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#91 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by kitty 19.09.2012 11:36

Zitat von Wolfie

But two-faced people have difficulties with Kimi, since he doesn't bow to anyone and he is straightforward. Methinks that's the reason why Dieter liked him, he has enough of people bowing to him and Kimi treating him as his equal must have felt refreshing and good

I couldn't agree with you more, Wolfie <img src=" title="hula" />

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#92 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Wolfie 22.09.2012 13:31


Turrini just wrote something:

Dark night, night fighter.

The moon emerges behind the mountain.

Will Kimi win from the dark side of Selene?

#93 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Betulla 30.10.2012 14:23

Spirito olimpico tra Kimi e Fernando ... -fernando/

Olympic spirit between Kimi and Fernando
October 29, 2012

To have or to be.

Erich Fromm.

Read in the days when I was at the high school, huh.

As I watch, with a touch of emotion, the parade of the Olympic and Paralympic Italian athletes in Maranello, I racked my brains.

To have (the McLaren or Ferrari or even Red Bull) or to be Kimi Räikkönen?

I know that the announcement of the permanence of the blond at Lotus was granted, but it still gives me great pleasure to dedicate a few lines to the character.

I know well that the Holy Drinker splits in two the little people of the Elf-cloggari.

I read, when I can.

There are those who adore him and those who hate him.

Yet, in my opinion, his return was a great one. A happy 'Come Back', although he hasn't yet won a Grand Prix.

Obviously, it's much better than the three years of Schumacher in Mercedes.

Obviously, much better than that Villeneuve-junior, who returned at Renault to replace the fired Trulli.

Kimi has been one of the stars of the championship and he would remain so even if he finished, in the overall standings, in sixth place (he's third now).

I guess everyone, after deducting any partisanship, has realized his talent.

And I would add one thing, latest current affairs.

As everyone knows, I'd have wanted to see the pair Alonso-Räikkönen in Maranello in 2009.

Because Alonso is great at the steering wheel and he's being at his best, of his life and career, in this 2012.

I even hoped that, even with four years of delay, the combination could finally be fulfilled.

It won't happen and I'm sorry for that.

But it is true that, other things being equal, the Finn would never publicly complained about the delay of the Scuderia over competitors.

Mark well.

I don't tear my clothes for the 'Indian' phrases of Fernando. I understand him very well, instead. And moreover, the Spaniard said what I, in my own small way, I'm writing for years (Newey's effect on the results). Finally, having myself always bitterly complained about the flatness of the post modern pilots, always observant of all the rules of who pays, never sincere because sincerity is a defect in F1,well, you must be kidding if I can blame Alonso for an externalization that I agree one hundred percent. Since 4 GPs, the Red Bull is stronger than Ferrari. It's not nice to deny the obvious.

That said, it is true: Kimi, in his silence, had and has another style.

Maybe he's a human being who doesn't like the stiletto.

And maybe that's why I have a weakness for him.

Ps. Seeing the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the Dom said that Ferrari will face the three remaining GPs exactly 'with the Olympic spirit'. Um, in the sense that the important thing is to participate? ...

#94 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Olga 30.10.2012 14:53


million thanks Betulla! <img src=" title="ty" /> <img src=" title="hug" />

its so nice to see Turrini translations again! :)

#95 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Suomileijona 30.10.2012 17:22

Mille grazie, Betulla! <img src=" title="ty" /> <img src=" title="hug" /> <img src=t" title="hat" />

#96 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by YiNing 30.10.2012 21:49

<img src=" title="ty" /> Betulla <img src=" title="hug" />

I wonder if Turrini met up with Kimi during race weekends <img src=" title="hmm" />

#97 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Sonny 31.10.2012 05:18

<img src=" title="ty" /> Betulla!! <img src=t" title="hat" /> <img src=" title="hug" /> <img src=" title="ty" />

#98 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Betulla 07.11.2012 19:07

Il Pagellone tra le dune
di Leo Turrini ... a-le-dune/

The big rating among the dunes

November 5th, 2012

A big rating among the dunes and the oil wells, al right.

KIMI, 10 with honours. I will limit myself to the mark, leaving the comment about this to the excellent Odin, symbolic leader of an Army that crossed the desert and beaten by the sun of the fools.

Just a quick memory. Leafing through the review of the papers on Monday, all them praising the Blond (but how good he's, but how nice he's, etc.), well, I was reminded of something my father, God rest him, claimed to have read in a book. It was a concept that sounded something like this: son, remember that it's not important to be right, if nobody admits you're right. And being right in advance (since 2009 in my case) condemn you to loneliness (in my job, not among those who mix with me).

That's it. Go Odin! It's your turn now.

Vettel, 9. He was great. He also had the merit of telling, worldwide live, in front of hundreds of millions of viewers, that in his spectacular catching up he was helped by the safety car. He did say that, sorry. This is not my invention. He said it spontaneously, without being urged by a specific question. End of discussion, for those who love the obviousness. Or, if you want, I give you Seb's personal email address and you explain him that he said the wrong thing, so ignorant as he is!

I add saying that Alonso, other things being equal, would never admitted such a thing.

In fact, Vettel is better than many of his ultras, as well as Fernando is worse than many of his supporters.

RED BULL, 0. I am referring to Saturday's episode. Let's say I don't take seriously the hypotheses about plots (they hid something, they have a secret trick on the car, etc.): I do not take it seriously because certain things have to be demonstrated, proven beyond any reasonable doubt, otherwise they remain loser-like buffooneries.

After that, taken the good faith for granted, the fuel mistake is huge, unacceptable. Some have pointed out a little thing elsewhere: if such a feat had been arranged, on behalf of Ferrari, by my brother Domenicali, well, come on, who saved us from the march (armed) to Maranello?

I agree.

ALONSO, 8. It seems to me he did his job. It 's ridiculous to say that he drives a wreck, it is painful to deny that of 18 (eighteen) GPs perhaps he had the best car once, maybe twice. The rest is slums, at least for the author of this blog.

BUTTON, 4. I do not agree with Stella. In fact Jenson has been sleeping for a month and a half.

JINXES, 10. Ah, so there. Of course, never mind the madmen and madwomen (not here, in general) that wish tragedies, and so on. We are talking about mechanical failures, trouble in the pits, trouble in the pit lane, crashes at the start, etcetera.

Now, in 2007 (I speak for myself, but, as far as I remember, it seems to me that many raikkoniani -cloggari shared it) I exactly hoped that Ham got stuck in the gravel at the penultimate race and I exactly hoped that his gears popped back into neutral in the last one. I did not feel (we did not feel?) unsportsmanlike, like an enemy of loyalty, and so on. We hoped the best for our favourite, through the worst (always and only in terms of results) to our opponent.

It 's normal that a Ferrari's supporter, fan of Alonso, hopes that Vettel breaks the alternator in Austin. And it is normal that a Red Bull's supporter, fan of Vettel, hopes that Alonso goes off the track at the first corner in Austin.

But then, why am I bothering to tell you this? [but then, forget about it] (Al Pacino / Johnny Depp)

#99 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Sonny 07.11.2012 19:17

<img src=" title="ty" /> so much!!!!! <img src=t" title="hat" /> <img src=" title="hug" /> <img src=" title="kiss" />

#100 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Olga 07.11.2012 19:19


Betulla, thank you so very much for this translation! its so good to see Turrini's writing! <img src=" title="ty" /> <img src=" title="hug" />

#101 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Suomileijona 08.11.2012 17:30

Mille grazie, Betulla!! <img src=" title="ty" /> <img src=" title="hug" /> <img src=t" title="hat" />

#102 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by claudie 08.11.2012 17:32

Zitat von Suomileijona
Mille grazie, Betulla!! <img src=" title="hug" />

+1 <img src=" title="five" />

#103 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by WHATEVER 08.11.2012 19:25


Grazie mile anche da me Betulla <img src=" title="hello" />

#104 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Wolfie 22.12.2012 13:22


I take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry christmas and at the same time bring you an article from Turrini's blog saying that Cola will retire.

Cola's honorable weapons

December 21, 2012

Dear bloggers,

As you may have noticed throughout the years, here I don't talk about Formula One only in the traditional sense (pilots, cars, engineers). Quite often I have devoted thoughts to those who are in the background. I could call them 'characteristics'. They are fundamental for the success of the show even if they are not in the spotlight.

Let us therefore take a look at Luca Colajanni, the historical racing Pierre from Ferrari.

To salute him.

The fact is that unless Cola sensationally changes his mind he will retire. It is his choice after working for a dozen years in the pits, his responsibilities in Ferrari's structure will change.

The Cola!

I met him when he was still a boy.

He began taking care of the first online experiments in Ferrari. Then in late 2001 he took over from Claudio Berro, my friend, (but especially a friend of Todt, of course) who had managed Ferrari's communication during the epic, turbulent period that coincided with Schumi's start of era.

The curious thing is, that between Berro and Colajanni and there is the same difference than there is between a drunk and a teetotaler.

That said, despite much dispute and criticism that bloggers haven't spared, I think that Cola has done well in a difficult job.

Maybe you can't understand the complexity of the role from the outside.

Being the spokesman of Ferrari in Grand Prix -races means systematically being in the heart of a vortex. Ferrari, inside and outside Italy, is not just any team. Each draft that comes out from Maranello could turn into an earthquake in the media.

The Cola has had a very high value.

One Ferrari driver was inside.

He had a serious defect.

One Ferrari driver was inside.

But give credit where credit is due.

It was not easy to control the immense strength of a myth like Schumi in the media.

It was convenient to take use of the blond's silence (the pilot Luke (LdM) loved most, although he of course has the right to declare it in public, for obvious reasons).

It's dramatic, trust me, to keep back the exuberance of the Hispanic Alonso, one who does not always keep the right connection between what he speaks and thinks.

For this reason Cola is entitled to have our respect. And not just because he has sometimes honored this pleasant blog with his interventions.

Personally I fear that I have never been able to make him understand the authentic meaning of the word friend. Or rather, he probably knew it deep down, but then all it took was a text from the Blog that was 'pointed out' in the newspapers to unleash the wish for excommunication.

Moreover Colajanni is the best spokesman when it comes to tradition: the seriousness and rigor. The same tradition gives a little too much space for lack of humor. And any kind of opposition towards ... Ferrari.

But that's another story.

I love him and there is no doubt about that. Luca Colajanni comes in 2nd in the long history of spokespersons in Ferrari, right after his biblical legend Franco Gozzi who was the megaphone of (the often silent) Drake.

Finally, I know the identity of his successor.

Those bloggers who have accused me of being too pro-Ferrari will be disappointed.

It's not me.

#105 RE: Signor Leo Turrini by Olga 22.12.2012 13:48


thank you Wolfie! <img src=" title="xmas" />

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