800 Grands Prix – An evening of Ferrari history
Istanbul, 30 May – Last night, In the beautiful setting of Sait Halim Pasa, the former residence of the Egyptian Prince Abdulhalim, in Istanbul, on the European banks of the Bosphorus, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro celebrated its 800th Grand Prix with owners, sponsors and all the media who turned up for this special event. The honour of explaining what this celebration meant to the Maranello marque fell to team principal Stefano Domenicali. He said that, irrespective of the result of the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix, today’s race at the Istanbul Speed Park will have a place in the Ferrari history book, representing the Prancing Horse team’s 800th participation in a Formul1 World Championship event. Attending the evening were the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers, who joined Domenicali on stage, in a Ferrari 458 Italia, followed by team members, Technical Director Aldo Costa, Sporting Director Massimo Rivola, Head of Engines, Luigi Fraboni, Chief Engineer Chris Dyer and the coordinator, Diego Ioverno, who all joined in for the cake cutting ceremony.