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January 17, 2007 · Posted by staffFerrari
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Dear friends, after of couple in weeks in hiding, here I am again with many novelties in my head and I want to share a bit with all of you. Well foremost I have to confess that from time to time to take a break is not the worst thing one can do; quite the opposite. It helps to stimulate ones fantasies and the lust to create new solutions, suggestions and much more that one needs to do this work in the best way possible. There is a big portion of passion in it but it also needs a lot of sacrifice and at least the same amount of dedication; up to a point where one does not find some time to reflect, as it is necessary from time to time.... Having said that, when I returned, I immediately got sucked into the climate here in Maranello; especially because my return happened to be on the same day as the preview of the new car, which all of you were already able to admire. I had the great luck to see it from up close. What can I tell you? However, personally I have to confess that the car is just extraordinary. Up to the point that I am really unhappy that the photos do not do it justice. I also confess that over the last years I always thought that the various race cars – in general – all looked a bit the same, at least from an aesthetic point of view. Not so the F2007. I don't know if it is because of the paint of its new body or because of the obsessiveness to the details, which, all together, make it really very particular. I remained so impressed that I admired it for almost half an hour. After what has been said above, let's get back to us, with an idea I've already touched up in parts with someone and which I want to illustrate as quickly as possible. The idea I'm talking about is that we want to make the community the biggest Scuderia Ferrari Club in the world. Reworded: to make You & Ferrari a virtual club to all intents and purposes, with all the advantages, which come out of it. In particular I'm talking about the possibility for all of you to participate at the numerous events organized by the Scuderia, as the participations at two or three F1 tests per year, the possibility to meet the drivers, to participate at all the major events (Finali Mondiali, factory tours etc.) which are organized by the company, to take advantage of the exclusive discounts at the Ferrari Store and obviously to have the much adored membership card, which many of you have asked for several times. Inside the company I have insisted upon the undeniable advantages of such a solution, up to the point that I managed to convince everybody somewhat of the necessity to consider this kind of hypothesis.Obviously, if this should be put into practice, it would mean for our news room a further weighty task, but which could be comforted by your enthusiasm and your enormous enrolment. An enrolment, which would have, in its own nature some costs. While keeping intact all the actual privileges guaranteed to the Y&F members those costs would be necessary (just like for the “physical” clubs) to cope with the costs supported by Ferrari to maintain this kind of activity, as we are organizing the events we offer you alone. More or less we are talking about an increase of around 50% of the actual yearly membership fee. So now the question has to be asked to you, so we understand if all this makes any sense – and I for myself think it does – to start together this new and enthralling adventure. Let me know what you think; and let me promise you that this is just the first of a long series of novelties I intend to offer you in the coming months. Apropos, I almost forgot: even if it's a bit late: Happy New Year to all of you!!!
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Inauguriamo ufficialmente il nuovo anno nel blog! We officially inaugurate the new year in our blog!

January 11, 2007 · Posted by staffFerrari
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Voi l’avete già fatto alla grande, ora tocca a me... Spero che abbiate trascorso un bel periodo durante le feste e che siate carichi per un altro anno “in rosso” con noi. Qui in ufficio in realtà non siamo mai andati via, a turno infatti abbiamo lavorato ai  numerosi progetti di Ferrariworld. Importanti novità stanno già segnando la storia dell’azienda e dei fans. Partiamo ovviamente dalla presentazione ufficiale del nuovo pilota della Scuderia: Kimi Raikkonen. Leggo che ha già conquistato tutti voi, soprattutto le signore (…speriamo di vederlo presto dal vivo….), manca inoltre pochissimo allo shakedown della nuova monoposto in pista che ci mostrerà la nuova “macchina delle emozioni”. E’ in partenza il tour in occasione dei 60 anni della Ferrari che toccherà cinque continenti e durerà sei mesi e per il quale Ferrariworld sta preparando una sorpesa che vi permetterà di seguire tutti i festeggiamenti passo per passo. Nelle prossime ore troverete nel videoblog l’intervista a Felipe Massa realizzata con le domande che VOI ci avete inviato. Insomma le novità come sempre si rincorrono, e siamo soltanto a gennaio! Vi aspettiamo on line nel blog, soprattutto chi non ha mai scritto: fatevi conoscere dalla famiglia della community! A presto… S.----You've already done it in a big way and now it's my turn :-) I hope you all had a nice time during the holidays and you are ready for another year "in red". Here at the newsroom we actually never left and in turn we worked on numerous Ferrariworld projects. There area already some important news for the company and the fans. Obviously we start with the presentation of the new official driver of the Scuderia: Kimi Raikkonen. I read that he already conquered all of you, and especially the Ladies (let's hope we can meet him soon personally….); not much time is left until the official shakedown of the new car on the race track, so soon we will get to know the new "car of emotions". The tour on the occasion of 60 years Ferrari is almost on its way: it will pass five continents and will last for six months. Ferrariworld is preparing a nice surprise, which will allow you to follow all the celebrations… in a couple of hours you'll find the interview with Felipe Massa, with the questions you sent, in the videoblog. Well, as usual there is one novelty after the other and as usual you are part of them! So please stay online and please leave your messages in the blog, especially those of you, who have never written any message: make yourself known to the community! See you soon…. S.
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