Ferrari’s Most Alluring F1 Engines

Ferrari’s Most Alluring F1 Engines

Enzo Ferrari challenged his competitors when he said, “Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines,” which suggests a level of self confidence bordering on hubris. However, it also spoke to the competitive nature of the man, his love for the drama of racing, and the attitude to racing in the era in which he …

Vettel Victorious at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix

Vettel Victorious at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix

Photo credit: Ferrari S.p.A. For many, the first race of 2017 held plenty of promise. New cars, new management, and some critical driver changes to shake the field up suggested that Mercedes might not have the dominance it’s held the past several seasons. Valtteri Bottas moved to Mercedes from Williams, and as a young, hungry […]

Ferrari FXX-K Hits 200+ MPH at Daytona!

Ferrari FXX-K Hits 200+ MPH at Daytona!

With banking and 1,035 horses on tap, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the FXX-K could break the 200-MPH mark. In fact, we assumed it would, even with the shorter gearing of a track car. However, we never though it would do it so easily. Going by the carefree body language of …

F40: The Definitive Analog Supercar

F40: The Definitive Analog Supercar

Much has been written about the Ferrari F40, but its character isn’t often described in detail. It evoked feelings of rawness, focus, and simplicity, and placed an emphasis on unfettered communication with the driver. This made it the fastest, the wildest, and one of the most visceral cars of all time. Even still, seasoned drivers …

Video: Harris Smokes Tires in the F40 and F50!

Video: Harris Smokes Tires in the F40 and F50!

Chris Harris perhaps conveys the most genuine enthusiasm of any of the modern crop of automotive journalists-turned-internet heroes, and perhaps that’s why he’s currently the king of the hill. Well, throw in years of driving experience, an Oxford vocabulary and a penchant for the dramatic, and you get a sense of why he’s currently a …

Video: Google Exec’s Wife Thrashes the FXX-K at Fiorano!

Video: Google Exec’s Wife Thrashes the FXX-K at Fiorano!

Three years ago, I had been saving my shekels so I could try my hand at the Skip Barber Formula cars on one of the greatest racetracks in the world, Laguna Seca. Once there, the introduction was smooth and the staff friendly, and naturally, I struck up conversation with the other pupils¬†in my class. One […]

Video: Felipe Flogs an F12 at Fiorano!

Video: Felipe Flogs an F12 at Fiorano!

Felipe Massa is known for his aggressive style and spiky inputs at the wheel, which makes him an exciting driver to watch. It’s not a style that’s particularly good on tires, but it’s his and when the track is cold or he makes a move on a dustier portion of the circuit, he always seems […]

Video: 488 GTB Battles the 911 Turbo S

Video: 488 GTB Battles the 911 Turbo S

Some people were concerned when Ferrari announced that the successor to the 458 would not have the screaming, atmospheric V8 that everyone had grown to love. An engine that thrived on revs, yet produced ample power from the mid-range onwards, the 4.5-liter, F136 F motor was a jewel. And, with the tendency turbochargers have to […]

Video: Getting to Grips with the 330 P4

Video: Getting to Grips with the 330 P4

Look inside a wheel well of the 330 P4, and the mallet marks will show how it’s from a completely different era. It was a time when racing cars were still made by hand, and crafted with less bureaucracy, less certainty, and more artistry. No denying the modern fleet of Ferrari racing cars are still […]