These young men welcomed us [at parking before Imola GP] for about three years; it was their part-time job while they were at Bologna University. One of them found out we were trying to make time to look for some bathroom tiles from Imola Ceramica (…) Residents of Imola received good discounts, so one of the chaps took Stu and me to the tile factory where we bought our tiles with his family discount card.
He also told us his dream one day was to work for Ferrari and that was what he was studying for.
What was the name on the discount card? Domenicali! And his first name was Stefano, the future team principal of Scuderia Ferrari."
— an extract from Di Spires’ book “I Just Made the Tea”. There’s more little stories of this kind. It’s absolutely brilliant!
— Edd Straw in his article
— Di Spires, who used to run Lotus’ motorhome when Ayrton was racing for them
- person: what do you do in your free time?
- me: study
- person: ?!
- me: when I don't watch, read, talk about or think about Formula 1, I sometimes take a book and study for an hour or two...
- me: sadly I don't have too much time to spare
- person: ...