Author: Steve Turnbull

Rubens Barrichello – The Ferrari F1 Driver

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello is remembered fondly by the Tifosi as a dedicated team driver, one who happily played support to team-leader Michael Schumacher when required, yet was often his equal when the situation allowed. Fast, precise and a likeable man out of the car, Barrichello’s famous victory ‘dance’ endeared him to the fans in an era when many drivers appeared to be reserved and uninterested in fan-interaction. Note: is not affiliated with Ferrari SPA. Rubens Barrichello – who currently holds the record for the most Grands Prix any driver has participated in, an amazing 322 – joined Ferrari in...

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Ferrari F1 Driver – Luca Badoer

Beyond the public face of the Ferrari F1 team, the behind the scenes crew are the ones doing all the hard work that allows the lead drivers to do their job. Between 1998 and 2010, one man worked harder than most to develop each year’s car: friendly and unassuming Italian driver, Luca Badoer. Note: is not affiliated with Ferrari SPA. For many fans, Luca Badoer will primarily be remembered as the first stand-in for Felipe Massa after his 2009 accident. He was drafted in for the European and Belgian Grands Prix where he failed to impress. In his defence,...

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Giancarlo Fisichella – The Ferrari F1 Driver

It is a curious fact that the last Italian Ferrari driver to win the World Championship was the great Alberto Ascari; that was in 1953. Since then, Italian drivers have come and gone with the Scuderia, but few have delivered. The most recent Italian to race for Ferrari is Giancarlo Fisichella. Note: is not affiliated with Ferrari SPA. The young Roman enjoyed a successful career in Formula One over many years, having made his debut in 1996 with the sadly missed Minardi team – a team known for bringing youngsters into the sport – and then driving for various teams,...

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Michael Schumacher – The Ferrari F1 Driver

To say that Michael Schumacher needs no introduction is an understatement; quite simply, the German is the most successful Formula One driver of all time – with a record 91 wins and seven World Championships – and one the most beloved of all Ferrari drivers across the decades. Note: is not affiliated with Ferrari SPA. A giant of the sport, we must also remember that he is currently in a state of grave ill health following a skiing accident that left him comatose in December, 2013. While his precise condition remains unknown, it is nevertheless a sad factor in...

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Felipe Massa – The Ferrari F1 Driver

An endearingly popular figure among fans and his fellow drivers, Brazilian Felipe Massa enjoyed a long tenure at Ferrari that saw him come as close to winning the World Championship as can be without doing so – in a long battle with Lewis Hamilton in 2008 – and displaying a rare quality of dignity in defeat. Note: is not affiliated with Ferrari SPA. Massa joined Formula One in 2002 with Sauber, before taking a year as test driver with the Scuderia the following year. His race debut – as team mate to Michael Schumacher – came in 2006, and...

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