Join Date: Apr 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,196
First pic you can see the birthday surprise that the Ferrari F1 Club girls and I arranged for Dave. He was called up to the podium and personally wished a happy birthday by Ferrari's #1 driver, and was presented an autographed ball cap.
Alonso must have been so impressed by Dave at 80, he finally went to work instead of his usual loafing around, and set a new hot lap for qualifying (2nd pic) (which lasted until Webber & Vettel came out and blew him away, followed by Hamilton, Kimi, Grosjean and even Massa....)
We then had a cake brought out, complete with afterburning Ferrari exhaust candles. Dam near set the sprinklers off in the Club too...... Typical Ferrari........
Dave decided to become a "real" Ferrari fan (see painted pinky nail)
Last pic is of our ride back from Suzuka to Nagoya. Standing room only on the evening trains - NOT a good way to end the day. Have to say I'm not at all impressed with their logistics.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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