FIAT President Luca Di Montezemolo and Ferrari CEO Jean Todt requested Fake Ferrari News Agency (FFNA) to pass on their new year greetings to the tifosi community and promised a succesful year from Ferrari this time around with hopes of clinching both championships. The Ferrari F1 team members along with their families gathered in full force at Maranello for the customary end-of-year party. However there was a small security scare as Todt, recently given the title of Datuk in Malaysia, arrived with the headgear et al and was nabbed by an over-zealous security guard who failed to recognize him in his new costume.
Michael Schumacher (Former Ferrari driver…in case you are from a different planet and didn’t know) arrived at the party from Switzerland with Corrina and his children. It is rumored that Michael has been asked by Todt to concentrate solely on Mick Schumacher (his son) as part of his job in Ferrari’s young driver development program. An insider revealed that Mick(who is six years old) is already a better driver than Ralf Schumacher, but Michael is not getting carried away as this doesn’t necessarily mean anything (Who isn’t a better driver than Ralf anyway?)
Other familiar faces at the party included Felipe Massa, a sober Kimi Raikkonen, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, Aldo Costa, Stefano Domenicali, Nigel Stepney and Luca Baldisserri.