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Felipe Massa has rejected calls for Formula One teams to slash the wages of their drivers to try to reduce costs.

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Why now, of all times, would a maker of very fast and very expensive cars launch a new model? Simple, really. It was planned long before credit started to crunch, and to back out now would render all the research, development and investment wasted. And there's the fact that a certain stratospheric layer of wealth still floats above the squeeze devastating those who are merely rich.

France's new TV star hit by De Niro farce

With a name like Ferrari, you might be expected to get off to a whirlwind start. The debut of Laurence Ferrari, as the presidentially-approved star of French television news, has been both pedestrian and accident-prone.

Head of Pininfarina is killed

Andrea Pininfarina, the chief executive of the Italian car design firm founded by his grandfather, which counts Ferraris and Alfa Romeos among its creations, died yesterday in a road accident near the northern Italian city of Turin.

See Italy – from the wheel of a Ferrari

The Grand Tour of Europe was a rite of passage for the well-bred Englishmen in the 1800s. It's a great trip for the 21st-century traveller, too. And, as Peter Victor discovers, one company is offering an exciting new way to explore the Continent

Sarkozy favourite replaces France's top news presenter

France's most popular television news presenter, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, will be dumped this summer in favour of a rising female star who was once linked romantically with President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Ferrari California

The car that says money: The Ferrari California appeals to the mega-rich of our carbon conscious 21st century ... people so wealthy that when the oil runs out they will be able to insulate their penthouses with spare banknotes

Rest in pieces: the lucrative trade in luxury car spares

Eurospares, based in Essex, holds the largest Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati parts hoard of anyone in Europe.

Think of something and they’ve probably got it, from a £2 Ferrari sticker to £32,000 worth of F40 engine and gearbox. Miura headlights? No problem. Ferrari 328 alloys? Eighty in stock, along with 550 Maranello bonnets and over seventy different styles of Ferrari door.

Nick Ferrari: A very big man with a whole lot of bunny rabbit

Nick Ferrari thinks talk radio is easier if you're right-wing – you can say it like it is. He does. And so do listeners. By Ian Burrell

Ferrari ask McLaren's top brass to attend spy case inquiry

The McLaren team principal, Ron Dennis, and the chief operating officer, Martin Whitmarsh, have been "invited" by Italian magistrates to answer questions over last year's "Stepneygate" spying affair.

Maserati Gran Turismo: The sexiest car ever? Oh yes, yes, yes!

If you fancy a Maserati Gran Turismo, there's a year's waiting list – and that's no surprise with a car that can turn anyone into a foxy love god

Ferrari put Massa on pole with Raikkonen

The Formula One world champion, Kimi Raikkonen, will not be given preferential treatment over his Brazilian team-mate Felipe Massa this season, said Ferrari's new manager, Stefano Domenicali, yesterday.

UK actress investigated over visits to serial killer

One of America's most notorious recent serial killers, Wayne Adam Ford, will find out in the next few days if he faces death or life imprisonment for the murders of four California women whom he picked up, assaulted, strangled and dismembered along some of the state's less-frequented stretches of highway a decade ago.

M&S boosts bonuses and share plans to keep top team in place

After surprising even itself with the recovery in its fortunes over the past 12 months, Marks & Spencer is more than doubling the potential bonus open to its top executives. If Stuart Rose, the chief executive, beats his targets again this year he could be in line for a pay package of more than £7m, the retailer's annual report revealed yesterday.

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