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Formula 1: The Wounded Tifosi Heart

Imagine you are a long-time Ferrari fan. Maybe you don't have to imagine. Perhaps you were a supporter, a Tifosi, back when Williams, McLaren, and Benetton had a grip on F1 success and Ferrari were a sluggish red splodge making up the numbers on the grid. When Michael Schumacher joined the team in 1996, it may have been the happiest day of your life. He was a double world champion, and quite obviously the outstanding F1 driver of his generation. There was new hope in the Tifosi heart. Following Schumacher to the Italian stable came Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn; the recipe that had cooked up two world championships for Benetton was complete again. Suer enough, the dream team delivered success. Glory, glory, hallelujah. The world's F1 circuits ...

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