F1 » Ferrari insist flag insignia not political


Ferrari has denied that the appearance of the Italian navy insignia on their cars this weekend is connected to a controversial legal case in India against two Italian naval marines.

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Tesla - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 11:09 AM
Last Edited 703 days ago


Scuderia Ferrari will race in India with the flag of the Italian Navy:

Scuderia Ferrari will carry the flag of the Italian Navy on the cars driven by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.

In doing so, Ferrari pays tribute to one of the outstanding entities of our country, also in the hope that the Indian and Italian authorities will soon find a solution to the situation currently involving two sailors from the Italian Navy.

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jose - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 3:18 PM

A Formula One car sporting a Navy flag. Must be one of those
'go fast wiglet' add-on things.
Stefano Domenicali you dummy, you should have used that
Bar Code scam. Painted with the proper colors no one would
have been the wiser.
Dam Sam.... smart your not!

Badman, Jose

sokudo - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 3:24 PM

I think we can all safely assume that in fact it IS politically motivated. Too much coincidence to be honest. The whole 'tribute' schtick they're using as an excuse begs the question why not do it before? Why do it when there just happens to be a dispute between the Italian Navy and the GP host country. No reasonable person is being fooled here.

WILSON - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 5:32 PM

I support Ferrari, but to say this is not political is insulting intelligence.

For how long has the insignia been on the cars, before the incident, form the last few years, from the last race? Why after the incident?

The FIA is blatantly turning a blind eye or playing politics and semantics in assess this as being apolitical.

The lives of Indian fishermen are cheap, that's the message from the FIA, the Indian motorsport federation and Ferrari.

The actions of Ferrari and the FIA just personify the words of David Martin who has posted a comment here. (Perhaps he should appreciate the difference between Somali pirates and an Indian first before pronouncing judgement). How frivolous is his opinion on the matter!

I thank God and salute the fair minded reasonable individuals in countries around the world who share the opinion that unless you can give life, you don't take a life. Anyone given protection in the taking a life, must have the humility to appreciate that once taken, it cann

107SS2009

October 27, 2012 6:13 PM

Taking screen shots of this site, I suppose that your lawyers or “attorneys” (this so that Jose will not get confused) will be consulted, that will not be the first time that legal advice was claimed to have been sought against this site but I having been on here for a long time now never heard of any results/outcome out of such bucketsful of sore/smelly/stinking BS.

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