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Snow forces cancellation of Ferrari launch

Ferrari's base in Maranello has been snowed in

Ferrari's base in Maranello has been snowed in

Ferrari have called off their intended launch for their 2012 F1 car.

Their base in Maranello has been beset by snow in recent days, which has forced the team to call off the event.

On their Twitter account, they stated: “It is still snowing heavily here in Maranello. Therefore, the launch ceremony of the new F1 car has been cancelled.”

An online launch will replace the cancelled event, with pictures and technical details being posted on ferrarif1.com tomorrow.


Ferrari to stream launch live

Last year's launch of the Ferrari F60

Last year's launch of the Ferrari F60

Ferrari have ann0unced that the unveiling of their 2010 car will also be broadcast live on the internet.

The car is being launched in Maranello, on Thursday. The presentation will begin at 10:30 local time (9:30 GMT) . Drivers Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa, Luca Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella will also be present. The name of the 2010 car will also be revealed at this time.

Weather permitting, the car will take part in a promotional video at the Fiorano track. You can follow the launch at the team’s website.

Rossi has Ferrari simulator run

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has had a go on Ferrari’s F1  simulator in Maranello today, as part of preperations for his upcoming test in Barcelona.

Ferrari had announced this week that Rossi, the 9 times motorbike champion, would be allowed a test of the team’s F2008, as a reward for winning his latest title. This test will take place in Barcelona, on Wednesday and Thursday.

Today, Rossi prepared for the test with a run in the team’s simulator, and was allowed to drive a Ferrari 458 around the Fiorano track.

Update: While Rossi was in the simulator, GMM reported that he had an appendix operation. Fail!

Ferrari launch date confirmed, and Rossi to test again for Ferrari

Stefano Domenicali

Stefano Domenicali

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the launch of the Ferrari 2010 car will be on January 28th, at Maranello.

He also confirmed that Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi will test an older Ferrari F1 car, as a reward for winning another Moto Gp title. This test will be on January 20th and 21st.

Although the idea of Rossi racing for Ferrari is currently ruled out, Stefano believes that if 3-car-teams were introduced, he would have a good chance.

“A pilot such as Valentino, should he be interested, could be consistent with this type of project,” said Domenicali at the annual Wrooom event yesterday.

He also said that the door was open for Casey Stoner to test for Ferrari if he wished. The Ducati rider said that he was considering a car-racing career after Moto GP, but hinted that this may be in the Australian V8 supercar series.

Domenicali said: “I’ve heard that he will concentrate on the [MotoGP] season but that he would like to better understand the world of cars and Formula 1, so we will see.”

“Without entering into a path that is outside my competence, the main goal of Casey and Ducati is winning the championship this year. After that, we’ll see.”