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How Does Ferrari Fly?  
User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Anybody knows what cargo airline Ferrari uses to fly from Bologna airport to transport around the world their F1 cars? Alitalia Cargo? Thx Smile

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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

I thought the FIA charter cargo aircraft and move all F1 cars and equipment
together to the long haul races - otherwise its road were possible as it costs so much to fly all the stuff!

Thats what McLaren's Racing Line magazine said anyway.

Adam


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

If I recall correctly MH was going to be the official airline of FIA.
Maybe that has changed though.



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

I am surprised European don't fly the F1 stuff around considering Paul Stoddart's link between the airline and Minardi F1 team. Infact I am sure I have seen a photo of one of his 747's with a few F1 cars next to it.

Adam


User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

I know once Ferrari used AZ.. but i'm almost sure still now Ferrari use to transport their cars alone. But i don't know which cargo they use. Thx anyway for your answers Smile

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

Are you sure? I am 99% sure they don't. The FIA ship them along with all the teams equipment, tires, fuel - the lot. It takes around 7 747's for each race. I am sure I have seen an article on it. I will dig around.

Adam


User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Everytime after the F1 GP the Ferrari's F1 cars go back at Maranello (20km out of Bologna for tests). A Ferrari statment said Schumacher and Barrichello they were both flying to Australia with their race cars in advance to other teams. That's all.

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

http://www.itv-f1.com/shanghai/features/story/18919

That may help a bit! Not what Ive seen though.

I'll keep digging.

And to correct my previous statement: Its 3 747's, not 7!

Adam

[Edited 2004-03-03 20:16:14]

User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

Thx Adam, your information was useful Smile

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

I think thats probably a bit misleading. I would imagine that means just the drivers flew out in advance.

Because of the huge cost of flying the stuff, its all done together. After all, Ferrari have nothing to gane by flying out their cars early - unless they did it for PR reasons - but one would imagine the cost of that would not be worth it.

Of course, if there is anyone here can prove me wrong - do so! Smile

Adam


User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

I think that your opinion regarding cost is absolutely right.

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Your welcome VCE!

However, I have proved myself wrong!
You are right according to this article, Ferrari are the only team who fly their own stuff to the 'flyaways'.

http://www.usgpindy.com/news/story.php?story_id=1977

I will now go away and hide in shame of been wrong and arguing I was right! Embarrassment

I guess Ferrair must just charter their own aircraft, maybe AZ's. Perhaps someone else here may know that.

Adam

Also, good luck to Mclaren and Kimi Raikkonen this week in Oz! Big grin

[Edited 2004-03-03 20:15:45]

User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Don't worry Adam, it's thx to you if i can be sure now. I knew Ferrari once was using Alitalia Cargo.. now i know they use another Cargo Airline. I'd to see Ferrari Airlines Smile

BTW.. don't worry.. also this year Ferrari will win Big thumbs up


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

I think this is the closest you will get to a Ferrari Airlines!

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer



Adam

.P.S. Id like to think your wrong about Ferrari winning all this year...but its quite likely they will!  Sad I hope its Mclaren's year again though, its been awhile since those days when Hakkinen won his championships!


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3762 times:

I believe Ferrari used LH Cargo at some point. No idea what they use nowadays. Schumacher used to fly Swissair according to a newspaper article but now has his own jet.


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User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3671 times:

Actually if you take those cars and place the spoilers looking down instead of up they would take off under their own power!  Nuts

Especially because I don't care for M. Schumacher too much! Yeah, go ahead, blast me!

Luis
YV136C



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3601 times:

Especially because I don't care for M. Schumacher too much! Yeah, go ahead, blast me!

Yes! You and me both! Sure he is a nice guy off the track though, most Germans are nice people  Smile

Ah F1 and Aviation, what more can I ask for?

Adam


User currently offlineOakmad From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3566 times:

Here is an article from the Herald Sun that has a picture of the cars being unloaded in Melbourne http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8839998%255E11088,00.html . Keener eyes than mine might be able to spot the airline. The article does state that they were delayed in Singapore. It also the F1 circus moves more equipment than any other sporting event.

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3542 times:

I don't think anyone could tell from that photo.

It just looks like a 747 freighter.

Adam


User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Adam,

good to know someone agrees with me, better yet because no one has blasted us for insulting the god-almighty Michael.
Just hoping for a better season from Raikkonen and Montoya.....

By the way, no way you can tell what airline that plane belongs to....

Luis
YV136C



Proud to work for Embraer FLL!
User currently offlineVCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

Adam, do you still belive that McLaren could win? Big thumbs up

I think that right now Schumacher and Barrichello are flying back to Bologna.. but what's going to expect them? BLQ airport is working at 40% after another snowstorm:D


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3187 times:

VCE: Don't!!! The GP is a sore point with me, I got out of bed at silly AM (something like 2am) to watch a McLaren blow up a handful of laps into the race - not too impressed! Just wait for Malaysia, Bahrain.... Smile

I would imagine Schumacher and Barrichello have some type of Business jet or private aircraft to fly them back - rather than a commercial flight. Perhaps they will just land or divert. Its a long flight after all, and when they get to BLQ it may not be as bad.

Adam


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