Thursday, September 30, 2004
Schumi beats lap record  
At day three at Jerez there was finaly something to celebrate for Ferrari. At the first two days of testing testdriver Badoer crashed hard. But on day three it was Michael Schumacher behind the wheel and he bounced completely back from the disapointing race at China. On his fifth lap he set a time of 1.15.650 which beat the former record of the track, set by Rubens Barrichellow (1.16.106). Schumacher was 0,8 seconds faster than the number two of the day, McLaren testdriver Alex Wurz.
In total Schumacher drove 89 laps on the final day of testing this week at Jerez.

webmaster | 19:59

Sunday, September 26, 2004
The best and the worst  
A great pole, a great race and a fantastic victory of Rubens Barrichello. He goes into the books as the first driver to win the GP of China. Jenson Button became second and Kimi Raikonnen third.
For Michael Schumacher, who started as last, the race didn't went well. He had a toucher with a Jaguar and had to come in with a flat rear tire. Earlier he also spun in a high speed corner. In the end he finished out of the points as twelfth.

webmaster | 09:43

Saturday, September 25, 2004
F430 presented at Paris Motor Show  
On the 23th of September Ferrari unveiled the new F430 to the publick at the Paris Motor Show. The new F430 hails the arrival of a whole new generation of Ferrari 8-cylinder berlinettas and takes the aluminium technologies first used in the 360 Modena to a new level. The F430 is powered by a completely new 4308 cc engine. The new V8 deliveres a massive 490 hp and a specific power of 114 hp/l. It's performance is absolutely excellent too: 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 4.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 315 km/h (196 mph).

Source: Pictures:, Text:

webmaster | 21:58

Rubens again on pole!  
Rubens Barrichello wil start the first Chinese GP from pole position. Because of a spin Michael Schumacher didn't set a time during qualification, so he has to start as last.

webmaster | 20:00

Thursday, September 23, 2004
Ferrari in China  
The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro gave yesterday a press conference for the first ever Chinese Grand Prix in the Grand Hyatt International Hotel in the centre of Shanghai.
Michael Schumacher arrived last Tuesday in the city and Barrichello came yesterday morning. Both drivers were delight to be in Shanghai. "We cannot wait to see the track," said Rubens. "It has been an amazing achievement to get it and its fantastic structures competed in time for the race."
Schumacher: "Tomorrow we will ride round it on bikes or scooters to take a closer look."
Both drivers were impressed by the enthusiastic welcome from all the fans.

webmaster | 00:12

Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Ferrari still succesful in FIA GT  
Maserati made a winning return to competition. The MC12, driven by Bertolini-Salo and making its second appearance in the FIA GT, took the chequered flag. As did Cappellari-Gollin who triumphed in the 550 Maranello, in front of their teammates Bobbi-Gardel (BMS Scuderia Italia). The wins ment a succesful season for Ferrari, from the first to the last race.
Source: Ferrari World

webmaster | 23:33

Saturday, September 18, 2004
Miniature F2004  
At saturday the 18th the new 1:18 F2004 from Mattel was for sale at the FerrariStore in Rome. The miniature is exclusively for sale at the Ferrari Store in via Tomacelli. The model has is in a 300 pieces limited edition. It will be available in a special package marked by a special sticker only for the items sold at the Ferrari Store, to coincide with the "White Night". The store was open until 1.00 in the morning. The expected car model will be regurarly sold two months after the Rome preview.

webmaster | 23:56

Sunday, September 12, 2004
Rubens wins Monza!  
Leaving from pole position Rubens had the best chances of winning the Monza GP. But he was on a complete different strategy. Because of the damp track (it had rained in the morning) he started the race on intermediate tyres. After only three laps he had a lead of almost 8 seconds on the number two, Button. But after five laps the track was dry and the gap was gone. In lap six Rubens went into the pits for new tyres...and by that time he was already overtaken by Button.
Michael Schumacher had also a strange start. In the first lap he spun and was driving on place 15!
After the pitstops the power of the Ferrari team showed off again. The strategy was superb.
With just six laps of the race remaining Michael Schumacher moved to within one second of his teammate who led the race. Button was third and was seven seconds behind. His teammate Sato was a further seven seconds behind him.
Schumacher did not attack Barrichello and Rubens crossed the chequered flag as first and collected his first win of the season, the first since Suzuka last year.

webmaster | 20:00

Saturday, September 11, 2004
Barrichello takes pole!  
Rubens Barrichello took pole today at Monza. The Brazilian was a lot faster than the others. Closest at the time of Rubens (1.20.089) was Montoya, but with a 1.20.620 even he was almost half a second slower. Third was Michael Schumacher with 1.20.637. Fastest one on the friday (Kimi Raikonnen) did't came further than a 7th place, with 1.20.877.

webmaster | 17:31

Friday, September 10, 2004
Ferrari strong in Monza  
Ferrari dominated the opening practice. To nobody's surprise, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello set the pace for Ferrari in practice this morning, lapping Monza in 1.20.526 and 1.20.861 respectively. In his newly livered BAR, however, Anthony Davidson was close with a lap of 1.20.902.
In the second practice Kimi Raikkonen was with his McLaren the fastest. He set a time of 1.20.846. Barrichello was very very close second with 1.20.899. Third was Schumacher with 1.21.080.

webmaster | 15:36

Thursday, September 09, 2004
Video F430 with sound!  
Captured live during the F430 presentation on Saturday, 04.September 2004 at 01:00a.m.. Nürburgring, Racing Days 2004, VIP tent. This nice video was placed at the FerrariChat. No credits or copyrights or 'thank you a lot' for this clip. (except: tnx Wolf!!) ;)
Download here the video (AVI, 319kb)

webmaster | 22:08

Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Puma to replace Fila  
From the 1st of January 2005 Puma will replace Fila as sponsor of Ferrari. Puma has signed a multi-year contract. They will become an official licence for replica and fan merchandise. They will also be the team supplier for Ferrari, all fireproof racing products, teamwear, team footwear etc.
Jean Todt, Director General of Ferrari, as well as responsible for the Formula 1 team says: "Puma is one of the leading suppliers in motorsport and we are looking forward to working with our new partner."

webmaster | 17:54

Monday, September 06, 2004
Ferrari Racing Days 2004  
This weekend were the Ferrari Racing Days at the Nurnburgring in Germany. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go, but thanks to the FerrariChat I can still taste some of the atmosphere! Like on the pic: 9 Enzos! And...over 40x F40, over 20x F50!! Where have you seen that before??
On the pic also Michael Schumacher, having fun with a 575 Maranello. He did the same with his F1 :)
Pics made and copyrighted by:Wolfgang

webmaster | 10:30

Thursday, September 02, 2004
Schumacher crashes hard at Monza  
Michael Schumacher had a hard crash today during testing at Monza. He hit the barriers at the straight. The F2004 wasn't that badly damaged but because of the increadable hard impact (he drove 300 km/h) Schumacher had to lie down into the grass. Luckaly he was able to walk away from the scene and said he was fine.
A Ferrari spokesman said: "He is fortunately fine. He was down in the grass for a moment because he was a bit shocked by the big impact of the crash."

webmaster | 22:14

Beauty for sale  
250 GT Europa from 1954. Ex Ferrari factory demonstrator, superb and documented restoration to very high standards. All matching numbers with excellent history and winner of several concours trophies!
Source and more info: VSOC.NL

webmaster | 09:08

Wednesday, September 01, 2004
I won't quit racing!  
During the press conference Michael Schumacher made it very clear: he won't retire at all. "I will keep on racing as long as I'm competitive," told a happy Schumacher to the press in Monza. "I still really enjoy doing it. I am really really happy now, and for the last time; I won't quit racing!"

webmaster | 15:46



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