As of March 15, 2016, Stephan Winkelmann (51) will be the new CEO of quattro GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of AUDI AG, which produces and distributes the high performance R and RS models. He will be replaced by Stefano Domenicali as the companies new CEO, as revealed by the Italian car maker earlier today. This comes as a hefty surprise, as Domenicali was heading Formula 1 teams not so long ago – namely Ferrari – Lambo’s biggest competitor in the supercar business overall. Domenicali, who has been vice president
Ferrari is proud to announce the Goodwood debut of the F12berlinetta at this year’s Festival of Speed. In addition, a selection of vehicles representing the various levels of personalisation available from Ferrari will be demonstrated including a bespoke FF, a “Tailor-Made” 458 Spider and Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC, produced by Ferrari’s “Special Projects” division. The F12berlinetta is the newest generation in Ferrari’s great lineage of 12-cylinder sports cars. Aerodynamic efficiency was a top priority in the styling and development of the F12berlinetta, which features increased downforce and reduced drag figures.
Where some may argue this year winter dragged its feet and was a real factor right up until last month, Spring has finally arrived in both terms for Ferrari and their Maranello home base! With the recent events shaping up to be Ferrari’s best Spring in the last few years, they are certainly enjoying that bright sun over their Maranello grounds, above all this is shaping up to be the best of the last five years from a racing point of view. The last time the Scuderia got two wins
With a few days to go before they head off for Shanghai and the third round of the Formula 1 World Championship, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were in Maranello for a busy programme of sports, technical and promotional activity. Fernando was there for two days and Felipe for one and the main purpose of their visit was to catch up with their own group of engineers. They also rounded off their preparation for China with a stint in the simulator. The two drivers also had a meeting with Team