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Attention Minardi fans! In 100 words or less, without using the letter "e", tell me how you found Minardi and why the team has a place in your heart...
I do have a nice Stoddie anecdote from Murray but am advised that forewards are a waste of time and money.
Attention Minardi fans! In 100 words or less, tell me how you found Minardi and why the team has a place in your heart ...
Sugar Land, Texas
(BTW feel free to edit if it doesn't read well, your the writer, thats just my general message and thoughts on Minardi.) Also good luck on the book!!!
Come on boys and girls ...
I was hooked! A crazy Australian had taken over and the super effort to get to the first race on the grid sealed the deal. Minardi was the team for me. Looking back now, how did I ever follow the unemotional, almost sterile statistical machine that is team RED.
Schumacher is still the most skilful driver I have ever seen, but it's heart that counts, and Minardi (and its fans) have a big one.
BTW: Good luck with the book. I will put my name down for a copy!
Photo research is now going very well; I have a lovely one of Minardi F2 and the Monza 'flip' in 1993. I have to deliver the manuscript in the coming weeks so thanks for all your help and support.
I have also just commissioned a full results appendix, season by season, put together by the excellent stats guys at the Grand Prix Data Book.
Sorry viges, I didn't count my words. You can cut it down if you like.
Minardi will always have a place in my heart as they werent the quickest, nor the richest, but they continued racing for the love of the sport. The little success they did have felt like winning the championship
Next time was the story with Justin Wilson in 2003 before he went to Jaguar before the German Grand Prix.
However, I really support them since 2005 after reading there will be a new car which was random because I wanted to know what the rivals of Nick Heidfeld(I support him,too.) where doing after the 2004 season after reading there will be a brand new car for the sympathic underdogs.
It is still a shame that the 2005 season also was there final season, I really was looking forward to the Minardi PS06.
[Edited on 25-6-07 by DONTSTOP]
ps 4Eva, Aberdeen is MY city. I spent a great time there. Viva la Scozia!
Ive only lived here for 3 years, but its where i class home as being!
I love the Granite City too, a very happy year there. When were you there Salvo? Not 91-92, by chance?
I spent a year in Nottingham for a Shipping Law Masters 4 years later, it was good fun, but never as crazy as Abdn.
....and I'll be in Scotland afoooooore ya.....'cos me and my true love will never meet again.....in the bonnie bonnie banks....of Loch Loooomond!
[Edited on 19-6-07 by manlio27]
Keep an eye on:
for any pre-order news. Cover designs are preliminary at the moment.
If you have so far failed to post your Minardi memories, time is running out. Speak now or forever hold your peace ...
I paid them very little attention but then seemingly out of the blue (I would guess that it was 1989) they battled hard and started getting in the points.
At the time I thought 'wouldn't it be funny if the little team could beat the Mclarens and williams' I thought a little more and decided that it wouldn't just be 'funny' it would be 'great' and that became my dream.
[Edited on 29-6-07 by JumpeySpyder]
[Edited on 8-4-08 by JumpeySpyder]
As a relative newcomer to F1, I only started watching in 2003, I can't claim to love the team for the early years. With no American drivers, there was no logical team or driver for me to like, so I looked to the back of the grid, much the same as I had done in NASCAR. Justin Wilson seemed to make more of a bad car than anyone else, and Verstappen was clearly a wasted talent (and has been my favorite driver since then.) I looked around the internet for information about the team, stumbled upon their official website forum. I found the fans to be as friendly and likable as the team, and have remained a Minardi fan ever since.
Kirkwood, Missouri, USA
I'm a bit long-winded on these types of things, so that's actually 121 words. Edit if you need to.
Minardi moments were rare, but always sweet. Mark Webber’s points on debut, Zsolt Baumgartner’s well deserved 8th place in Indianapolis just days after the birth of my son have cemented the team’s place in my heart.