Badoer’s final goodbye with Ferrari F1 on ice
15 January, 2011
Jan.15 (Ferrari) Getting the traditional racing underway on the frozen lake at Madonna di Campiglio was the sound of an Ferrari Formula 1 car driven by Luca Badoer whose F1 tester contract with the Maranello squad has been terminated.
This was the Wrooom 2011 tribute to celebrate an amazing thirteen year career as test driver for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Speaking on stage after a few hot laps in the F60 on the polished surface of the ice, Badoer thanked Maurizio Arrivabene of Philip Morris International: “It is thanks to him that I drove a Ferrari Formula 1 car for the first time at Zandvoort in 1995 and now for the last time here at Wrooom.”
The car featured a special livery with the Wrooom logo on the engine cover, as Badoer did five laps in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Pirelli, now the sole supplier to Formula 1 until the end of 2013, had produced some special tyres for the Ferrari to tackle the ice, fitting 4.5 millimetre studs to this season’s rain tyres to provide the necessary grip on the icy surface.