Maranello, 17 February – Following Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident, there have been a great many messages of affection sent to him. Day after day they arrive from those who shared time and worked with him over the eleven years he drove for Ferrari, as well as from the Ferrari fans from around the world who have always supported him.
Actions, words and thoughts that show just how important Michael is within the very heart of those who love and live for Ferrari and how important a role he has played in the history of the Prancing Horse. We therefore decided to gather together all these messages through the Scuderia’s Twitter and Facebook pages and to publish some of them on a special bulletin board.
Sandro Selva (Engineer,) 18 February –It was way back in 2002 and I was a very young electronics engineer at my first test at the Fiorano track with Ferrari. I was very nervous because you were driving and I felt a great sense of responsibility. Coming back to the engineers room, after carrying out a check on the car, I found you had taken my chair and were chatting with Chris about the behaviour of the car and I didn’t have the courage to ask you to get up so I carried on working, standing up next to you. You saw me and got up, apologizing as you gave me back my chair. When I protested, you replied peremptorily, ‘No you are working, I can easily chat standing up.” Now the roles are reversed and I am the one chatting away about the past while you are working hard to get back. Don’t give up, we are waiting for you.