Twists and turns 2...
October 23, 2007
That’s what I said last week when we were talking about the mysterious twists history sometimes takes. Do you remember? Do you also remember what I said at the beginning of the season about possible surprises (Kubica, Rosberg and Hamilton)?
Well, if nothing else, it means that the one who’s writing these lines still knows something about racing and maybe also about history, which, indeed, has always been my preferred subject. In fact it’s through history that one understands men and companies, investigating the inscrutable ways of destiny - which often might seem accidental – to bring forward obscure dramas, turning into spectacular events.
This is the case of what happened last Sunday at the Interlagos circuit, where Kimi Raikkonen and the Scuderia gained the title in the drivers’ and the constructors’ championship. I want to highlight the constructors’ title, because after the FIA World Council had adjudicated the title, last Sunday, at the end of a suffered and intense season, the team gained its victory also in this classification.
A season in which “believing”, just the way I did back in 1986 with Prost, was crucial.
In our case it was not just one driver, but the whole team believing in the possibility to win, and contrary to the other final with three drivers with the possibility to gain the title, not even Justitia had to come to rescue this year.
In the end justice prevailed on the race track at the end of a season, where the Finnish driver managed to catch up 17 points in two races - something that in the past only Nino Farina managed to do in the early 50s, when we were in the early stages of what we now call Formula One. We now have an appointment for Mugello for the Finali Mondiali Ferrari. We hope to see you there! To celebrate the end of an extraordinary season! Don’t miss it!