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First day with the Team for the fans from the Community in Jerez

February 13, 2011 · Posted by Staff

Jerez de la Frontera, 13 February 2011 - 16 lucky premium users had the possibility to participate in the Scuderia Ferrari Community event on the occasion of the tests held by the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro in Jerez. An invitation for eight Scuderia Ferrari Community members and their guests made these two days, together with the Team, possible. In the morning the guests met the staff at the entrance to the Circuito Permanente de Velocidad in the Andalusian city and got to know the legendary word of the Scuderia Ferrari.

Before the lunch break the guests watched the Fernando Alonso’s outings, while today was the Spaniard’s last day of testing with the Ferrari 150° Italia in Jerez, before the Team leaves for Barcelona, for another intense pre-Championship test session. There were many other teams on the track here in Jerez today, stimulating the tests and delivering a visual comparison with the lap times for the numerous fans on the circuit’s grandstands.

The Community also met Sergio Bondi, Head of Logistics for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro during the tests, before they watched more of the cars in action on the track. The guests had lunch in the motorhome together with the Team and later on met Filippo Petrucci, the Scuderia Ferrari test engineer.

Here are some of the comments from our guests here in Jerez at the end of an exciting day:

JORGE: I was surprised by how close we got to the Team and the friendliness of the team members. But I was also impressed by the logistics and how many complex things are managed by the Team to get all the things from one place to another: everything was really interesting!

ELISEO: all the people we met were really open. We even ate with the Team and we followed the tests and the team members in their work from close up.

MARIO: this is a dream come true. I had no idea how a motorhome was made and the experience here with the Team was really impressive.

ALAIN: after so many years I’ve been waiting in from of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro motorhome I was finally allowed to step inside! That was great! And it was extremely interesting to hear about how things are organised, things the fans usually can’t even imagine.

FRANCIS: it was really exciting to see how the Team’s marketing works and understand the different aspects of this Team’s image: from where they live to how the areas are furnished down to the smallest detail. Really fascinating. Another aspect I found really interesting was the fact that you get the feeling of being part of a big family. Everybody here in Spain, also the sponsors, are very close to the Team and you can even see this on the track.

CHRIS and CLAUDIA: we’re looking forward to tomorrow. We’re really excited to meet Felipe and Fernando!

RONALD: I’ve been dreaming about such a day for years, since I was a child.

ISMAEL: everything is so big here. Fernando and his Team are great.

DANI: a very well organised day. Everything is really unique. From the technical explanations by the engineers to get to know the people we usually only see on TV at the races.

Tomorrow the guests will be the main protagonists of an unforgettable day: the programme includes a visit at the box with Marc Gene and the meeting with Felipe and Fernando!


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