Ferrari had hired me for the weekend and I had to do the best possible job for him, in all ways. I can’t stand anything slipshod, in racing or in anything else. - Mario Andretti.
Mario Andretti said he fell in love with Formula One watching Ascari in a Ferrari in the early 1950’s, before migrating with his family to America, watching at the side line of Monza. His dream, like any Italian boy, was to win the Italian Grand Prix with a Ferrari. He never won at Monza with Ferrari, but he did with Lotus in 1977. His race at Monza in 1982 with Ferrari he started on pole position and finished on the podium.
Ignazio Abate gears up for practice with the Italian National Squad. About bloody time the lightning fast right back got his first cap.
64 goals in 79 games - Why Italy should give Antonio Di Natale another chance with Giuseppe Rossi & Antonio Cassano out
The bad news off the pitch for the Azzurri should lead to another chance for the prolific striker who has now bagged two successive Capocannoniere crowns
Goal.com go into depth about what I’ve been thinking for a while now - why bringing di Natale back into the Italian National Squad should be a no-brainer.
Neurologist Maria Grazia Piscaglia has revealed that AC Milan’s 29 year old Antonio Cassano should be able to make a full recovery if he indeed suffered an ischemic stroke. “A complete recovery is possible, but Cassano will have to adopt a healthy lifestyle, without stress,” she told Goal.com. “I have to be optimistic about Cassano’s case, the situation should not be dramatised. I rule out neurological damage to the patient, since he talks and walks normally.”