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 Post subject: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 10:11  
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Retired seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher is the most popular Ferrari driver of all time.

That is the finding of a survey conducted by the Italian daily sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, which said 49 per cent of the 16,887 readers who responded voted for the recently departed German.

At second place was Gilles Villeneuve, who died whilst practicing in his Ferrari in Belgium in 1982.

The French Canadian netted 22.6 per cent of the vote, ahead of Jean Alesi (10.8%), Nigel Mansell (6%), Niki Lauda (3.8%), and the late Michele Alboreto (3.7%) and Clay Regazzoni (1.7%).

Conspicuously missing from the top ten were Schumacher's recent team-mates Rubens Barrichello and Eddie Irvine, and also the highly successful Alberto Ascari and John Surtees.
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 10:23  
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I agree, Schumacher it`s an obvious choice, but it`s curious that the drivers in 2nd, 3rd and 4th, never won any championship for Ferrari, they were brave and fast drivers, i guess sometimes fans like charisma and courage instead of a driver capable of winning. I mean where is Jody Scheckter who was many times remembered for the last WDC won by Ferrari, before Schumacher ? Or Prost that almost won in 1990 ?
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PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 14:56  
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It's sad, that in these modern times, people do not have any knowledge about history of motorsport. Ascari, for instance, was a legend and most valuable Ferrari icon for almost 40 years. Then, likes of Villeneuve and Schumacher surpassed him.
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PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 15:37  
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Michael is the most popular with ferrari-lovers (obviuosly), but i think more people hate him than like him

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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 19:48  
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wow! Two of my favorites stands 1-2 :cool:

^i don't care how many hate or love him ...for me he was & will be the BEST :|

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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2008, 20:09  
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Think Schuey, by a mile :p

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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2008, 16:36  
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Gotta be Michael, no doubt.
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
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Gilles will always have a special place in the heart of all Ferraristas, as he has his place in Maranello
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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2008, 19:37  
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2008, 05:06  
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afi wrote:
Gilles will always have a special place in the heart of all Ferraristas, as he has his place in Maranello


agreed. He was my idol
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2008, 05:36  
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very popular Ferrari drivers: Clay Regazzoni, Gilles Villeneuve, Michele Alboreto, Gerhard Berger, Nigel Mansell and Michael Schumacher.

I think Gilles Villeneuve.
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 21:23  
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where's jody scheckter? ^^

i was born in 85 so i grew up with the fact that he was the last ferrari champion and the whole "tradegy" of ferrari without a title since 79 ... which thankfully ended 2000.
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2008, 21:29  
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schumi helped to rebuilt a glorious team that somehow lost its spark. he deserves number 1 status and plus look at the fan base he carried and/or had formed when he was driving
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
PostPosted: 19 Apr 2008, 19:21  
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My two favourite Ferrari drivers were Eddie Irvine & Jean Alesi.
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 Post subject: Re: Most popular Ferrari driver
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Michael Schumacher
Gilles Villeneuve
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