Ma Qing Hua, HRT, Monza, 2012

2012 Italian Grand Prix Thursday pictures

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Jerome D’Ambrosio and Ma Qing Hua settled into their new surroundings at Monza. Here’s pictures from Thursday ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.

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19 comments on “2012 Italian Grand Prix Thursday pictures”

  1. I’m definitely a fan of D’Ambrosio’s helmet.

    1. @carolinablue704 I definitely like the Italian theme. Should stand out nicely in the black Lotus cockpit. It’s very different to his 2011 one:

      Jerome d’Ambrosio helmet, 2011

      1. I love his 2011 helmet really, but the Italian theme is a nice touch for this race, I think; and the apparently 2012 normal helmet isn’t bad either – all with the same basic design but a differet colour scheme. It is one reason to want to see him back for me!

    2. Both the helmets looks pretty awesome to me, his and Ma Qing Hua’s.

  2. I miss MB :(

        1. @keithcollantine @alfie
          Yeah, Brundle. DC isn’t a bad replacement but it’s still not the same without him.

      1. Surely not Mark Blundell!

    1. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      7th September 2012, 0:19

      I also miss MB, Strike It Lucky was my favourite gameshow. :-)

  3. Gotta love the old banking, it’s so atmospheric.

    I wish they’d leave the deadly old sections of track in place at other venues. At Silverstone, Bridge corner is still there (until they stick a hotel on it or whatever), and you can see why they wouldn’t run the bikes through there! But it’s a pity they haven’t left a reminder of the old Becketts corner behind the grandstand, for example.

  4. Don’t ask me why but I fell in love with Ma Qing Hua’s helmet. Impressive IMO.

    1. I like it, too. Mostly because I think it’s really simple. It’s kind of a throwback to the Hakkinen and Prost helmets that weren’t dominated by intricate graphics and sponsor colours.

  5. I’m fairly disappointed with D’Ambrosio’s helmet, his 2011 was fantastic.

  6. That’s a nice helmet from Ma. Reminds me of Kubica’s.

  7. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
    7th September 2012, 0:25

    I like Ma Qing Hua helmet, but I love Kimi’s shades.
    Also, I like the fact that unlike many other teams merchandise, the Lotus cap actually has the team logo on the front.

    1. I know what you mean, it really annoys me how I wear my McLaren cap everyday at work, and most people think I REALLY like vodafone, or its to do with football…. there is only the odd F1 fan who actually knows what it is :(

      Where as if I had a Ferrari cap… everyone would recognise what it was

  8. Ah, the old banking. I was lucky enough to get on it last year :)

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