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Ferrari extends Massa’s contract through to next year

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil. Photo: AFP

Ferrari extended Felipe Massa’s contract for one more season on Tuesday, a move that keeps pressure on the Brazilian to perform for the Formula One team.

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 9:55am

Adrenaline rush is fast and furious on the night shift

When it comes to reigning Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel, looks most certainly can be deceiving.

A case in point was last year's SingTel Singapore Grand Prix when the young German emerged from the cockpit of his Red Bull-Renault with a broad grin and the air of a man without a care in the world.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

He is a good bread and butter horse, says in-form Ferraris

The winning run of the David Ferraris stable continued when Darpana snatched a well-deserved win in the shadows of the post in the all-weather Class Four sprint. 'He jumped better today and that meant he didn't leave himself with as much to do in the straight,' said jockey Zac Purton, who was confident Darpana had arrived when it mattered.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Random' results raise Schumi's hopes in Montreal

Formula One finds itself in North America this weekend and the big question is can the seventh race on the calendar produce the seventh different winner? If so, I wonder how many punters fancy a bet on Michael Schumacher?

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gelding saves himself from compulsory retirement

The good news for trainer David Ferraris was that his good run continued with Metrevelli winning at the bottom of Class Five - the bad news was that the gelding probably saved himself from compulsory retirement and will be sticking around next season. Or was it bad news?

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Liberator slips in under the radar to crush rivals

Underrated stayer Liberator proved the toughest stayer and best-placed to take advantage of a dawdling tempo in the HK$8 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (2,400m) yesterday to end Ambitious Dragon's Triple Crown dream.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Maldonaldo has the class to rise again at Monaco GP

Pastor Maldonaldo wasn't a name you'd probably have in the frame for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. But the Venezuelan fancies his chances, and not only because of his triumph last time out in Spain. He's won a couple of times there already in GP2.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

There's a long way to go for out-and-out stayer

David Ferraris was left lamenting the lack of 2,200m events at Sha Tin after Tres Magnifique scored his first local victory, and the five-year-old is unlikely to ever live up to his reputation. 'He would stay the Burma Road,' Ferraris said. 'The 2,200m helped because he stays so well. In any race over distance, he is just one-paced all the way and plugs away.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Relieved Ferraris knows he has turned a corner

David Ferraris is having a season he would prefer to forget, but at least he won't have to front Hong Kong Jockey Club officials at the end of the term and has something to look forward to in the future with two promising four-year-olds he unleashed yesterday.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero back where he belongs

The gloss might have come off the very talented three-year-old sprinter Bear Hero, but the David Ferraris-trained colt returns to his best arena in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,000m) today and that can see him successful again.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Let's hope Shanghai lives up to this spicy F1 season

If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all, is 'Thumper's law' from Bambi. Perhaps Sebastian Vettel should be reminded of the principle after his spat with Narain Karthikeyan.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Moore furious at Derby dawdle

Many of the best four-year-old racehorses in town were walking wounded yesterday after the stop-start Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby on Sunday, and reigning champion trainer John Moore promised he 'won't let that happen again as long as I'm training'.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Button and Hamilton give seal of approval

McLaren drivers and Formula One world champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton test drove the new car in Britain earlier this year. They provided valuable input on some of the Formula One inspired features, such as launch control, the Brake-Steer system and the electronic stability control programmes.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

German result may be a tipping point

Funny isn't it, how life, seemingly set in its ways, can change in an instant. I'm talking of course in a strictly Formula One sense. By all standards, last weekend's grand prix in Germany was distinctly weird. Lewis Hamilton was happy, really happy. Perhaps weirder was the lack of success for Sebastian Vettel.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Vettel racing like a world champion

I remember the bad old days. I was presenting Formula One on Star Sports when Michael Schumacher seemed to win every race. It was dull. That's not a word that can describe 2011 so far. With all the overtaking, pit stops and general excitement of the new season, many seem to have overlooked that another German is dominating race weekends from start to finish.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

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