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#24Days: Ruben's Message And Badoer's Ferrari First....

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2009 | No Comments

I saw this earlier and just had to stick it up on a blog post.....


It's Rubens Barrichello's crash helmet for this weekends European Grand Prix. As you can see the top is styled in Felipe Massa's usual Brazilian green and yellow colours, with a special message to Felipe himself after his horrendous accident at the last race, in Hungary.

Luca Badoer - the long time Ferrari test driver - will be driving Massa's car this weekend after Schumacher's neck failed to heal following a motorbike racing accident earlier in the year. So far, in Free Practice, Badoer finished last three seconds off the pace and 18th in the second session 2.6 seconds off the pace, which shows just how hard it is coming into F1 midseason with the testing ban.

Also, Badoer has been issued with two speeding fines for going far too quickly in the pit lane. No doubt Ferrari will be picking up the tab this weekend! We'll find out tomorrow how well he qualifies and I'll be watching careful come race day - he has the full support of the Tifosi and we're not expecting miracles, but lets hope he brings the car home this weekend and the focus on points can begin in earnest at the next Grand Prix.

Forza Ferrari!

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