Ferrari
Jul 23

Sources: Alonso Could Be Free To Leave Ferrari

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could leave Ferrari at the end of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016.

“I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. “But he can’t just go to McLaren because he has a contract that he can’t get out of unless he’s sacked. Sometimes you choose a car and you’re wrong.”

Mercedes team chairman Lauda, however, may not be right.

Jul 9

Pirelli tests new low profile tires during Silverstone test

Charles Pic leaves the pits on the much-talked about 18-inch Pirelli tires. (Photo courtesy Adam Cooper)

Charles Pic leaves the pits on the much-talked about 18-inch Pirelli tires. (Photo courtesy Pirelli)

Charles Pic ran 14 laps on the 18 inch tires at the wheel of the current E22. With few adjustments made to accommodate the very different wheel sizes – and the lack of suspension movement provide by the tire – he was well off the normal pace. However, the point of the exercise was mainly to allow the sport’s key players to judge the appearance of the new tires.

Jul 5

Ferrari 250 GTO To Be Auctioned Off At The Quail

This Ferrari 250 GTO will be auctioned off in August. (Photo: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering)

This Ferrari 250 GTO will be auctioned off in August. (Photo: The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering)

We may see a new car receive the world’s most expensive title at this year’s The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering event on August 15, as a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is going under the hammer. Another 250 GTO sold for a staggering $52 million just last year, and the car coming up for sale next month could see that figure surpassed given the current mania in classic cars—only last weekend a 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus sold for $18.3 million, and the 250 GTO is a much, much more desirable vehicle in the world of collectors.

The 250 GTO coming up for sale is the car with chassis #3851 GT. It was the 19th 250 GTO to be built, out of a 39-car run, and it has been in the one family’s care for no fewer than 49 years from 1965 until now. It will be sold by auction house Bonhams — at no reserve.

Jul 4

Raikkonen considers F1 retirement

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Thursday 3 July 2014. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _R6T8296

2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen currently sits twelfth in the driver standings. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he will “probably” retire from Formula One at the end of next season.

Despite his 2007 title and his on-form F1 comeback with Lotus, the Finn has struggled this year after returning to Ferrari as Fernando Alonso’s new teammate.