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix with driver Maurice Trintignant. The 1955 Formula One season included the 6th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 16, 1955, and ended on Results from the 1955 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix held at Monaco on May 22, 1955 Race report Moss had been signed by Mercedes for Maurice Bienvenu Jean Paul Trintignant ( 30 October 1917, Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, Vaucluse &ndash 13 February 2005, Late in the tragic 1955 season the Ferrari team purchased the Lancia team's D50 chassis after they had retired following Ascari's Death; Fangio, Peter Collins, and Eugenio Castellotti raced the D50s successfully in the 1956 Formula One season: Collins two races, Fangio won three races and the championship. Lancia Automobiles SpA is an Italian Automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat Group in Peter John Collins ( 6 November 1931 &ndash 3 August 1958) was a Formula One driver from England. Eugenio Castellotti ( October 10, 1930 - March 14, 1957) was a Formula One driver from Italy. The 1956 Formula One season featured the seventh FIA World Championship of Drivers as well as numerous non-championship races for Formula One cars
In the 1957 Formula One season Fangio returned to Maserati. The 1957 Formula One season included the 8th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 13, 1957, and ended on Ferrari, still using its aging Lancias, failed to win a race. Drivers Luigi Musso and the Marquis Alfonso de Portago joined Castellotti; Castellotti died while testing and Portago crashed into a crowd at the Mille Miglia, killing twelve and causing Ferrari to be charged with manslaughter. Luigi Musso (born July 28, 1924 in Rome - died July 6, 1958 at Reims-Gueux) was an Italian Racing driver. Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton marquis of Portago best known Alfonso de Portago (born in London,
In the 1958 Formula One season, a constructor championship was introduced, and won by Vanwall. The 1958 Formula One season included the 9th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 19, 1958, and ended on By season Vanwall was a Formula One team in the 1950s The Vanwall name was derived by combining the name of the team owner Tony Vandervell with that of his patented Thinwall Carlo Chiti designed an entirely new car for Ferrari: the Ferrari 246 Dino, named for Enzo Ferrari's recently deceased son. Carlo Chiti ( December 19 1924 - July 7 1994) was an Italian racing car and engine designer The Ferrari 246 F1 was a Ferrari Racing car built for the Formula One World Championship of 1958. The team retained drivers Collins, Hawthorn, and Musso, but Musso died at the 1958 French Grand Prix and Collins died at the 1958 German Grand Prix; Hawthorn won the World Championship and announced his retirement, and died months later in a road accident. Results from the 1958 Formula One French Grand Prix held at Reims-Gueux on July 6, 1958: Classification The 1958 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 3 August, 1958 at Nürburgring.
Ferrari hired five new drivers, Tony Brooks, Jean Behra, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, and occasionally Cliff Allison, for the 1959 Formula One season. Charles Anthony Standish Brooks (born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, February 25, 1932) is a British former Racing driver Jean Marie Behra (born in Nice, France, February 16 1921 - died in Berlin, Germany, August 1 1959 Philip Toll Hill Jr, ( April 20, 1927 &ndash August 28, 2008) was a United States automobile racer and the only American-born Daniel Sexton Gurney (born April 13, 1931) is an American racing driver race car constructor and team owner Henry Clifford Allison ( 8 February 1932, Brough, Westmorland &ndash 7 April 2005, Brough (now Cumbria The 1959 Formula One season included the 10th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on May 10, 1959, and ended on December The team did not get along well; Behra was fired after punching team manager Romolo Tavoni. Brooks was competitive until the end of the season, but in the end he narrowly lost the championship to Jack Brabham with the rear-engined Cooper. Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE (born April 2 1926) is an Australian former racing driver who was Formula One The Cooper Car Company was founded in 1946 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper.
1960 Formula One season proved little better than 1959. The 1960 Formula One season featured the eleventh FIA World Championship of Drivers, the third International Cup for F1 Manufacturers and numerous non-championship Formula Ferrari kept drivers Hill, Allison and Wolfgang von Trips and added Willy Mairesse to drive the dated front-engined 246s and Richie Ginther, who drove Ferrari's first rear-engined car. Willy Mairesse ( October 1, 1928 - September 9, 1969) was a Formula One and sports car driver from Belgium. Paul Richard "Richie" Ginther (born in Granada Hills, California, 5 August 1930 - died 20 September 1989 in Allison was severely injured in testing and the team won no race. A Ferrari did win 24 Hours of Le Mans, however, with Paul Frere and Olivier Gendebien driving. The 24 Hours of Le Mans ( 24 Heures du Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually since near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe, Paul Frère ( January 30, 1917 - February 23, 2008) was a Racing driver and Journalist from Belgium, born in Olivier Gendebien ( 12 January 1924, Brussels, Belgium – 2 October 1998, Les Baux de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône
In the 1961 Formula One season, with new rules for 1500 cm³, the team kept Hill, von Trips and Ginther, and débuted another Chiti designed car, the Ferrari 156 based on the Formula 2 car of 1960, which was dominant throughout the season. Season summary The first year of the 15 litre formula was dominated by a well-prepared Ferrari team The Ferrari 156 was a Racecar made by Ferrari in 1961 to comply with then-new F1 regulations that lowered engine displacement from 2 Ferrari drivers Hill and Von Trips competed for the championship. Giancarlo Baghetti joined in midseason and became the first driver to win on his debut race (the 1961 French Grand Prix). Giancarlo Baghetti ( December 25 1934 in Milan, Italy – November 27 1995) was a Formula One driver who raced The 1961 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 2 July 1961 at Reims-Gueux. However, at the end of the season, von Trips crashed at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix and was killed, together with over a dozen spectators. The 1961 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 10 September 1961 at Monza. Hill won the championship. Ferrari also won Le Mans again, with Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill driving.
At the end of the 1961 season, in what is called "the walk-out", car designer Carlo Chiti and team manager Romolo Tavoni left to set up their own team, ATS. ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport was an Italian Automotive constructor and Racing team that operated between 1963 and 1965 formed after the famous " Ferrari promoted Mauro Forghieri to racing director and Eugenio Dragoni to team manager. Mauro Forghieri (born January 13 1935) is an Italian Formula One car designer
For the 1962 Formula One season, Hill and Baghetti stayed on with rookies Ricardo Rodriguez and Lorenzo Bandini. The 1962 Formula One season included the 13th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on May 20, 1962, and ended on December Ricardo Rodríguez ( 14 February 1942, Mexico City - 1 November 1962, Magdalena Mixhuca Circuit, Mexico City Lorenzo Bandini (born 21 December 1935 - died 10 May 1967, Monaco) was an Italian Motor racing driver who raced in The team used the 1961 cars for a second year while Forghieri worked on a new design; the team won no race. It did, however, continue to dominate at Le Mans, winning with the same team of Hill and Gendebien.
Ferrari ran smaller lighter 156 cars for the 1963 Formula One season, this time with drivers Bandini, John Surtees, Willy Mairesse and Ludovico Scarfiotti. The 1963 Formula One season featured the fourteenth FIA World Championship of Drivers, the sixth International Cup for F1 Manufacturers and numerous non-championship Formula Motorcycle racing career Born in Tatsfield, Surrey, Surtees was the son of a south London motorcycle dealer Ludovico Scarfiotti ( 18 October 1933 - 8 June 1968) was a Formula One and sports car driver from Italy. Surtees won the 1963 German Grand Prix, at which Mairesse crashed heavily, rendering him unable to drive again. Results from the Formula One German Grand Prix held at Nürburgring on August 4, 1963. Despite the team's lack of success in Formula One, it kept up its winning streak at Le Mans with Bandini and Scarfiotti at the wheel.
The new 158 model was at last finished in late 1963 and developed into raceworthiness for the 1964 Formula One season, featuring an eight-cylinder engine designed by Angelo Bellei. The 1964 Formula One season included the 15th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on May 10 and ended on October 25 after Surtees and Bandini were joined by young Mexican Pedro Rodríguez, brother of Ricardo (who had been killed at the end of 1962), to drive the new cars. Pedro Rodríguez ( 18 January 1940 &ndash 11 July 1971) was a Mexican Grand Prix motor racing driver Surtees won two races and Bandini one; the Ferrari was slower than Jim Clark's Lotus but its vastly superior reliability gave Surtees the championship and Bandini fourth place. Jim (or Jimmy) Clark OBE ( 4 March, 1936 &ndash 7 April, 1968) was a Scottish Formula One 1950s Colin Chapman established Lotus Engineering Ltd in 1952 at Hornsey, UK. In the last two races in North America, the Ferrari were entered by private team NART and painted in the US-color scheme of blue and white, as Enzo protest against the Italian sporting authority. The North American Racing Team (also known as NART) was created by Luigi Chinetti to promote the Ferrari marque in America through success in Ferrari's sports car department won Le Mans for the fifth time in a row, this time with drivers Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella. Jean Guichet (born August 10, 1927) won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 Nino Vaccarella (born March 4 1933 in Palermo) is a former Sports car racing and Formula One driver from Sicily, Italy
The 1965 Formula One season was the last year of the 1. The 1965 Formula One season included the 16th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 1, 1965, and ended on 5 L formula, so Ferrari opted to use the same V8 engine another year together with a new flat-12 which had debuted at the end of 1964; they won no races as Clark dominated in his now more reliable Lotus. Surtees and Bandini stayed on as drivers, with odd races for Rodriguez, Vaccarella and Bob Bondurant. Robert Bondurant (born 27 April 1933 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American former Racecar driver who raced for the Entered by private Ferrari team NART, Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory won the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hours, Ferrari's seventh in a row, though it would prove to be its last victory at that race. Karl Jochen Rindt ( April 18, 1942 - September 5, 1970) was a German - Austrian racing driver Masten Gregory ( February 29, 1932 – November 8, 1985) was a Racing driver from the United States.
For the 1966 Formula One season with new rules, the Ferrari 312 of Surtees consisted of a 3. The 1966 Formula One season included the 17th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on May 22, 1966, and ended on October Ferrari 312 is the name of several different Ferrari race cars which have 3 litre 12-cylinder engines 0 L version of the 3. 3 L V12 which they had previously used in Ferrari P sports car racers, mounted in the back of a rather heavy F1 chassis. The Ferrari P series were prototype sports cars in the 1960s and early 1970s Bandini drove a Tasman Series 2. The Tasman Series was a motor racing series held from 1964 to 1975 in Australia and New Zealand, and named after the Tasman Sea between the two countries 4 L V6 car early in the season. Surtees won one race, the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix, but departed after a row with manager Eugenio Dragoni; he was replaced by Mike Parkes. The 1966 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 12, 1966. Michael Johnson Parkes ( September 24, 1931 in Richmond, Surrey - August 28, 1977 nr Scarfiotti also won a race, the 1966 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with an improved 36-valve engine. Results from the 1966 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Monza on September 4, 1966. Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a Motorsport Race track near the town of Monza, Italy, north of Milan.
In the 1967 Formula One season, the team fired Dragoni and replaced him with Franco Lini; Chris Amon partnered Bandini to drive a somewhat improved version of the 1966 car. The 1967 Formula One season included the 18th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 2, 1967, and ended on Early life Chris Amon was born in Bulls, New Zealand as the only child of wealthy sheep-owner Ngaio Amon At the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix Bandini crashed and suffered heavy injuries when he was trapped under his burning car; several days later he succumbed to his injuries. The 1967 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monaco on May 7, 1967. Ferrari kept Mike Parkes and Scarfiotti, but Parkes suffered career-ending injuries weeks later at the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix and Scarfiotti temporarily retired from racing after witnessing his crash. The 1967 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 18, 1967.
The 1968 Formula One season was better; Jacky Ickx drove with one win in France and several good positions, which gave him a chance at the World Championship until a practise crash in Canada, and Amon led several races but won none. The 1968 Formula One season included the 19th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on January 1, 1968, and ended on Racing career Jacky Ickx was introduced to the sport when he was taken by his father motoring journalist Jacques Ickx, to races which he covered At the end of the season, manager Franco Lini quit and Ickx went to the Brabham team. Origins The Brabham team was founded by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac, who met in 1951 while both were successfully building and racing cars in their native During the summer of 1968, Ferrari worked out a deal to sell his road car business to Fiat for $11 million; the transaction took place in early 1969, leaving 50% of the business still under the control of Ferrari himself. Fiat SpA (an Acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automobile manufacturer
During 1969 Formula One season Enzo Ferrari set about wisely spending his newfound wealth to revive his struggling team; though Ferrari did compete in Formula One in 1969, it was something of a throwaway season while the team was restructured. The 1969 Formula One season included the 20th FIA Formula One World Championship season which commenced on March 1, 1969, and ended on Amon continued to drive an older model and Pedro Rodríguez replaced Ickx; at the end of the year Amon left the team. Pedro Rodríguez ( 18 January 1940 &ndash 11 July 1971) was a Mexican Grand Prix motor racing driver
In 1970 Jacky Ickx rejoined the team and won the Austrian, the Canadian and the Mexican Grand Prix to become second in the driver championship. The Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One race The first event in 1964, was held at a Race track on the Zeltweg Airfield. The Canadian Grand Prix (known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is an auto race held in Canada since 1961. The Mexican Grand Prix (Gran Premio de Mexico was a Formula One auto race held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.
The 1970s were the last decade Ferrari entered as a works effort in sports car racing. Sports car racing is a form of circuit Auto racing with Automobiles that have two seats and enclosed wheels After an uninspired performance in the 1973 F1 World Championship, Enzo Ferrari stopped all development of sports cars in prototype and GT racing at the end of the year, although, Enzo planned to pull out of F1, that year which was the year of the last "official" Targa Florio road race Enzo regarded as more important to him. The Targa Florio was an open road Endurance automobile race held near Palermo Sicily. Road racing can be a term involving Road running, road bicycle races, or Automobile races
After three poor years, Ferrari signed Niki Lauda in 1974, and made the momentous decision to pull out of sportscar racing to concentrate upon F1. Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (born February 22, 1949 in Vienna) is an Austrian Aviator, Entrepreneur However, poor reliability with the 312B3 kept them from taking victory that year.
The new Ferrari 312T, developed fully with Niki Lauda, introduced in 1975 brought Ferrari back to winning ways. The Ferrari 312T was a Ferrari Formula One car design based on the 312B3 from 1974 Niki taking the drivers' crown and Ferrari the constructors'.
In 1976 Lauda crashed at the German Grand Prix. The 1976 German Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the Nürburgring on August 1, 1976. Carlos Reutemann was hired as a replacement, so with Clay Regazzoni driving the other car, Ferrari had to run three cars in the 1976 Italian Grand Prix when Lauda returned unexpectedly soon (only 6 weeks after his accident). Carlos Alberto Reutemann (born Santa Fe Argentina April 12, 1942) nicknamed "Lole" is an Argentine former racing driver (who raced Personal and early life Gianclaudio Regazzoni was born in Mendrisio, Switzerland on September 5 1939 a few days after the start of the Second World War Results from the 1976 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Monza on September 12, 1976. Lauda scored points, but retired from the last race in Japan in heavy rain, thus allowing James Hunt to take the title by just a single point. James Simon Wallis Hunt ( 29 August 1947 &ndash 15 June 1993) was a British racing driver from England who won the
In 1977 Lauda, having come back from his near fatal crash the previous year, took the title again for Ferrari (and the team won the costrucutors' championship), overcoming his more fancied, and favoured, team mate. His relations with the team, especially the team manager Mauro Forghieri continued to deteriorate, and he decided finally to leave for Brabham. Mauro Forghieri (born January 13 1935) is an Italian Formula One car designer Origins The Brabham team was founded by Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac, who met in 1951 while both were successfully building and racing cars in their native
In 1978, Ferrari raced with Carlos Reutemann and Gilles Villeneuve, and while they managed to produce a solid car it, like everyone that year, was outclassed by the ground effect Lotus 79. The 1978 Formula One season included the 29th FIA Formula One World Championship which commenced on January 15, 1978, and ended on October Carlos Alberto Reutemann (born Santa Fe Argentina April 12, 1942) nicknamed "Lole" is an Argentine former racing driver (who raced Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve ( Gilles Villeneuve ʒil vilnœv ( January 18, 1950 &ndash May 8, 1982) was a Canadian The Lotus 79 was a Formula One car designed in late 1977 by Colin Chapman, Martin Ogilvie, Tony Rudd and Peter Wright of Lotus
Jody Scheckter replacing the Lotus bound Argentinian in 1979, took the title, supported by Gilles Villeneuve (who dutifully followed the South African home at Monza, having been ordered to do so), won the last World Drivers' Championship in a Ferrari until Michael Schumacher many years later. Jody David Scheckter (born January 29, 1950) is a South African former Auto racing driver the 1979 Formula One World Drivers Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation;) (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany) is a former Formula The car was a compromise ground effect design due to the configuration of the Ferrari wide angle V12, which was overtaken in due course by the extremely successful Williams FW07, but not before racking up the necessary points to take both title that year. The Williams - Ford FW07 was a ground effect car designed by Patrick Head for the 1979 F1 season
After finally having a competitive car and two fast drivers that competed against each other, team leader and favorite driver of Enzo Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve died in a crash during qualifying at the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix, while Didier Pironi suffered career-ending injuries before the 1982 German Grand Prix. Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari ( February 20, 1898 &ndash August 14, 1988) was an Italian car driver and entrepreneur Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve ( Gilles Villeneuve ʒil vilnœv ( January 18, 1950 &ndash May 8, 1982) was a Canadian The 1982 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zolder on May 9, 1982. Didier Pironi ( 26 March 1952 - 23 August 1987) was a Racing driver from France. Results from the 1982 Formula One German Grand Prix held at Hockenheimring on August 8, 1982. Ferrari first called up Patrick Tambay, in place of the late Villeneuve, and later Mario Andretti in an effort to protect Pironi's lead in the championship, but to no avail. Patrick Tambay (born 25 June 1949 in Paris) is a French Racing driver. Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian American former racecar driver and one of the most successful Americans in the In that same year the Formula One works moved partially out of the original Maranello factory into its own autonomous facility, still in Maranello but directly next to the Fiorano test circuit. Fiorano Circuit is the private track owned by Ferrari for development and testing purposes
Four wins by René Arnoux and Patrick Tambay won the team another constructors' title in 1983, but neither driver being consistent enough to challenge for the drivers' title. René Alexandre Arnoux (born July 4, 1948, in Grenoble) is a retired French Racing driver who is a veteran of 12 Formula One Patrick Tambay took an especially emotional victory at San Marino in front of the Tifosi.
Michele Alboreto was hired for 1984 following his impressive victory the previous year driving a Cosworth powered Tyrrell. Career 1976-1981 Junior Formulae Michele Alboreto started his career in 1976 racing in Formula Monza with a car he and his friends built known as the "CMR"
In 1985 Michele Alboreto ran Alain Prost very close for the championship. Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE (born 24 February 1955 is a French racing driver
On August 14, 1988, Enzo Ferrari died at the age of 90. Events 1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari ( February 20, 1898 &ndash August 14, 1988) was an Italian car driver and entrepreneur Fiat's share of the company was raised to 90% with Enzo's only remaining son, Piero Ferrari, inheriting the remaining share from his father. Piero Lardi Ferrari (born 1945 is the second and only living son of Enzo Ferrari and presently 10% owner of the Ferrari automotive company A week after Enzo's death, Gerhard Berger and Michele Alboreto completed a historic 1-2 at the Italian Grand Prix, the only time a team other than McLaren won a Grand Prix in the 1988 season. Gerhard Berger, (born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl) is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who owns 50% of the Scuderia Career 1976-1981 Junior Formulae Michele Alboreto started his career in 1976 racing in Formula Monza with a car he and his friends built known as the "CMR" The 1988 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on September 11 1988 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza. McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937&ndash1970 is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, UK The 1988 Formula One season was the 39th FIA Formula One World Championship season Berger dedicated the win in memory of the late Enzo Ferrari.
1989 saw the end of turbo-charging in Formula 1. The formula was from this date for 3. 5litre normally aspirated engines of no greater than 12 cylinders, which was a direct consequence of lobbying by Ferrari for the previous few years - they went so far as to construct an Indycar, the Ferrari 637, as a threat to the organizers that if they did not get what they wanted, namely banning turbos, they would take their toys to a different arena. The Ferrari 637 was a Ferrari Racing car designed to run in the American CART series Due to the expected extreme high revs, and consequent narrow power band, expected of the new motors technical director John Barnard insisted upon the development of a revolutionary new gear-shifting arrangement - the paddle operated semi-automatic gearbox. John Barnard (born 1946 is a Race car designer and is currently Technical Director for the Team KR Moto GP team In pre season testing it proved extremely troublesome, with newly arrived driver Nigel Mansell being unable to compete more than a handful of laps, but nonetheless they managed a debut win at the opening round in Brazil. Biography Mansell was born in Upton-upon-Severn, a small Town in the English county of Worcestershire. The 1989 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Jacarepaguá on March 26, 1989. Horrendous unreliability lead to Berger being unable to score a point until a run of podiums at Monza, Estoril and Jerez including a win at Estoril. Mansell scored a memorable win at Budapest where he overtook world champion Ayrton Senna for the win after qualifying far down the field in fourteenth. Ayrton Senna da Silva ( pronounced, March 21, 1960 &ndash May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and triple He then dedicated the race to the memory of Enzo Ferrari as the win came a year after his death.
The 1990s started in a promising way. Alain Prost replaced Gerhard Berger at Ferrari to partner Mansell for the season. Alain Marie Pascal Prost, OBE (born 24 February 1955 is a French racing driver Gerhard Berger, (born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl) is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who owns 50% of the Scuderia The 1990 Formula One season was the 41st FIA Formula One World Championship season As reigning world champion, Prost took over as the team's lead driver and was said to have played on Mansell's inferiority complex. An inferiority complex, in the fields of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, is a feeling that one is inferior to others in some way Mansell recalls one incident where at the 1990 British Grand Prix, the car he drove didn't handle the same as in the previous race where had taken pole position, and later found out from team mechanics that Prost saw Mansell as having a superior car and had them swapped without Mansell knowing. The 1990 British Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Silverstone on July 15, 1990.  Prost won 5 races and pushed Ayrton Senna to the controversial final race, where a collision forced him to settle for second. Ayrton Senna da Silva ( pronounced, March 21, 1960 &ndash May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and triple A disgruntled Mansell left the team at the end of the season.
Mansell's replacement was Frenchman Jean Alesi, who had been impressive during the previous two years at Tyrrell. Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi June 11, 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origins Lower Formulae (1958 - 1967 Tyrrell Racing first came into being in 1958 running Formula Three cars for Ken Tyrrell and local stars However, Ferrari had entered a downturn in 1991, partially as their famous V12 engine was no longer competitive against the smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient V10s of their competitors. Prost won no races, only getting onto the podium five times. He afterwards publicly criticized the team, described his car as "a tractor"), and was fired prior to the end of the season, right before the Australian Grand Prix. The 1991 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on November 3 1991 at the Adelaide Street Circuit  Prost was replaced by Italian Gianni Morbidelli. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Gianni Morbidelli (born January 13, 1968 in Pesaro) is a Racing driver from Italy. The team won no races in 1991-1993.
Popular driver Gerhard Berger returned to Ferrari in 1993 to help it out of the doldrums. Gerhard Berger, (born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl) is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who owns 50% of the Scuderia That year, Berger was instrumental in hiring Jean Todt as team principal, laying the foundations for the team's future successes. Jean Todt (b February 25 1946 Pierrefort, France) is the executive director of Scuderia Ferrari, the Ferrari company's Formula One With the Ferrari 412T, Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi proved the car's competitiveness throughout the two seasons, with a brace of podium places and four pole positions. Gerhard Berger, (born August 27, 1959 in Wörgl) is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver who owns 50% of the Scuderia Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi June 11, 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origins Bad luck limited the number of wins to one each for both Berger (1994 German Grand Prix) and Alesi (1995 Canadian Grand Prix), particularly Alesi who was in a position to win at Monza and the Nürburgring in 1995, but the car was a solid and competitive proposition.
In 1996, Ferrari made a landmark decision in its history by hiring two-time defending world champion Michael Schumacher for an astronomical salary of around $30 million a year. Schumacher also brought with him the nucleus of his hugely successful Benetton team, mainly in the form of Ross Brawn (technical director) and Rory Byrne (chief designer). Benetton Formula Ltd, commonly referred to simply as Benetton, was a Formula One constructor that participated from 1986 to 2001. Rory Byrne (born January 10, 1944) is a South African engineer and car designer currently Design and Development Consultant for the Scuderia Ferrari Teaming up with Jean Todt (team principal), they set about rebuilding the Scuderia. After Berger and Alesi, who were sent to Benetton in exchange, the traditional V12 had to go also, in favour of a more modern V10 engine, as the rules reduced the capacity from 3500cc to 3000 anyway. At the same time, Eddie Irvine from Jordan was hired. Before F1 (1983–1993 Eddie Irvine's racing career began in Formula Ford, and from 1983 through 1986 he spent the championships in middle-field places finishing on the Early history Jordan's success in lower formulae inspired the creation of a Formula One programme for the 1991 season.
While these huge changes did result in a very unreliable car, Schumacher did manage to score 3 wins in the 1996 season, all of which were memorable. In torrential conditions at Spain, after almost stalling and dropping to ninth, Schumacher went on to win the race by a comfortable margin to Jean Alesi. The 1996 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on June 2, 1996 at the Circuit de Catalunya. Following this, Ferrari had 2 incredibly embarrassing retirements at France and Canada, both before the races had even started. However, at Spa-Francorchamps Schumacher used right timed pit-stops to fend off the Williams of Jacques Villeneuve. The 1996 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on August 25, 1996 at Spa-Francorchamps. Following that, at Monza, Schumacher scored a momentous win in front of the tifosi. As reliability greatly improved the Ferrari became the second strongest looking package in the hands of Schumacher ending with a strong fight with the Williams of champion Damon Hill for the win at Suzuka. Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE (born 17 September 1960 in London) is a retired World Championship winning British racing driver from England
For 1997, the increased reliability of the previous year's development, the F310B, lead to some very strong performances when faster cars, notably the McLaren Mercedes of David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen, retired. David Marshall Coulthard, often called DC, (born 27 March 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire) is a British Formula One racing driver Mika Pauli Häkkinen ( (born September 28, 1968 in Helsingin maalaiskunta) is a Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula Schumacher took memorable wet weather wins at Monaco and Belgium, combined with outstanding drives at France and Japan, to force the slightly superior Williams Renault of Jacques Villeneuve to a last round title fight. Not to be confused with Frank Williams Racing Cars, formed by Frank Williams 1967 1970s and 1980s 1977 Renault first involvement in Formula One was made by the Renault Sport subsidiary Personal and early life Jacques Villeneuve was born in the Canadian city of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to then soon to be Formula One driver Gilles However, Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 standings for swerving into the car of Villeneuve who had just made a lunge down the inside of the Dry Sac corner of the Jerez circuit. Circuito Permanente de Jerez is a 4428 m (2752- Miles racing circuit located in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, deep within the Sherry -producing
Following the dramatic 1997 season, Ferrari came out with an all new car to fit the new regulations for 1998. The 1998 Formula One season was the 49th FIA Formula One World Championship season Although it was a competitive package, the McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 was most often stronger. Technical Specifications Car McLaren MP4/13 Chassis carbon fiber aluminium Gearbox 6 gears Cooling system two McLaren/Calsonic Schumacher won six races that season including three in a row at Canada, France and Great Britain. The Hungarian Grand Prix was won after a tactical master-stroke by Brawn decided to make the car run a 3-stop strategy as opposed to McLaren's 2. Schumacher then went on to lead Irvine home to Ferrari's first 1-2 at Monza since the memorable 1988 race after Enzo Ferrari's death. Schumacher lost the title to McLaren's Mika Häkkinen at Suzuka after he stalled on the front row then suffered a mid-race puncture. Irvine was fourth in the championship with Ferrari second in the constructors title.
Irvine had been forced to play second fiddle to Schumacher, losing out on points and positions in order to place Schumacher higher in the Drivers' Championship, in the rare occasions when he was in front, notably Suzuka 1997 which lead critics to remark "So Irvine can drive!". The leg injury of Michael Schumacher in 1999 reversed the roles however. It appeared to be the year Ferrari would regain the championship with Ferrari winning 3 of the first 4 races of the season. While Ferrari did win the constructor crown that year, a crash at the Silverstone Circuit in the British Grand Prix resulted in Schumacher breaking a leg and missing 7 races of the season, and being replaced by Mika Salo. Silverstone Circuit is a Motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, named after the village in the former England The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship Mika Juhani Salo (born November 30, 1966 in Helsinki) is a Finnish Racing driver. The new championship challenger was Eddie Irvine, who once again took the Ferrari challenge to the final round in Japan before missing out to Häkkinen who also scored more points in the races where Schumacher had taken part.
In 2000 Schumacher had a close battle with rival Mika Häkkinen of McLaren but won the championship in the Ferrari F1-2000, winning 9 races out of 17 that year. Complete Formula One results ( key) (results in bold indicate pole position results in italics indicate fastest lap He was Ferrari's first driver champion in 21 years, since Jody Scheckter in 1979. Jody David Scheckter (born January 29, 1950) is a South African former Auto racing driver the 1979 Formula One World Drivers Teammate Rubens Barrichello finished 4th in the championship, taking his maiden win at the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring after Schumacher was taken out in the first corner and Barrichello qualified 18th. Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello (born May 23 1972 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver currently driving for The German Grand Prix ( Großer Preis von Deutschland) is an annual automobile race The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is an Automobile racing track situated near the town of Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
In 2001 Schumacher won the World Championship with 4 races to go, having claimed 9 victories. Teammate Barrichello finished 3rd in the championship. This was the first year in which the notorious A1-Ring incident occurred, where Barrichello was told to let Schumacher through for 2nd place by team boss Todt, to the consternation of the FIA, fans and media.
In 2002, Schumacher and Ferrari dominated F1, the Ferrari duo winning 15 out of 17 races (Schumacher 11, Barrichello 4), a record at the time. However, their run was tainted by a second A1-Ring incident. In a replay of 2001, Barrichello was asked to give way to Schumacher, except this time for the win. An embarrassed Schumacher then pushed Barrichello to the top step of the podium, and was subsequently fined $1 million by the FIA for interfering with podium procedures. This debacle eventually led to the banning of team orders. Schumacher matched Juan Manuel Fangio's record of 5 world championships, set back in the 1950s.
In 2003, Ferrari's domination of F1 was brought to a halt at the first race, the Australian Grand Prix, where for the first time in 3 years, there was no Ferrari driver on the podium. The 2003 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 9, 2003 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Rivals McLaren had an early lead in the championship, but Ferrari closed the gap by the Canadian Grand Prix. The 2003 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on June 15, 2003 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. However, their other rivals Williams won the next 2 races and the driver championship went down to the wire at the last race, the Japanese Grand Prix, between Kimi Räikkönen (McLaren) and Michael Schumacher; Schumacher eventually won the championship by 2 points, surpassing Fangio's record. The 2003 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 12, 2003 at the Suzuka Circuit. In 2003, F1 magazine reported that Ferrari's budget was $443,800,000. 
2004 saw a return of Ferrari's dominance. Ferrari teammates Schumacher and Barrichello finished first and second respectively in the driver championship, and Ferrari easily wrapped up the constructors championship. The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile ( FIA) to the most successful Formula One Schumacher won 13 of the 18 races, and 12 of the first 13 of the season -- both F1 records. Barrichello won two of the other races.
2005 saw a change of fortune for the previously dominant Ferrari. The team's practice of starting a new season with a modified version of the previous year's car (F2004M) pending full development of their new car (F2005) was one of the main causes for a poor start to the season. While this worked well in previous years, it seems Ferrari underestimated both the full effect of the new 2005 regulations and the pace of development of other teams (particularly McLaren and Renault who started the year with brand new cars). Alarmed by poor performances in Australia and Malaysia the new F2005 was rushed into service in Bahrain (the introduction was previously scheduled to be race 5 in Barcelona). The Australian Grand Prix is a Formula One race that is part of the annual Formula One championship season First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999 the current Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the hyper-modern Sepang International Circuit at The Bahrain Grand Prix (جائزة البحرين الكبرى is a Formula One Championship race which first took place at the Bahrain International Circuit This move saw Schumacher retire for the first time due to mechanical failure since Hockenheim 2001 ending a run of 59 Grands Prix without technical failure. Results from the 2001 Formula One German Grand Prix held at Hockenheim on July 29, 2001.
Another factor was the poor relative performance of the team's Bridgestone tyres, which failed to give performance for single lap qualifying and were not as durable as their Michelin rivals during races. ( is a Japanese Rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan Michelin (full name SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) ( based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne Région However, the tyres provided for San Marino Grand Prix were more competitive, and the Bridgestone tyres supplied for the United States Grand Prix allowed the three Bridgestone teams to race, while the seven Michelin teams were forced to retire due to Michelin's advice that the tyres would not last the race distance. The 2005 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One race held from April 22 to April 24 2005 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. The 2005 United States Grand Prix was one of the most controversial
Near the end of the 2005 season, Rubens Barrichello announced that he was leaving the team at the end of the year and joining the Honda F1 team. Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda. Barrichello's departure was partly due to his dissatisfaction with his continued "Number 2" status at Ferrari. At the 2005 Monte Carlo Grand Prix Schumacher forced his way past Barrichello (on a track where overtaking is highly difficult and dangerous) near the end of the race. This only netted the German one extra point during a season where Ferrari were uncompetitive. Ferrari named former Sauber-Petronas driver Felipe Massa as Barrichello's replacement for the following season. Felipe Massa (born in São Paulo April 25, 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver currently employed by the Ferrari
With the "one set of tyres per race" rule no longer in use, Ferrari, after a poor 2005 and a troubled start to 2006, were again close contenders for both Drivers' and Constructors' titles by the latter part of the 2006 season. Unlike some recent seasons, they started 2006 with their new car, the 248 F1. Name and livery The car is named after its V8 engine - 24 is the capacity in decilitres and 8 the number of cylinders
At the Bahrain Grand Prix Schumacher finished second, with Massa further down the order. The 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix was the first round of the 2006 Formula One World Championship held on March 12, 2006 at the Bahrain International Circuit At the Malaysian Grand Prix problems with the engine's piston rings meant that both drivers had to change their engines, Massa needing two changes (a ten-position penalty at the start of the race is enforced for an engine change prior to a legal engine change). The 2006 Malaysian Grand Prix was the second Formula One Grand Prix of the 2006 season In Australia, they scored no points, with both drivers crashing out of the race.
At the San Marino Schumacher took pole position in qualifying and won the race. The 2006 San Marino Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship. At the European race, Schumacher won again, the first time this season the same engine won two consecutive races. The 2006 European Grand Prix was the fifth race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship. At the Spanish Grand Prix Fernando Alonso won, with Schumacher finishing second. The 2006 Spanish Grand Prix was the sixth race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship. Fernando Alonso Díaz (born July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time
At Monaco Schumacher's qualifying times were deleted for stopping his car during the qualifying session. The 2006 Monaco Grand Prix was the seventh race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship Schumacher started from the back of the grid but finished fifth for four points. At Silverstone Schumacher finished second from third place on the grid. The 2006 British Grand Prix was the eighth race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship. The podium of the 2006 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal was: Alonso as race winner, Michael Schumacher second, and Räikkönen third. The 2006 Canadian Grand Prix was the ninth race of the 2006 Formula One World Championship. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec
At the United States Grand Prix, in Indianapolis, the Ferrari's of Schumacher and Massa were dominant all weekend. The 2006 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on July 2, 2006 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ferrari achieved its first one-two (both of the team's cars finishing in the top two positions) since the same race 12 months beforehand. At the French Grand Prix with a second consecutive one-two in qualifying. The French Grand Prix ( Grand Prix de France) is a race held as part of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile 's annual Formula One automobile In the race Alonso finished second with Massa taking third.
At the Hockenheimring in Germany Räikkönen took pole position in his last German Grand Prix for McLaren (he was signed by Ferrari for 2007). However in the race both Ferrari 248F1's overtook Räikkönen at the first round of pit stops, and subsequently Schumacher went on to win. At the Hungarian GP Massa qualified 2nd and Schumacher 11th due to a 2 second penalty from Saturday practice. At the start of the wet race the Ferraris initially struggled. Later in the race Schumacher continued to drive on intermediate tyres while other drivers on dries like Pedro de la Rosa (who replaced Juan Pablo Montoya at McLaren following his return to Chip Ganassi Racing Stateside for other racing duties) and Nick Heidfeld passed him easily. Pedro Martínez de la Rosa (born February 24 1971 in Barcelona, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One driver currently Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is an automotive racing organization with teams competing in NASCAR, IRL, and Grand-Am racing Nick Lars Heidfeld, frequently referred to as Quick Nick, (born May 10 1977 in Mönchengladbach, West Germany) is a German When Heidfeld passed Schumacher he collided with the BMW Sauber of Robert Kubica, and retired in 9th, promoting Massa to 8th. The subsequent disqualification of Kubica gave Massa 7th and Schumacher 8th, with two and one championship points, respectively.
At Turkey, Massa achieved his first ever pole and victory. What looked like a Ferrari 1-2 was disrupted by a caution which came out after Vitantonio Liuzzi's spin at Turn 1. Ferrari chose to stack Schumacher in the pits behind Massa (each team can use only one pit box, and cannot pit both cars at once). Renault were able to pit Alonso and he rejoined in second place. The three finished in this order.
At Monza, Schumacher scored a win in Ferrari's home Grand Prix, while Massa's solid fourth-place run was spoiled late when he ran over debris left behind by the failure of Alonso's Renault V-8, puncturing a tyre and forcing him to pit, which left him mired in ninth place at the finish. Despite Massa not being able to score any points, the combination of Schumacher's win, Alonso's DNF, and a mediocre fourth-place finish for Giancarlo Fisichella allowed Ferrari to pull ahead of Renault in the World Constructors Championship for the first time in the 2006 season. Giancarlo Fisichella (born January 14, 1973 in Rome, Italy) also known as Fisico or Fisi, is an Italian racing By season
Following the race at Monza Ferrari announced Schumacher's retirement effective at the end of the 2006 season and that Räikkönen, whom they had signed months before, will replace him in 2007.
At the Chinese Grand Prix Ferrari and the other Bridgestone-running teams again suffered in wet conditions. ( is a Japanese Rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan However, Schumacher managed to qualify ahead of Michelin drivers and seven places ahead of the next Bridgestone car. Despite taking pole position and setting the fastest lap, a poor tyre choice by Renault and a pit stop error allowed Schumacher to beat Alonso, his main rival for the Championship.
At the Japanese Grand Prix, Ferrari again showed superiority in the qualifying stages, lapping up to 1. 4s faster than the nearest competitors. Massa qualified 1st and Schumacher 2nd. However, in the race it was revealed that over a race distance the Bridgestone tyres caused problems. Alonso capitalised on Massa's early puncture and took 2nd place. On lap 34 Schumacher suffered his first in-race engine failure since 2000, forcing him to retire. Alonso won the race and opened a 10-point lead in the driver's championship with only one race to go. Massa finished 2nd, but with Renault's Fisichella in 3rd place.
At the Brazilian Grand Prix, Ferrari showed a stunning performance with the Renault team playing it safe in order to avoid any break downs in their cars. Qualifying was a mixed bag for Ferrari with Massa clinching pole position, but Schumacher suffering a fuel pressure problem in the last qualifying session which left him unable to put in even a single lap in this session. Schumacher ended up at 10th on the grid with Massa on pole, Räikkönen 2nd, Trulli of Toyota 3rd and the championship leader Alonso at a comfortable 4th. The race itself was a dramatic one, with Schumacher making up 4 places in the first few laps, and then a safety car period followed. Once the race restarted Schumacher suffered a tyre puncture while trying to over take the Renault of Fisichella. This puncture virtually ended Schumacher's bid for the race lead and any hope of winning the 2006 Drivers' title. The final result saw the first victory for a Brazilian driver in home soil since Ayrton Senna in 1993. With Massa finishing 1st, Alonso 2nd, clinching the Drivers' title, followed by Honda's Jenson Button, who finished 3rd after putting in an impressive performance from 14th on the grid. Schumacher, after a stunning drive from the back of the grid (following his puncture), ended up 4th, but with Fisichella finishing 6th the Ferraris lost the Constructors title too.
Michael Schumacher retired at the end of the season and Kimi Räikkönen replaced him. Felipe Massa would continue his seat after a successful season.
The 2007 car was secretively unveiled on January 14, 2007 with a ban on photographers, and testing continued the next day, with many tests outside of Europe in order to evade sponsorship bans because of their Marlboro sponsorship. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Over the course of pre-season testing, the F2007 and its drivers have improved considerably and have headed the timing sheets at multi-team tests on various occasions. Kimi Räikkönen won the inaugural race of the 2007 season in a Ferrari F2007 at Albert Park becoming the first Ferrari driver to win on his début since Nigel Mansell. Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikkønen born October 17, 1979 in Espoo) is a Finnish Formula One race car driver currently The Ferrari F2007 is a Formula One Motor racing car with which Ferrari competed during the 2007 Formula One season, it being the fifty-first The 2007 ING Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on March 18 2007 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Biography Mansell was born in Upton-upon-Severn, a small Town in the English county of Worcestershire. Ferrari attracted some criticism for running a moveable floor system in Melbourne, later confirmed to be illegal by the FIA after a rule clarification, though no punishment was applied.  After a disappointing Malaysian Grand Prix, the team recovered to finish first and third in Bahrain, with Massa taking his first victory of the season. The IX Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix was a Formula One Motor race, held on 8 April, 2007 at the Sepang International Circuit and the second race The 2007 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race and is the third round of the 2007 Formula One season. After this, however, the team has fell behind McLaren and its drivers Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in both championships. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born Stevenage, 7 January 1985
The Salzburger Nachricht newspaper has quoted Luca Colajanni on the team's disappointing performance. The Ferrari PR manager claimed the team's factory owned wind tunnel was badly damaged in a testing accident, when a steel sheet conveyor belt, representing the road under the down-scaled F1 car replica, broke up at high speed and splattered debris at various instruments. A belt conveyor consists of two or more Pulleys with a continuous loop of material - the conveyor belt - that rotates about them Although the Ferrari team had received prior warning from F1 analysts to secure the use of an alternative, backup testing facility and/or invest more in computer simulations, such advice would appear not to have been heeded. The Ferrari team were not able to introduce new aerodynamic refinements to its cars until the wind tunnel was rebuilt, which took several weeks. Meanwhile, the Scuderia remains severely handicapped against McLaren. With the tunnel now rebuilt and a new aerodynamic package (notably adjustments to the front wing) the cars are seemingly on par with the McLarens, after rigorous testing at Silverstone Ferrari are predicted to be strong in Europe in upcoming races. Ferrari SpA is an Italian Sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy It has been reported that a major aero upgrade is due for the upcoming event at Fuji. Recently they have resolved the problem of the front tyres not heating up quickly enough. On the 8 July, Kimi Räikkönen dominated the British Grand Prix at Silverstone with Massa coming 5th after stalling on the lights, he was placed 22nd in the pit-lane and made an unbelievable come back. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000
Ferrari went to the European GP with arguably the fastest car, Kimi claimed pole position with Felipe third. At the start of the race, rain hit the track causing many cars to slide around because they weren't on intermediate tyres, this cause everyone to go and change in the pits, Kimi was heading for the pits when he veered off and continued on track by himself, leaving Felipe to pit, to stop a pile up and allowing Alonso who was in second place to take the lead. When Kimi came out of the pits, he re-joined third, and began to hound Alonso down by 0. 5secs per lap, while Felipe was leading the way by a long margin. On lap 34, Kimi retired with hydraulic problems, leaving Felipe the sole remaining Ferrari, he led the way for the majority of the race, but on the last 5 laps, he was overtaken by Alonso, due to the fact that rain had hit the track in the last 7 laps, after Felipe pitted for wet tyres, he experienced large vibrations through the car which caused him to be extra cautious, he ended the race second, and 11 points a drift in the driver's championship to leader Lewis Hamilton.
The following Hungarian Grand Prix was riddled with scandal within the McLaren team. The team technicians forgot to fuel the car of Felipe Massa who was forced to start the race 14th, at a track where overtaking is very difficult. Kimi was going to start the race fourth, but following Fernando Alonso's relegation, he was moved up to third. He was also able to pass BMW's Nick Heidfeld on the start. He would remain second till the end of the race, though challenging leader Hamilton on occasion. Felipe Massa came home 13th following a lacklustre performance.
After Hungary came the Turkish Grand Prix where Massa took pole with Räikkonen third. Räikkonen passed Lewis Hamilton into the first corner and was second. Massa and Räikkonen pulled away from the field and the two battled it out for the win. Massa prevailed, staying ahead of Räikkonen at both pitstops and won, with Räikkonen second.
The next race was Ferrari's home race in Italy, but the McLarens took 1-2 in qualifying with Massa third and Räikkonen fifth after a crash in practice. Räikkönen got ahead of Nick Heidfeld at the start. Massa was third until he retired with hydraulic failure. Räikkonen was sent on a one-stops strategy and so when the McLarens stopped for a second time, Räikkonen was second between Fernando Alonso and Hamilton. However, Hamilton passed Räikkonen after a few laps, and Räikkonen had to settle for third.
There was major news in the week between the Italian and the Belgian Grands Prix with McLaren being fined $100m and being thrown out of the constructors championship because of the espionage controversy but their drivers could still race. In qualifying, Ferrari took their first front-row lockout of the season, Räikkonen on pole with Massa second. The two satyed 1-2 into the first corner, with Räikkonen ahead. He maintained the lead during the pitsops and won, with Massa folloqing him around to finish second. The 1-2 gave Ferrari the constructors championship as a result of McLaren's disqualification.
Now to the Japanese Grand Prix and the McLarens took 1-2 in qualifying and the Ferraris were behind them, Räikkonen third ahead of Massa. The start was under the safety car in treacherous conditions, and both drivers, unlike the rest of the field was on intermediates. Massa spun on these tyres and Nick Heidfeld went ahead. Massa then passed Heidfeld under the safety car to keep his place. Ultimately both drivers pitted under the safety car for wets, and were 21st and 22nd at the back (Räikkonen still ahead of Massa), with the McLarens 1st and 2nd. Finally the race started in a standing start, and Massa collided with Alexander Wurz while trying to pass him, taking Wurz out while Massa had to rejoin after a spin and was 10 seconds away from the field. Massa was then given a drive-through penalty for passing Heidfeld under the safety car. After that, the Ferraris charged up the order, as they were also refueled during the stops for wets and did not have to stop when the others did. Räikkonen did stop for fuel again at the right time, as Alonso brought out the safety car after crashing into a wall. This left Massa (who did not pit) in fifth and Räikkonen in seventh. This became third and fifth when Mark Webber and Sebastien Vettel collided behind the safety car, putting both out. Räikkonen then passed David Coulthard to take fourth. Massa was forced to pit for a splash and dash, dropping down to seventh. Räikkonen challenged Heikki Kovalainen for second but could not make it and was third. Massa took sixth by passing Robert Kubica on the last lap.
Going into the Chinese Grand Prix, Massa was already out of the title race, but Räikkonen still stayed in it, 5 points behind Alonso and 17 points behind Hamilton with 2 races to go. Hamilton took pole while Räikkonen was second and Massa was third. The race was in damp conditions but nothing changed at the start. During the first round of stops, Hamilton and Massa used the same wet tyres but Räikkonen and Alonso changed his into a new set. Räikkonen then passed Hamilton while Alonso passed Massa at the same time, as Hamilton and Massa were felling the effects of grained tyres. Massa pitte dearly, but Hamilton stayed out late in the hope that it would rain. It did not, and Hamilton got beached in the pit lane gravel trap while trying to the pits. Räikkonen won ahead of Alonso and Massa to keep his championship hopes alive.
The last race of the season was in Massa's hometown in Brazil. Räikkönen was 7 points behind Hamilton and 3 points behind Alonso going into the race. In qualifying, Massa took pole with Hamilton second, Räikkönen third and Alonso fourth. At the start, Räikkönen took second while Hamilton dropped back to eighth after going to the gravel. He was up to seventh but then dropped to the back of the field in 18th after a gearbox glitch cost him 20 seconds. The battle for the win was between Massa and Räikkönen with Alonso a lonely third. Massa kept the lead during the first round of stops but Räikkönen was able to get ahead of him in the second round. Behind, Hamilton hd already charged his way up to seventh but was lapped. Räikkönen won the race and the championship, 10 points compared to Alonso's 6 and Hamilton's 2 in the race enabling him to get a point ahead of both with Massa finishing second to make it the team's fourth 1-2 finish.
On 3 July Nigel Stepney was dismissed by Scuderia Ferrari. The 2007 Formula One espionage controversy also known as "Spygate" involves allegations that the McLaren Formula One team was passed confidential technical Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Nigel Stepney is an English born former Formula One mechanic Stepney started in Formula One as a mechanic at Shadow in 1977 then followed Elio  Later the same day Ferrari announced it was taking legal action against Stepney and a McLaren engineer named by Autosport. com as Mike Coughlan; A Ferrari press release stated:
|“||Ferrari announces it has recently presented a case against Nigel Stepney and an engineer from the Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes team with the Modena Tribunal, concerning the theft of technical information. Mike Coughlan (born February 17, 1959) is a race car designer Furthermore, legal action has been instigated in England and a search warrant has been issued concerning the engineer. This produced a positive outcome. ||”|
On his return from holiday in the Philippines on July 5, Stepney was interrogated by the Italian police as part of the industrial espionage case. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Industrial espionage or corporate espionage is Espionage conducted for commercial purposes instead of National security purposes  On 6 July Honda F1 released a statement confirming that Stepney and Coughlan approached the team regarding "job opportunities" in June 2007. Honda Racing F1 Team is a Formula One team run by Japanese car manufacturer Honda.  Since the revelation of Coughlan's involvement in the affair McLaren provided a full set of drawings and development documents (estimated to be around 800 pages) to the FIA, detailing all updates made to the team's chassis since the incident occurred at the end of April. 
McLaren was eventually excluded from the 2007 Conctructors' Championship, in breach of Article 151(c) of the International Sporting Code, all but guaranteeing Ferrari the title. The International Sporting Code (ISC is a set of rules which are valid for all Auto racing events that are governed by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile  Ferrari won their 15th Constructors Title in Belgium the following weekend. The 2007 Belgian Grand Prix was the fourteenth race of the 2007 Formula One season, returning to the F1 calendar after a year's absence
At the end of the season Ferrari would have finished 1 point ahead of McLaren and hence won the constructor's title on merit. This takes into consideration that McLaren was docked the 15 constructors' points they would have earned at Hungary, as a penalty for a qualifying pit incident; prior to that McLaren had a 27 point lead over Ferrari. The 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix was the eleventh race of the 2007 Formula One season.
On 12 November 2007, the Ferrari team announced that Jean Todt would be departing the team principal role, instead taking up a senior executive role. His replacement is to be Stefano Domenicali. Stefano Domenicali (born May 11 1965) is an Italian manager currently the director of the Ferrari Formula One team It has been reported that this completes a shift in Ferrari personnel where the older foreign leadership is replaced with a new one comprised mostly of Italians. 
On 6th January, Scuderia Ferrari launched the Ferrari F2008. The Ferrari F2008 is a Formula One Motor racing car which Scuderia Ferrari is using to compete in the 2008 Formula One season.
On the 2008 Season first race the 2008 Australian Grand Prix qualifying Kimi Räikkönen suffered a fuel pressure problem which forced him to stop on the entrance of pit lane, giving no chance to engineers to repair the car. The 2008 Australian Grand Prix was the first race of the 2008 Formula One season, and was won by McLaren - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. He started in 16th place on the grid. Massa qualified in 4th place, behind Lewis Hamilton, who took the Pole position with Robert Kubica and Heikki Kovalainen in 2nd and third respectively. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born Stevenage, 7 January 1985 Robert Kubica ( /'rɔbɛrt ku'bitsa/ ("koo-bit-sa" born December 7, 1984 in Kraków, Poland) is the first Polish Heikki Johannes Kovalainen (born October 19, 1981 in Suomussalmi, Finland) is a racing driver. On the race Felipe Massa spun and grazed the wall in the first corner, forcing him to pit for a new front wing. Kimi Räikkönen elevated himself from fifteenth to seventh. Later on, in the twenty-fifth lap, Felipe Massa collided with Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard, putting the Scotsman out of the race and forcing Massa to pit again. Red Bull Racing is one of two Formula One teams owned by Austrian Beverage company Red Bull. David Marshall Coulthard, often called DC, (born 27 March 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire) is a British Formula One racing driver He retired several laps later with engine failure. Räikkönen also suffered the same fate retiring on the 54th lap. He finished 9th overall after completing 90% of the race but he got 1 point after Rubens Barrichello was disqualified for ignoring a red light at the pit exit. Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello (born May 23 1972 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver currently driving for It was Ferrari's worst performance in a season-opening race since they drew a blank in the 1992 South African Grand Prix at Kyalami with France's Jean Alesi and Italian Ivan Capelli. The 1992 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on March 1 1992. Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi June 11, 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origins Ivan Franco Capelli (born in Milan, May 24, 1963) is an Italian former Formula One driver One notable point is that every Ferrari-engined car in the Grand Prix( including Scuderia Toro Rosso's and Force India's cars) either crashed out on the first corner, or retired before the end of the race with engine problems. Scuderia Toro Rosso ( Italian for Team Red Bull) is a Formula One racing team owned in a 50/50 partnership between the drinks company Red Bull Force India F1 is a Formula One Motor racing team The team was formed in October 2007, when a consortium led by Vijay Mallya and Michiel This may suggest that there is a problem with the current engine in those cars.
During the Malaysian Grand Prix, that happened the following week-end of the Australian GP, Ferrari seized an easy win over the competition by means of Kimi Räikkönen. Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikkønen born October 17, 1979 in Espoo) is a Finnish Formula One race car driver currently His team-mate, Felipe Massa, scored home the pole-position, Räikkönen placed second while both McLaren drivers were inflicted a 5-place penalty on the grid for disrupting BMW-Sauber's driver Nick Heidfeld and Renault's Fernando Alonso in their final hot lap of the qualifying. Felipe Massa (born in São Paulo April 25, 1981) is a Brazilian Formula One racing driver currently employed by the Ferrari Kimi-Matias Räikkönen (ˈkimi ˈmɑtiɑs ˈræikkønen born October 17, 1979 in Espoo) is a Finnish Formula One race car driver currently McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937&ndash1970 is a Formula One team based in Woking, Surrey, UK Nick Lars Heidfeld, frequently referred to as Quick Nick, (born May 10 1977 in Mönchengladbach, West Germany) is a German Fernando Alonso Díaz (born July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time Massa maintained his lead at the start with Räikkönen keeping second. It stayed like that until the first round of pitstops in which Räikkönen went ahead. He pulled out a 5 second gap before it stabilized. It looked to be an easy 1-2 but Massa spun off into a gravel trap midway through the race and retired. Räikkönen went on to win and this result redeemed Ferrari from the harsh criticism after the twin retirements in Australia. The criticism was then shifited towards Felipe Massa. The Brazilian was ridiculed by the Italian press for underperforming in the first two races. Ferrari went to Bahrain confident, as it tested there during the winter. Massa was quick in Q1 and Q2 but was pipped to pole by BMW's Robert Kubica, with Räikkönen 4th. Massa received more criticism for not grabbing pole in the faster car. As the lights went out the Brazilian stormed off the line into the lead immediately, with his team-mate following on to make a 1-2. Massa had the pure upper-hand on his world champion team-mate and put his name firmly back in the winners circle.
Marlboro has sponsored Ferrari since 1984 and has been title sponsor since 1997 (prior to which it was the title sponsor of McLaren). Marlboro is a brand of Cigarette made by Philip Morris USA (a branch of Altria) within the US and by Philip Morris International (now separate In September 2005 Ferrari announced they had signed an extension of their sponsorship arrangement with Marlboro (Philip Morris) until 2011. This comes at a time when tobacco sponsorship has become illegal in the European Union and other major teams have withdrawn from relationships with tobacco companies, for example McLaren ended their eight year relationship with West. West is a German Tobacco brand owned by the British company Imperial Tobacco. In reporting the deal, F1 Racing magazine judged it to be a "black day" for the sport, putting non-tobacco funded teams at a disadvantage and discouraging other brands from entering a sport still associated with tobacco. F1 Racing is a monthly Magazine focused on Formula One Racing which launched in March 1996 The magazine estimates that in the period between 2005 and 2011 Ferrari will receive $1 billion from the agreement. Depending on the venue of races (and the particular national laws) the Marlboro branding will be largely subliminal in most countries (see image).
The Taiwanese computer company Acer is one of their sponsors (until 2008). Acer Incorporated ( ( is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer As part of the deal, Acer had sold Ferrari-badged laptops.
In December 2005 Vodafone announced that it was withdrawing its sponsorship of Ferrari in favour of title sponsorship of McLaren beginning in 2007. The Times said Ferrari were "stunned" by the decision. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register.  Vodafone's position on the car is assumed by Telecom Italia's broadband Alice brand. Telecom Italia () is the largest Italian Telephone company. Now a private company it was founded in 1994 by the merger of several state-owned telecommunications
Other companies sponsoring Scuderia Ferrari include: Fiat (car group), Shell - Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Alice, Bridgestone, AMD, Martini, Acer, and several others among which Mubadala Development Company (an investment company owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi) also owner of 5% of Ferrari's stakes as of the 2007 season;Etihad Airways (until 2011}. Fiat SpA (an Acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automobile manufacturer Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known simply as Shell, is a multinational oil company of Dutch and British origins Telecom Italia () is the largest Italian Telephone company. Now a private company it was founded in 1994 by the merger of several state-owned telecommunications ( is a Japanese Rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan Martini is a brand of Italian Vermouth, named after the Martini & Rossi Distilleria Nazionale di Spirito di Vino in Turin. Acer Incorporated ( ( is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer The Mubadala Development Company ( Arabic:شركة مبادلة للتنمية is a state owned company of the Abu Dhabi government in the United Arab Emirates Established in 2003, Etihad Airways ( Arabic: الإتحاد, ʼal-ʻitiħād) is the Flag carrier Airline of Abu Dhabi
Apart from sponsors, Ferrari have the following companies as official suppliers: Magneti Marelli, Mahle, IIR, SKF, Europcar, Iveco, NGK, Infineon, HN Meccanica, Puma, Sanbitter, Tata, Brembo, BBS, Selex, Sabelt, TRW Automotive, Microsoft (note: the sponsors/suppliers information is accurate for the 2007 season). Magneti Marelli Holding SpA is an Italian company which deals with development and manufacturing of systems modules and high-technology components for the Automotive IIR redirects here For the conference company IIR see Informa. SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB, later AB SKF, is a Swedish bearing Company founded in 1907 supplying bearings seals Europcar is a Paris based Car rental company owned by the French investment company Eurazeo, after its sale by the Volkswagen group in June 2006 Iveco is an Italian Truck, Bus, and Diesel engine Manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. ( is a Public Company established in 1936 and based in Nagoya Japan Infineon Technologies AG () was founded in April 1999 when the Semiconductor operations of parent company Siemens AG, were spun off to form a separate Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport ( Puma) ( is a large German-based Multinational company that produces high-end Athletic shoes and other sportswear Brembo is a manufacturer of Automotive Brake systems especially for high-performance cars and Motorcycles It was established in Bergamo TRW Automotive Holdings, based in Livonia MI, is a supplier of automotive parts to manufacturers and aftermarket dealers Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer
Ferrari's sponsorship earning for the years 2000-2005 were made public (http://www.myfilehut.com/userfiles/50511/21st/FerrariSponsors.pdf)
The Ferrari team has achieved unparalleled success in Formula One. Telecom Italia () is the largest Italian Telephone company. Now a private company it was founded in 1994 by the merger of several state-owned telecommunications Ferrari cars and Ferrari drivers have also won the Mille Miglia 8 times, the Targa Florio 7 times, and the 24 hours of Le Mans 9 times. The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles - pronounced 'miʎʎa was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen The Targa Florio was an open road Endurance automobile race held near Palermo Sicily. The 24 Hours of Le Mans ( 24 Heures du Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually since near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe, In F1, the Italian team has the unique distinction of owning nearly all significant records (as of the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix), including:
In 2004, Ferrari also surpassed Ford as the most successful F1 engine manufacturer, with 182 wins (to Ford's 176 wins). Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following Due to the availability of the Cosworth V8 to private teams, a total of 6,639 Ford-powered cars were entered between 1967 and 2004, compared to 1,979 starts for Ferrari and Petronas-badged engines during the same period. Cosworth is an Automotive engineering company founded in London in 1958 specialising in engines for automobile racing (motorsport Petronas, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is a Malaysian owned oil and gas company that was founded on August 17 1974.
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