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I don't know if you all are following the news on minardi.it but there is quiet an intersting article.
To make things short: GCM and Pierluigi Martini are working on a Minardi day at Imola, including ALL the Minardi people/staff.
If it's not going to be too expensive, I'm definitly thinking about to drive there.
What about you? Imola is not this far from germany.
I would also like to use this thread for any news concerning the Minardi day.
I 'm wondering if Minardi F1X2, Paul Stoddart or the PS05 will show up. I'am gonna be there anyway.
Does anybody know if it is possible to visit the Faenza Factory of ToroRosso (maybe even as a forzaminardi-group)?
@ Bish: from the UK it's really a long journey, even compared to germany (about 1000 km). Getting Paul to do this seems not impossible, perhaps one should try to contact him via facebook?! Else the UKers could try to form a little group and rent a bus. I'm just trying to give you a few ideas.
You can find further details here: www.minardiday.it (if you click on "PROGRAMMA" you will receive the schedule in italian and english).
Tickets are avaible and cheap (€ 10) here: http://vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[sell]&cmd=tabellaPrezzi&pcode=5178171&tcode=tl016529&change_language=1
=> As I wrote I will be there. I will travel to Bologna Centrale by train and than jump into a car which I rented on europcar. I'm gonna wear one of my Minardi poloshirts with the 2005/2006 colours.
I will take as much pictures as I can. Plannig at least four different cameras. Best will pe postet here and on my website.
It is in a very Minardiesque colour scheme.
It was really a nice event. I only wished that the Minardi F1 cars did a few more laps when I sat on the grandstand. What I did not unterstand is that the Lamborgini GT-Cars never did a full lap -allways returning in the pits. The Rivazza Hotel was really the place to stay, very close to the straight before Rivazza curve. The M186 did quite a few laps compared to 1986 (without engine cover).
I was a little sick during weekend till today so I will need more time for all pictures and movies. As you may notice there was a PS02 nose on the PS04B in the gallery and also a PS01 with the PS05 livery. Next to the PS05 where all the STR cars from STR1 till STR10.
Fun fact: the hotel was close to the track. We left before the last f1 event because it was really humid and hot. As a true fan I went down the Via del Colli till the chicane when this event had started and right at that moment the PS01 with the 02 livery came straight and did just a few more laps (which I recorded). Mr. Martini even made a little mistake with his orange F3000 later on.