Incredible but true...
March 20, 2006
Dear friends, naturally, without getting carried away prematurely, it seems that the problem that caused the substitution of Massa and Schumacher’s engines has been identified and resolved. Jean Todt, the Prancing Horse’s General Manager, stated as much in his usual post-race press conference published on FerrariWorld. As you know, the blog is reserved to Ferrari talk, the Scuderia’s results and everything to do with the beloved ‘Red’ world.
Saying this, in my opinion the blog is also a meeting place where discussions can be held with those who, like us, share a great and unique passion. This makes the heart beat faster and has done since we were children. Call it the need for speed, engine sickness or whatever you prefer. The essence is the same: we understand each other! Related to this is a theme that is close to us and which some of you have introduced into the blog. It is a theme important not only to we Italians but all racing fans. Unfortunately, it is that concerning the prohibition placed on hosting motor races at autodrome of Monza if a certain noise level is exceeded. Aside from Formula 1, GP2 and the newly created GP Master series – the best in competition in Italy – are affected.
And do you know why? Because some inhabitants who live close to the autodrome have realised that emissions during race weekends exceed the limits laid down by the law. Now I ask myself, a) did these families not realise when they purchased their houses that there was a ‘small’ circuit close by where cars race?… b) even worse, how can they deem it reasonable to risk creating a situation where a number of families will become unemployed and where the city itself will suffer due to the fall in revenue? The city, practically, depends on the autodrome. Please excuse me but it seemed right, as a fan, to share my delusion with you. I am waiting to read your responses.