• Ferrari F1 Profiles

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    Born on the 25th of April in 1981 Felipe Massa was always destined to take up a career in motorsports. Born in Sao Paulo Brazil he began his career as do many Brazilians by taking up Karting. Between 1990 and 1997 the young Brazilian learned his trade in the various Kart event in his homeland, winning a good few races and gathering interest from bigger names in the sport.

    In 1998 Felipe moved on to compete in the Formula Chevrolet championship where he became champion of the series in 1999 and in doing so highlighted his talents to a much broader audience. In 2000 it was time for him to move again this time to the Formula Renault series, were once again his talents shone and he took plenty of praise from the season. ...
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    Born 29th July 1981 in Oviedo, Spain, Fernando discovered his love for driving at speed aged 3 when he inherited a kart his father had built for Fernando’s elder sister. The kart had to be altered to enable the tiny, young Fernando to reach the pedals but straight away his father saw potential in his son. At first, Fernando drove purely for fun but by the time he was 6 it was clear he was a better driver than other children his age. In June 1988, Fernando took part in his first junior kart race which he won. Fernando wound up the year by becoming regional junior champion, winning all 8 races he took part in.

    In 1990 he won 2 different regional championships, this time driving at the next level up from juniors, cadets. By 1991, the costs associated with kart racing ...
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    Giancarlo Fisichella born January 14, 1973 in Rome, Italy, has enjoyed a long F1 career and has driven in Formula One for Minardi, Jordan, Benetton, Sauber, Renault, Force India and Ferrari when he replaced the injured Felipe Massa in 2009, he remains Ferrari's reserve driver for 2010. Giancarlo has won a total of 3 F1 races in his career so far.

    Giancarlo began his steps to F1 by racing karts as a youngster, in 1992 he took part in the Italian Formula Three championship finshing as runner up in 1993 and winning the title in 1994 taking wins at Monaco and Macau, however he was to leave open wheeled racing for a short spell in 1995 as he joined the Alfa Romeo team racing in the International Touring Car Championship. ...
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    Stefano Domenicali was born in Imola, and he believes that he has always been destined for a career connected with motorsports owing to his place of birth. Domenicali was passionate about Ferrari and motor-racing during his childhood and used to go to the race track on weekends to find work helping out organizers in the paddock and media center in whichever capacity he could. He graduated in business administration and economics from University of Bologna and immediately sent his CV to Ferrari.

    Domenicali landed a job in Ferrari in 1991 minding the fiscal administration business, and simultaneously got a licence to be the clerk of Ferrari’s private track at Mugello. ...
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    Rob initially studied a Degree in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, before going onto complete a Masters, clever chap! His Motorsports career began with Peugeot where he worked as a suspension design engineer for the touring car team.

    Rob then went on to work in F3000 and the Williams Touring Car team before making his first foray into Formula 1 with the Jordan Team. Initially at Jordan, Rob worked as a data acquisition engineer over viewing all of the telemetric data that is used by the team’s race engineer to support the racing driver. Back in 2001 this was a very hands on job where the engineers could engage in pioneering work on car control systems (such as traction control, launch control etc) and something that Rob enjoyed immensely. ...
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    Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (born August 31, 1947) is an Italian businessman with an estimated net worth of 400 million dollars, president of Ferrari and chairman of FIAT; he was also president of Italian Confindustria from 2004 to 2008 and of FIEG. He comes from an old aristocratic family of Piedmont.

    Born in Bologna, Montezemolo studied at the University of Rome La Sapienza, earning a law degree in 1971, and he also went on to Columbia University in New York where he attended courses in international trade law in 1973 as a visiting student for a semester. Despite many erroneous reports on the web, Montezemolo was not enrolled in the Master of Laws program and does not hold a Masters degree from Columbia Law School. In 1971, before completing his studies, he drove briefly for the famous and privately owned Lancia rally team known as HF Squadra Corse. ...
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    Marc Gené Guerrero (born May 29, 1974 in Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish motor racing driver, best known as a tester for Williams and Ferrari in Formula One and a factory driver for Peugeot's Le Mans team.

    Gené finished runner-up in the 1987 Catalan Kart Championship (National Class) at the age of 13; he would win both this and the National Class Spanish Kart Championship in 1988. In 1989 he competed in both the European and World championships. Gene won the Senior Class of the 1990 Spanish Kart Championship, making him the youngest driver to do so. He competed again in the World Championship in 1991, placing 13th.

    For 1992 Gené moved into Formula Ford, placing 5th in the Spanish championship with a win and 2 pole positions. ...
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    Luca Badoer is the official Ferrari test driver. Luca was born in Montebelluna, Italy on January the 25th 1971. Luca started out in Kart racing and in 1985 where he won the Italian Karting Championship. In 1989 Luca made is debut in F3 and he won his first race in the series in 1990.1992 saw Luca debut in F3000, Badoer won the International Championship courtesy of 4 race wins and he also took 5 pole positions on his way to the title.

    In 1993 Luca Badoer made his debut in Formula One racing for the Lola Ferrari team. 1994 Luca took the role as the official Minardi test driver. In 1995 he was promoted to drive for the Minardi team and went on to drive for Forti in 1996. ...