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F1 team review - Ferrari

Team Ferrari 2009 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 29 Mar 2009 0 0
Malaysian GP 5 Apr 2009 0 0
Chinese GP 19 Apr 2009 0 0
Bahrain GP 26 Apr 2009 3 3
Spanish GP 10 May 2009 3 6
Monaco GP 24 May 2009 11 17
Turkish GP 7 Jun 2009 3 20
British GP 21 Jun 2009 6 26
German GP 12 Jul 2009 6 32
Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2009 8 40
European GP 23 Aug 2009 6 46
Belgian GP 30 Aug 2009 10 56
Italian GP 13 Sep 2009 6 62
Singapore GP 27 Sep 2009 0 62
Japanese GP 4 Oct 2009 5 67
Brazilian GP 18 Oct 2009 3 70
Abu Dhabi GP 1 Nov 2009 0 70

"Ferrari have had a difficult season. They didn't quite nail the change in the technical rules and the car has lacked that little bit of pace to give them the edge they usually have.

"Ferrari were also affected badly by Felipe Massa's accident in Hungary. His replacement Luca Badoer clearly had problems with a difficult and complicated car, and that was endorsed by Giancarlo Fisichella when he was brought in after his fellow Italian's struggles.

"Fisichella is a race-winner, and I have felt a bit sorry for him - he just seemed not at all at ease with understanding the car and its complexity, including the Kers power-boost system.

"The Ferrari car is probably the most complicated on the grid, and I think that is a handicap. A team should make its cars as easy to drive and uncomplicated as possible. It gives the driver much more freedom to do what he needs to do in the races.

"That goes some way to showing what a great job Kimi Raikkonen has been doing, despite some people believing his mind is not totally on it.

"I criticised him early in the season, but now I find the fact that he is being replaced next year a surprise, given that we don't know whether Massa will be back to normal after his accident.

"The arrival of Fernando Alonso will be one of the most fascinating aspects of next season.

"Massa is clearly the favourite at Ferrari - they obviously preferred him to Raikkonen. But there is history between Alonso and Massa. Alonso needs to have things very much his won way, as we saw at McLaren in 2007, so it will be an intriguing situation.

"On the other hand, if you wanted a driver who was going to be mega-reliable and score points whenever he can then it is Alonso and it is quite a coup for Ferrari to get him."


Can you explain your team's philosophy in three words?

Five: Racing is in our DNA.

Why do Ferrari race?

Because, as I said, racing is part of our DNA, since the beginning of our history. Racing is mainly our promotional tool - we do not do any kind of advertising - and our living R&D department for our road cars.

What is special about Ferrari?

Ferrari is a myth, all over the world. When you see a Ferrari in a road, you turn your head to follow her. When you see the Ferrari flags in the stands on the other side of the world you understand the passion that this brand generates.

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa
Nationality: Italian
Headquarters Maranello (Italy)
Debut season 1950
Test drivers: Luca Badoer and Marc Gene
Team principal: Stefano Domenicali
Technical director: Aldo Costa
Engine: Ferrari V8
Total Grand Prix wins: 210
2008 position: 1st
Constructors' titles: 16

What is the team's status in Formula One?

We are the most successful team in the history of the sport and we want to keep the position.

What is the team's image?

You should tell me…

Why should people support Ferrari?

I would not say "should": people do support Ferrari because of the passion which comes from its history, its brand, its style.

If your team were an animal what would it be?

A prancing horse!!

What does a team boss do?

Helps the team to have the best resources to compete, chooses the right people for the right places, protect the team.

What is the most difficult thing about being a team boss?

Dealing with the inside and outside pressure.

Are you worried about the future of F1?

Helps the team to have the best resources to compete, chooses the right people for the right places, protect the team.

Map of Italy showing Ferrari's base

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

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Ferrari's F1 history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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