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It ALWAYS happens that after a weeks or so of absolutely manic preparation, the red-clad team from Maranello swoops into town and before you know it, they’re gone. I can’t believe that we’re already at the final day of the weekend.

I’ve written before that I was raised a Ferrari fan by my dad, who started us watching racing since I was about 12. Naturally, at that age, I was only in a position to follow suit, but quickly became team agnostic a few seasons in. But while I like to say that I’m a fan of the sport and the drivers, my work in the past few years has made it really hard not to come to want a win for the guys in scarlet that I now see as MY team.

Because of work, I’ve seen the drivers every year for the past three years. This year, they even got really involved in the LEGO project that I’ve been working so hard on for the past few months.

Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso getting acquainted with our LEGO replica of the 2011 car. It looks STUNNING and they were pretty stoked themselves! Pictures courtesy of @manndy, who was in the room with me and clearly had a height advantage when taking these shots.

While I never really get to spend more than a few minutes with them, its really hard to not feel a little closer to the team and what they do, and correspondingly, want to see all that effort pay off for them on the track. Especially since this very race will be the 500th one that Shell and Ferrari will race together as technical partners. That’s HUGE.

I also got to meet Marc Gene, who drove the special 500th Race 458 Italia in the Ferrari Challenge today. The car, I must say, looked absolutely beautiful up close!

So as I rush down to the circuit for the last and most epic evening of the weekend, here’s a big good luck to the boys in red. We’re rooting for you!

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