I posted recently about the visual symbolism at work at the Montana Restaurant, next to Ferrari’s Fiorano test track, with Fernando Alonso’s presence increasingly clear.
Here is the video I shot there on the night, which gives a better idea.
In that post I forgot to mention that on that two day visit, organised by Shell to highlight their technical partnership with Ferrari, which traces its origins back to the very beginning of the Scuderia, we also visited the race bays in the F1 factory, where the cars are prepared. On the walls there are a number of large photos of past Ferrari glories. Interestingly there are plenty of images of Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari’s last world champion, celebrating victories as well as several Felipe Massa successes. In quite a few of the photos Alonso is there too, in McLaren overalls!!
Anyway, take a look at this video which gives an insight into the amazing atmosphere of Ferrari’s ‘canteen’. If you are ever in the area, I can highly recommend a meal at Montana; the food is exceptional and, as you can see from the video, it’s a unique venue.