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FORMULA 1 MAGAZINE & NEWS DIGEST

FERRARI SPECIAL: WROOOM WITH A VIEW AND FORTY YEARS OF HEROES


IN THIS ISSUE MONTEZEMOLO: WE WANT TO WIN THE WORLD TITLE IN 2012 DOMENICALI: EXPECTATIONS NEED TO BE MANAGED ALONSO: ONE CANNOT SAY FERRARI HAS TO WIN MASSA: WITH A GOOD CAR I CAN FIGHT FOR THE TO TITLE PIERO FERRARI: WE MUST CREATE THE RIGHT CONDITIONS TACKLING THE SLOPES FERRARI FF STYLE MASSA GETS THAT WINNING FEELING POSTCARDS FROM MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO FERRARI HEROES FROM 1970 TO 2010 AND MORE... 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

FIRST FRAME 15 January 2012 Response to the first edition of YallaF1 emagazine has been pretty positive and inspirational. These days with Formula 1 news flying at us from all directions it is actually proving pretty easy (so far) to fill up pages with interesting material. As has become a tradition, 22 year tradition in fact, Ferrari have fired up their season at the Philip Morris - Marlboro in other words - Wrooom media junket in the mountains of Madonna Di Campiglio. The Scuderia invite the usual F1 free loading suspects, to food, beverage and hype laden week of talk, talk and more talk. The usual noises echoed through the snow covered valley: Ferrari need to start the season on a winning note, Alonso is simply the best, the ongoing Abu Dhabi 2010 hangover, Massa better pull his socks up and the tidbits and sound bites that make Ferrari the most newsworthy team in the sport. This edition we present interviews with Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Luca di Montezemolo, Stefano Domenicali and Piero Lardi Ferrari. The overwhelming ethos of YallaF1 magazine is using pictures the way they are meant to be used - big! We have thus put together a photo tribute to Ferrari drivers from 1970 to 2010 - not all of them, but the ones we figure make the tifosi proud. Enjoy! Content & Credits • All content sourced from YallaF1.com • Content providers: PVM, Reuters, FIA, Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus, Mercedes, Force india, Sauber, Toro Rosso, Williams, Marussia, Caterham, HRT, Pirelli, Cosworth, Renault and other Formula 1 related organisations. • Photography: Sutton Images and services provided by F1 teams including Getty Images, LAT, Hoch Zwei, Ercole Colombo • eMagazine production by Motorsport27 • Contact: info@yallaf1.com 2


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INTERVIEW LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO

LUCA DI MONTEZEMOLO WE WANT TO WIN THE WORLD TITLE IN 2012

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errari president Luca d Montezemolo is seldom at a loss for words and before departing the Philip Morris organised Wrooom event at Madonna di Campiglio the ‘capo’ had his say on state of play in Formula 1 and the year ahead for his outfit. “We will launch the new car on 3 February in Maranello and my hope and that of all our fans is to have a car that is competitive right from the start. It will be an interesting championship, with so many world champions taking part. Our two guys, Felipe and Fernando seem in great form and everyone else is working flat out on every detail” “Domenicali said the car would not be pretty? I’d like it to look lousy: I say that provocatively because I want it to be a winner, reliable but also ‘simpatico’ in the sense that it knows how to win with a smile!” Montezemolo was asked if, in a year as difficult as the one Italy is currently going through, there is an even greater responsibility for Ferrari to be winning again: “Absolutely. Each one of us, whatever our job, must contribute to upholding the name of our country around the world. We are putting in a lot of effort on the preparation of the car and so too are the drivers: we are confident and have high hopes.” “I have told Felipe to prepare well, both mentally and physically and I hope he finds a car that is better adapted to his driving style, maybe with the softer tyres.” On Alonso the Ferrari boss said, “The fact he is quick is a certainty and maybe the question will be asked of him in Jerez after he has done the first kilometres at the wheel of the car to see what it’s like.” “The world championship title? We came very close in 2010, a long way off in 2011 and we want to win it in 2012. That’s easy to say, but harder to do, but we have an extraordinary sense of determination to get it done,” concluded Montezemolo. 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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INTERVIEW STEFANO DOMENICALI

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As serene as he may be the facts are that the likable Italian, who has been Maranello team boss since 2008, is under huge pressure. Many believeing he does no have what it takes to lead the team to glory again. Of the big guns in the squad, he is next in line to walk the plank.


Not missing a beat, to the media assembled at Madonna di Campiglio, Domenicali explained the reason for his visible calm (ahead of the storm?) and discussed matters relaing to the most famous F1 team in the world. “Going into a season suffering from

anxiety does not help and it’s an attitude that serves no purpose. Clearly, this will be a tricky year, but that is part of any sport, even more so when one looks at the environment in which Ferrari operates,” began the Ferrari team boss. There are expectations that need to be managed 7

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INTERVIEW STEFANO DOMENICALI as well as possible and I am well aware that the emotional aspect is very important in a team like ours. But that will not change my approach: we will not get over excited if things go well, nor will we be down if we have some difficulties, especially at the start, because we know this is going to be a very long season. We must stay grounded and calm, maintaining our motivation and concentration.” “Of course, winning is our primary objective and I believe we are preparing ourselves in the right way for this. Everyone is working hard on improving the performance of the car, paying great attention to every little detail. I expect even those who have just joined us to make a significant contribution to what is already a strong group of people. Because once in a while a breath of fresh air can liven things up.” Asked to describe the new car that will be launched at Maranello on 3 February, Domenicali had this to say: “It’s definitely different, because it represents a clear break with the past in terms of the design philosophy. It’s not that pretty, because the shape defined by the technical regulations does not leave much scope, but, and this is what counts really, our hopes are that it is at the very least quick!” “I asked our engineers, as far back as last summer to look into every little nook and cranny of the rules to push it to the limit, but up until we see the other cars we will not know if we have taken it to the limit or are within it. Then, to really understand the hierarchy we will have to wait for qualifying in Melbourne: we must always bear in mind that the times one sees from testing are not always what they seem. At Jerez and the two Barcelona tests, we can get a rough idea but nothing more.” Domenicali spared little in eulogising what the team believe is there biggest asset, Fernando Alonso. “Fernando has had two extraordinary years with us, coming within a whisker of the 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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INTERVIEW STEFANO DOMENICALI title in 2010 and improving also last year when despite having a less competitive car, he managed to maintain a very high standard in terms of performance. I was very impressed by the way he lived his life with the team: he is a person who can really motivate others and he can often be found in the factory, working with the engineers. “I can honestly say that, in over 20 years at Maranello, I have never seen anyone spend so much time here with the team as he has done. Particularly, I believe Fernando has shown a great confidence in us at a time that was far from easy when, in the first part of last year, he decided to tie himself to us for many years. This meant a lot for all of us and it was a very strong show of faith, which was a great motivation to each and every one of us.” Who is better, Fernando or Vettel? “Sebastian had an amazing season, both in qualifying and the race, being able to count on having a car that was equally extraordinary. However, I believe Fernando is the best, although the German comes very close.” A thinly veiled warning was sounded towards underperforming Felipe Massa, in what is the Brazilian’s decisive season with the Scuderia. “In Felipe, I saw someone reacting at his best, especially when he found himself under pressure. I am well aware that this is a decisive season for him and we need to have him on his best form, for the good of the Scuderia, but I don’t think this situation could be a problem for his relationship with the team. I don’t think he suffers because he has alongside him a driver of the talent and personality of Fernando: rather, this must be an opportunity for him to improve still further: at the age of 31, which he will reach in a few months, everything is still possible for him. Now we must think about one thing only, having a good start to the season and then later on in the year, we can begin to think about the future.” 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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INTERVIEW FERNANDO ALONSO

FERNANDO ALONSO: ONE CANNOT SAY FERRARI HAS TO WIN

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ournalists attending the traditional high profile Philip Morris backed Wrooom freeloading event described Fernando Alonso’s demeanour in the Italian Alps as moody and even ill mannered, not very cooperative. Editor’s note: We at YallaF1 would like to come to Alonso’s defence by highlighting some facts: 1. It was day one back at work - how many of us are guilty of grumpiness during the first week back at work? 2. He is going through a divorce? 3. His good mate just Robert Kubica has injured himself again... 4. A week with a horde of annoying journalists and photographers oozing self importance? We can’t imagine anything worse. “Sport is not just about winning, but also about sacrifice, teamwork, determination and passion,” began the double world champion. “However, the final result depends on a lot of other factors and that’s why one cannot say that Ferrari has to win. What is a fact is that we have a great desire to do well and to return to the role of being the dominant team, which is what the Scuderia was at the beginning of this century.” 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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INTERVIEW FERNANDO ALONSO “I have a lot of years of racing ahead of me and I am only thirty years old. There are some 43 year olds still around and I think I still have room to improve. I don’t know what it might feel like to win a title with Ferrari, but from what I can tell from just winning some races, I can be sure it would be something special.” Fernando’s good mate Robert Kubica has endured a horrific year and suffered another setback while the Wrooom event was underway. Alonso said, “Robert is the best driver around and he will prove that when he returns to racing, something I am sure he will do. Him as my team-mate? I am very happy to have Felipe alongside me.” As for his dedication to Ferrari even when times were bad the Spaniard explained. “I have always stood up for the team, because when one is going through a difficult moment, as was the case last year, there is no point in blaming one another. We have made a few important changes but we know that making up ground will be neither easy nor the work of a moment. With the team and with Stefano Domenicali, I have always had a very open relationship right from the very first day. When it came to beginning to discuss an extension to the contract I was pleased with the way things were going between us and it seemed natural to renew it for many years.” Valentino Rossi endured a similar success-less season with Ducati in 2011. Alonso had empathy for the Italian MotoGP legend. “It’s true that for both him [Rossi] and me the last season was not so great, even if we tried everything to redress the situation. We have to work, to improve and to have a 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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INTERVIEW FERNANDO ALONSO Alonso: I have a lot of years of racing ahead of me

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wobbler on skis but this time out he has looked much more competent on the slopes. “Thanks to the ski instructors at Madonna di Campiglio I have improved my technique a lot on the downhills and


involve speed, it also gives you a good rush of adrenalin. This event is a nice way to start the season, with a mix of work, sport and relaxation and maybe a few hands of poker with friends in the evening.� 17

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I enjoyed myself much more than a few years ago. Skiing is a sport that allows you to go quickly, especially when there are not so many people on the pistes and you can cut some corners. Like all disciplines which


INTERVIEW FELIPE MASSA

FELIPE MASSA: WITH A GOOD CAR I CAN FIGHT FOR THE TITLE

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elipe Massa will be in the spotlight this year as the clear message from the Ferrari camp is that they are giving the Brazilian this year to set his career back on track. At the Wrooom event in the Italian Alps the Brazilian spoke about the season ahead and the pressure that has mounted. 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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“I am well aware that in some ways, the first part of the season will be more important than the second. When we reach the mid-point of the season, we will talk about my future and see what are the chances of continuing to work with Ferrari: The most important thing is the results: if they are good,


making decisions about the future will be much easier and there would be no point in changing a situation that everyone was happy with.” “I want to read in the papers that Felipe is back, fighting for the wins and to do that, we need everything to be right: if we have a

good car then I know I can fight for the title, as I have already done in the past,” continued the Paulista. “Since 2008, nothing has changed: after my accident, I am still the same. Sure, it bothers me not having won for such a long time and I have a strong desire to win again: however, I am calm because I know what I am 19

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INTERVIEW FELIPE MASSA capable of and I am 100% ready to manage the pressure that has always been part of my work.” Bridgestone Motorsport’s former Technical Director Hirohide Hamashimi is one of the tech top guns hired by Ferrari which bodes well for the team according to Massa. He [Hamashimi] is a very experienced engineer and being able to count on him is very positive in terms of gaining an understanding about how the tyres work. Pat Fry is doing a very good job: he too is very experienced and has done an excellent job on the reorganization of the team.” Massa has always had very strong team-mates. he has partnered the lokes of of Michael Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve and Kimi Raikkonen, but has never struggled as much in terms of results as he has with his current team partner Fernando Alonso. “Fernando and I work together towards having a quick car and for the good of the team. He is a great driver but clearly I would like to see my name always at the top of every time sheet. The gap that we have seen between us over the past two years could, in my opinion, be closed if we have a competitive car.” “Let’s hope we are both competitive and manage to each win half the races! Felipe and I have a good relationship away from the track and we also enjoy ourselves together in our free time: our friendship is a great help even for the team, because one must be united in order to win.” “After the last Grand Prix of 2011 in Brazil, I told myself that we had to be more competitive at every level and that’s exactly what we are doing. Something also needed to change on my side and now I feel mentally strong and extremely motivated. I am well aware that this is an important year for me, but the same goes for the whole team: I ask only to not have those difficulties in the races which often cropped up last year, preventing me from getting the results I should have done.” Pressure from the media, particularly in Italy, has been mounting. “It’s to be expected when the results aren’t there, just as it weighs heavily that I have not won a race for a long time. With a well sorted car this will not happen. The design of the new car is very different to those of the past and also the fact that we should have softer compound tyres should work in favour of my driving style. All the same, we will need to have a car that works perfectly in all conditions and on all types of tyre: that’s the target the engineers have worked on all these long months spent designing the car.” 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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INTERVIEW PIERO LARDI FERRARI

PIERO FERRARI: IT IS UP CREATE THE RIGHT CON Piero Lardi Ferrari paid a first time visit to the Wrooom retreat and, although not a decision maker regarding the F1 team, shared his views and opinions with assembled media. “I am very happy to be here: it’s the first time I have attended this event and first of all, I want to thank Maurizio Arrivabene and Philip Morris for bringing together the team here on the slopes of Madonna di Campiglio. Usually we seen one another at the race tracks or in some or other official press conference, but it’s a pleasure to be able to do it in this different environment.” “It’s not actually that long ago since we won [a world championship] - the last time we took the Drivers’ title goes back to 2007 and in 2008 and 2010 we came very close. We have gone through much longer periods of abstinence and much worse times, so I think that this question would be better addressed to someone who is in more of a hurry to see results come and with less patience than myself, who has seen so many in my life.” “It’s a pleasure for me to be here close to the team and its boss Stefano Domenicali and of course our President, Luca di Montezemolo: I don’t have any influence on the decisions they take, but there is just a great friendship between us because racing 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

is my passion.” The future of Formula 1? “First of all, I hope that it maintains the right balance between the number of races outside Europe and those held in the Old Continent itself: on the one hand, we must not forget this is a global sport, but on the other we must protect its historic birthplace with certain Grands Prix such as the one in France or the races at Silverstone, Spa and Monza, where we always witness some fantastic racing.” “I am pleased to see that our drivers get on so well and these opportunities to spend time together away from the workplace are very nice. I have been able to have dinner with them several times when I am in Maranello and I always come away from these moments with happy memories: we talk about pretty much anything in a very open way. I think that today there are many good drivers, two or three who can be described as exceptional and one of them, Fernando, is one of us. We also have Felipe who is a great guy, held in great affection at Ferrari, who has shown that, even alongside an extraordinary driver like Schumacher, with a good car, he too can also be very quick: it is up to us to create the right conditions and maybe we owe him something.” 22


Piero Lardi Ferrari is the second and only living son of Enzo Ferrari and presently 10% owner of the Ferrari automotive company where he is also Vice Chairman of company. His mother was Enzo’s mistress, Lina Lardi, and he was not acknowledged as a Ferrari family member until the death of Enzo’s wife, Laura, in 1978. His legitimate half-brother, Dino, died in 1956 of muscular dystrophy. Piero Lardi Ferrari was awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro in 2004. He also possesses a degree in engineering. He is married and lives in his father’s old residence in Modena.

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he snow-capped mountains of Madonna di Campiglio are more used to hosting alpine skiing champions than unusual parallel slalom races. Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa went head to head through the gates at the each at the wheel of a Ferrari FF, the revolutionary four seater, four 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

wheel drive Ferrari. In their hands, the latest Ferrari proved to be very entertaining on demanding hills both up and down, as well as in endless changes of direction laid out on the downhill slalom course. Fernando and Felipe were helped out in 24


handling the 660 horsepower V12 in this very low grip environment in total safety thanks to the integral 4WD traction system, that deals with the constantly changing and variable amount of torque on each wheel independently, with fully integrated electronic control systems.

The FF upholds the marque’s tradition, providing a sporty and dynamic driving experience, aided by its transaxle layout – front-mid mounted engine, rear mounted gearbox – and its weight distribution, with 53% to the rear. One should not forget the skill of the two drivers who enjoyed themselves 25

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performance and useability, whatever the driving environment,” reckoned the Brazilian. “And on top of that, it’s perfect for everyday use with the whole family in the car.” 27

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nder skies lit up by an amazing fireworks display, the race on the frozen lake brought the week of Wrooom to its usual end on the slopes of Madonna di Campiglio. On Friday (13 January) night the curtain came down on the early season meeting which for over twenty years has been held in the resort in the Dolomites, bringing 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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together the Ferrari and Ducati teams and the specialist media from the worlds of Formula 1 and MotoGP. The ice race was certainly spectacular with the drivers and riders from both teams tackling the challenge first in go-karts and then in Fiat 500s. There was a special pace car too, with the Maranello marque’s Vice President, Piero


Ferrari, at the wheel of an FF. Coming out on top in the first race was Valentino Rossi, crossing the line ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. Next across the line were Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gene, two drivers on the books at Scuderia Ferrari to work on car development. Bringing up the rear was Rossi’s inseparable friend Alessio Salucci, standing in

for the indisposed Ducati rider Nicky Hayden and this was the order then used for the grid for the second race. Massa won the battle of the Fiat 500s, pulling off an incredible passing move on Rossi just a few laps from the end. Alonso was again third, with Gene and Fisichella swapping places this time. Victory perhaps a good omen for the Brazilian? 29

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ALONSO RIDICULES F1 TESTING BAN Fernando Alonso highlighted the dilemna of a F1 racing driver in an era of testing restrictions, lamenting the lack of being able ‘train’ as other sportsmen do. “It’s an important tool but more than anything, it is a way of assessing some mechanisms,” explained Fernando. “How much a new technical component can deliver in terms of performance remains a question mark after being tried out only on the simulator. Formula 1 is one of the very few sports in which training is forbidden: you don’t ask a footballer or a tennis player to do nothing in between one match and another or for two months prior to a big tournament. Having a go in a kart helps because it is more like driving a single-seater, but it’s like telling Leo Messi to train with a little tennis ball or Raffa Nadal to play with a ping-pong bat… We go karting because we have no alternative.”

NEW FERRARI TO BE UNVEILED ON 3 FEBRUARY IN JEREZ New Ferrari to be launched on 3 February The 2012 Ferrari F1 challenger, codenamed 663, is set to be unveiled at Fiorano on 3 February during a modest ceremony which will be followed by a shakedown of the new car before it is transported to Jerez for the first tests of 2012. “As has been the case for many years now it will be a very conventional ceremony,” said Steafano Domenicali. “If the weather is good enough, right from the afternoon of the third, or more likely the following day, the car will run at Fiorano to fulfill some promotional obligations, before tackling its first real test at Jerez de la Frontera on 7 February.”

FERRARI BOLSTER TECHNICAL STAFF Ferrari continue to bolster their technical staff in the aftermath of Aldo Costa’s dismissal and the appointment of Pat Fry as the de facto tech boss at Maranello. Domenicali announced during his media conference at Wrooom: “From the 2 January, Steve Clark joins us from Mercedes to work as a track engineer, while also joining Ferrari is Hiroide Hamashima, previously Technical Director at Bridgestone Motorsport. He will head up a new project focusing on an in-depth assessment of an area crucial to performance, which is the interaction between the car and its tyres and he will also be our technical link to Pirelli. Both men will report to Technical Director, Pat Fry.” It was also announced that Marco Fainello has been moved to the Technical Direction of the Gestione Industriale, where he takes on an important role in the area of simulation. 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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As has become tradition, the Miramonti Canal provided the backdrop to the meeting between fans and the Scuderia Ferrari drivers, at the week long Wrooom event in Madonna di Campiglio. At the end of the day in which they took part in the customary press conferences before tacklIng the snow covered slopes, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa got up on the stage built up at the end of the piste that hosts one of the rounds of the Skiing World Cup. In a short interview session arranged for the enthusiastic fans at the event, both Ferrari men explained that, as yet, they know little about their new car. “For now we have only got a rough idea of what it’s like, but we can definitely expect it to be competitive, because everyone at Maranello has been working very hard,”said Fernando. Felipe underlined the importance of getting off to a good start.“If we want to fight for the title we have to

be competitive right from the start,”before joking that the only certainty was the car would be red! The Spaniard went on to reveal how in the world of Formula 1, speed is even a factor when it comes to one’s feelings. “The disappointment after missing out in Abu Dhabi in 2010 passed quickly, as one also quickly forgets the joy of winning. In our work, everything goes quickly!”

ALONSO DEMANDS PRIVACY IN THE WAKE OF DIVORCE FROM POP STAR WIFE Inevitably the question of his divorce from Raquel del Rosario was brought up during the Q&A with the media at Wroom. Alonso rersponded: “I have never spoken in public about my private life and I don’t want to do so today either. I can read or hear things from so many sources for example that I am spending time in a place when in fact I am somewhere else. For example, it was written that during the end of year holidays I was in Oviedo, when in fact I was in Los Angeles di San Rafael, near Segovia, just to make it clear.” “It’s the first time that I find myself the subject of rumour and gossip at this level and I find it very disappointing. Raquel and I had asked for our private life to be respected, but just a few hours after the announcement of our separation, we began to read so many sad things and some of them were almost funny they were so absurd. I don’t think this type of persecution will last long because fashion changes and because I cannot believe there can be so much interest centred on my private life.” 35

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DEJA VU OR COPY PASTE THIS IS WHAT WAS SAID Fernando Alonso • I’ve always said, even if they seem predictable words, you win and you lose together. • We’ve made some changes inside the team that I’m sure will help improve things. • The hierarchy will be established on the stopwatch. • It’s too early to make a real prediction: we will have to see how things go in the first races to have a more precise idea. • I have an excellent relationship with Felipe. • Each of us will have to give 100% to help the team develop the car. Felipe Massa • I know that things didn’t go well last year but that is the past. • My target for this season is simple: to win races and to fight for the title. • I was never comfortable with the tyres, in particular the front ones. • In the past I’ve always had very strong team-mates, like Michael and Kimi. • I have a great respect for Fernando, we have a good relationship, we work very well together. • The team believes in me. • I’ve always felt pressure in my career. 18.01.2012 ISSUE 02

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Stefano Domenicali • Fernando showed, especially in the second half of the season, that he is an extraordinary talent, but that was hardly a surprise. • Felipe had a difficult season, but I am totally convinced that he will know how to react in just the right way. • We want to have two strong drivers capable of winning: that is what you need if you aspire to winning both titles. • I don’t like commenting on the others and I won’t do it on this occasion either, as you can well understand. • In some areas, great strides have been made and I think FOTA must continue working in this way. • What I can say is that the spirit we have here is something unique. Luca di Montezemolo • We must make a good start, both in terms of reliability and, above all, on the performance front. • I think this will be a very interesting championship. • There has been no revolution within our organisation, just a few adjustments aimed at improving the way the team is run. • I expect Formula 1 will remain as the highest expression of technology. 37

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BIG PICTURE FERRARI HEROES 1970 TO 2010 Mario Andretti, Ferrari 312B Monza 1972

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BIG PICTURE FERRARI HEROES 1970 TO 2010 Arturo Merzario, Ferrari 312B3 Monza 1973

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BIG PICTURE FERRARI HEROES 1970 TO 2010 Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari 312T3 Brands Hatch 1978

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BIG PICTURE FERRARI HEROES 1970 TO 2010 Didier Pironi, Ferrari 126C2 Monaco 1982

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BIG PICTURE FERRARI HEROES 1970 TO 2010 Patrick Tambay, Ferrari 126C3 Silverstone 1983

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