Kvyat joins Scuderia Ferrari as development driver

Ferrari has hired Daniil Kvyat as the development driver for 2018, this means he will be replacing 2017 test driver Antonio Giovinazzi. He will spend most of his time in the simulator in Maranello. The first reaction from fans is rather negative, as Kvyat is known for his bizarre moves in F1 races. Remember when he pushed Vettel not once, but twice at the start of the Russian GP. In Silverstone he pushed his own team mate Sainz off the […]

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Formula 1 2017 Season Review!

The season has come to an end, the last race in Abu Dhabi showed the Ferrari team how much work they have to do in the coming months for the 2018 season. Vettel finished the championship in second place, but overall it was the most succesful season since 2012. So let’s look back on 2017! We’ll go all the way back to Australia, the first race of the season and the least predictable. Hamilton is on pole but a brilliant […]

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This is the hardcore 488 “Speciale” !

The hardcore 488 GTB has been caught in the wild by Autoweek reader Hanjo Van Heiningen. This is our first look at the new Ferrari without any camouflage. The reveal is expected at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Hardcore variants are hot, there is no doubting that. As soon as a new model is revealed, petrolheads immediately start thinking about the hardcore track-focused variant. The Mclaren 720S? People start discussing the 720LT. The newest Porsche 911? Nice, but what would […]

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Brazil GP: Vettel wins Interlagos thriller!

Brazil always delivers a spectacular race, this year it was in the glorious sunshine, in hot conditions that caused some tyre issues. The many fans could enjoy a thrilling fight on track. In the end it was Vettel who finished on top, Bottas in 2nd and Kimi joining the Ferrari party on the podium! Saturday Qualifying had only just begun and we had our first shock of the weekend, Hamilton crashed on his first run! The 4-time world champion made […]

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Mexico GP: Ferrari keeps the spirit high!

The Formula 1 Gran Premio de México was memorable to say the least, from a dominant Verstappen to Lewis Hamilton securing his fourth title in ninth place. Kimi takes a podium and Vettel pushed from the back to 4th place. Saturday Ferrari was celebrating saturday afternoon, because Sebastian Vettel was on pole position! It was his 50th career pole and the 5th for Ferrari in 2017. Verstappen was less than a tenth slower and would start alongside Vettel, with Hamilton […]

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United States GP: Double podium in Texas!

Two Ferrari drivers on the podium was the best possible result as Hamilton takes his sixth win on the Circuit Of The Americas followed by Vettel who pushed the absolute maximum out of the car. A controversial decision by the F.I.A. puts Räikkönen on the podium. Saturday Qualifying was a relative success, Mercedes was showing worrying domination in the practice sessions, but in the end Kimi managed P4 and Vettel was on the front row in P2, alongside title rival […]

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Japan GP: Vettel suffers DNF while Kimi fights back!

Just like the sun, a fourth Lewis Hamilton championship title rises in Japan after a broken spark plug sends Vettel out of the race. Lewis could take the championship as soon as the next race in Austin, Texas. Saturday Kimi had a crash in Free Practice, which resulted in a gearbox change and a 5-place grid penalty. Raïkkönen qualified P6 so he had to start in P10 behind the Mclaren of Stoffel Vandoorne. Vettel however had a great saturday, qualifying […]

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Malaysia GP: Vettel saves a troubled weekend!

Incredible drive from Sebastian Vettel as he climbs from last to P4! Kimi Räikkönen is unable to start because of engine problems. Saturday The morning practice looked very positive, ending in a Ferrari 1 – 2. However Vettel was asked to stop the car and the team changed the engine before qualifying. Just a few minutes into Q1, it all went wrong again. There was a lot of movement in the box but Vettel did not manage to set a […]

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Singapore GP: A dark race in the Singapore night

Another painful Grand Prix for Scuderia Ferrari as both Kimi and Sebastian didn’t complete a single lap in the spectacular night race in Singapore. Saturday, happy times. After a disappointing free practice Ferrari seemed to be off the pace, Red Bull proved the fastest setup on the twisty track with a first position for Max Verstappen. But in qualifying with the sun long gone the Ferraris suddenly showed great lap times. That’s actually an understatement, because Sebastian Vettel was the […]

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Italy GP: Mercedes dominates in Ferrari territory!

A painful home race for the Scuderia, several issues all weekend and Vettel losing the championship lead to Hamilton. Saturday Monza was exceptionally wet, Free Practice 3 was delayed and eventually shortened to just 16 minutes of green flag because of the heavy rain. Qualifying was an even bigger mess, a few minutes into Q1 Grosjean spun out and brought out the red flag. A full 2 hours and 35 minutes of waiting ensued. The first problem was for Kimi, […]

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