In the round-up: Ferrari use another filming day to put more mileage on the 150?é?? Italia.
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“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?é?? Italia.”
“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.'”
On Alain Prost: “Most talented and determined team mate I ever raced with. Didn?óÔé¼Ôäót 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.”
“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
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 ?óÔé¼?ôthe city?óÔé¼?Ø. But hey, I?óÔé¼Ôäóm 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 ?óÔÇÜ?¼90-100 are not really expensive, say, compared to a big football game. But still, ?óÔÇÜ?¼100 can get you a decent ticket/spot for a football match. What you get with your ?óÔÇÜ?¼100 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.
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