Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Sepang, 2011

Massa does filming day for Ferrari

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Ferrari use another filming day to put more mileage on the 150??? Italia.


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Three Ferraris for Massa (Ferrari)

“This came about as part of a promotional film being shot for www.ferrari.com, featuring the 458 Italia, the 458 Challenge and, of course, the 150??? Italia.”

Trulli trusts FIA on Monaco DRS call (Autosport)

“When asked if he felt there would be a gamble in trying to use it through the Tunnel, Trulli said: ‘Yes. Definitely, yes. You won’t go through flat, so it is too much of a gamble. That is why I would prefer to not use it.'”

A shining moment to remember: Q&A with Eddie Cheever (Times Leader)

On Alain Prost: “Most talented and determined team mate I ever raced with. Didn?t really know him that well as a person, but he was just as brilliant out of the car working the politics, as he was behind the wheel going blindingly fast without using tyres, brakes, or fuel. I’m still convinced he had made a deal with the devil early on in his career.”

McLaren fixer rues link to son of Libyan dictator Gaddafi (Daily Mail)

“The deal came to nothing. I hoped it would at the time, obviously, because there was money riding on it. But, given what’s gone on in the last few weeks, it’s probably good that it didn’t.”

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Comment of the day

Resureksiyon gives some local perspective on Mark Webber’s view on ticket prices in Turkey:

As a Turkish F1 fan, i can not agree more with Webber.

Yes, track is really far from the city centre, hell, far from even the suburban areas outside ??the city??. But hey, I?m OK with waking up early in the morning for the race day.

The problem is to me that, there are no Turkish teams or drives, not even a sponsor that can attract more visitors/spectators. I realized this fully when i was in Maranello. People there live with their F1 team.

Coming to the ticket prices, i think base price of ??90-100 are not really expensive, say, compared to a big football game. But still, ??100 can get you a decent ticket/spot for a football match. What you get with your ??100 at Istanbul Park is just not doing for me.

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On this day in F1

One year ago today Ferrari denied the graphics on their car were subliminal advertising for Marlboro cigarettes.

Despite their denials the team changed their branding and have revised the logo again for this season. But the distinctive splash of white is still reminiscent of the Marlboro designs used from the mid-nineties.

Image ?? Ferrari spa/Ercole Colombo