With Shell in downtown Melbourne
Melbourne, 24 March – In the run up to the opening round of the Formula 1 World Championship, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa started the day in the heart of the city, attending two events organised by Shell. Felipe handed out prizes to the top salesmen in one of the city’s best known shopping malls, as part of a motivational promotion run by the Maranello team’s technical sponsor.
Fernando met the fans in Federation Square, speaking to them and the press who turned out at the attractive setting alongside the Yarra river, about his thoughts on the Albert Park circuit as well as driving a few virtual laps on a simulator. Both drivers stressed the importance of Shell’s role within the team and praised its tireless efforts on the development front.