There will be disappointment at Ferrari this morning on two levels; first that they were unable to take any more advantage of Sebastian Vettel’s grid penalty in Abu Dhabi than a mere three points. And second that the raft of updates on the car at this race didn’t produce the jump in performance they were looking for.
• Kubica to contest Rally di Como and Rallye du Var• Former Sauber driver still keen to return to F1Poland’s Robert Kubica, whose Formula One career was put on hold after a near-fatal rally accident, will drive a Citroën rally car in two events in France and Italy during November.Citroën said the former BMW-Sauber and Renault F1 driver would drive a C4 WRC car, similar to one that took Sebastien Loeb to many of his nine world titles, in the Rally di Como from 15-17 November and the Rallye du Var in France the following weekend.Kubica, 27, has not driven a Formula One car since a rally accident in February 2011 left him with severe arm and leg injuries. However he won two minor rallies in Italy in September and has competed in the Rally du Var twice previously.”I can’t wait to drive a car that is quick and has been as successful as the C4 WRC,” the Pole said. “Rallying is one of my favourite forms of motor sport.”Kubica, a good friend of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, said in September he is still hoping to return to Formula One and will not give up, even if he might never be at the same physical level as before.Robert KubicaFormula OneSauberMotor sportguardian.co.uk 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.
“Sicuramente lo svolgimento della gara e gli episodi che l’hanno caratterizzata non ci sono stati favorevoli nell’ottica del campionato ma queste sono circostanze su cui noi non avevamo alcun controllo” “Definitely, the way the race played out and the incidents that occured, did not do us any favours in light of the championship, but these are circumstances over which we have no control” Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Ferrari Since 1947
This year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina was the most exciting in its short history and arguably one of the most thrilling of the season. Kimi Raikkonen won his first grand prix since returning to the sport this year, Fernando Alonso fought bravely to secure second in an underperforming Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel managed a podium having started from the pit lane.
Scuderia Ferrari has a further twenty four points to its name after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, thanks to a second place for Fernando Alonso and a seventh for Felipe Massa. This is Fernando’s eleventh podium finish of the season, the twelfth for the team.
It was somehow appropriate that the first win of Kimi Raikkonen’s comeback season with Lotus came on the third anniversary of his final race for Ferrari in 2009. Raikkonen jumped ahead of Pastor Maldonado and Mark Webber at the start, … Continue reading →
Stefano Domenicali: “Ancora una bellissima gara di Fernando, l’ennesima di questa sua straordinaria stagione. Il secondo posto di oggi è arrivato soprattutto grazie alla sua capacità di spremere il massimo
Sono ventiquattro i punti all’attivo della Scuderia Ferrari nel Gran Premio di Abu Dhabi, frutto del secondo posto di Fernando Alonso