Massa and Alonso launch a piste for the Azzurri di Madonna di Campiglio
Alonso and Massa
Madonna di Campiglio – For two drivers, a super steep piste featuring climbs and drops: finding oneself on a downhill run with a maximum gradient of 69% at the wheel of a Formula 1 car might not be too much of a problem. But with skis fitted it’s a whole other story and, despite the fact that Massa and Alonso are both old hands at Wrooom, tackling the new “Pancugolo” piste would be really demanding.
The two Ferrari drivers therefore decided to launch the new piste, for the Madonna di Campiglio Atleti Azzurri, with their usual work equipment, namely a Prancing Horse Formula 1 car. An F2012 was brought to the top of the new run, which is 400 meters in length, with an average gradient of 35% and a maximum as mentioned above, followed by a second run of medium difficulty which joins up with the Canalone Miramonti. Together, this creates, in the area known as the Cinque Laghi, a 1700 meter piste, which is to the homologated standard for the Super Giant World Cup.
Along with the car they used for the 2012 World Championship, Felipe and Fernando thus cut an imaginary ribbon to officially launch to the world a track that is technically very demanding and located in a truly beautiful setting.
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