Abu Dhabi GP: Ferrari bids farewell to Raikkonen

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Abu Dhabi GP: Ferrari bids farewell to Raikkonen
Oct 30, 2009, 2:00 AM

Special thanks for Raikkonen Yas Marina, 29 October 2009 -- The first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is also the last GP in red for Kimi Raikkonen, who will leave the Scuderia after three successful years. Before the race Chairman Montezemolo wanted to ...

Special thanks for Raikkonen

Yas Marina, 29 October 2009 -- The first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is also the last GP in red for Kimi Raikkonen, who will leave the Scuderia after three successful years. Before the race Chairman Montezemolo wanted to thank the Finnish driver for his contribution during his stay at the team. "Kimi entered the history of the Scuderia, winning one World Title in his first year with Ferrari and he contributed decisively to conquer two World Titles in the Constructors' Championship in 2008 and 2008," Montezemolo said. "He has always been an honest boy, transparent and loyal and we will always remember him with joy. I'm glad that I can be here with him and the team on the occasion of his last GP in this particularly difficult year. Let's hope we can gain a good result."

The Emirate will host the last race of the 2008 Championship on the Yas Marina circuit, not far from the future Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the theme part from the Prancing Horse. The structure extends on over 200,000 square metres and will host more than 20 attractions, such as the fastest rollercoaster in the world. Passengers will experience almost the same forces as in a F1 single-seater with speed of over 200 km/h and G-forces of a maximum of 4.9G. The theme park is built under license from Ferrari by Aldar Properties PJSC an will offer fans and families an incredible insight in the Ferrari experience and in the world of Italian style. The roof has been presented with a press conference by Ferrari Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari and is shaped like the bodywork of a road-going Ferrari with the biggest Ferrari logo in the world on its roof (65x48.5 of surface).

-credit: ferrari

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