20th Edition of Lorenzo Bandini Trophy

In 2013, no F1 driver will receive the Lorenzo BandiniĀ  Trophy. In the 20th year of the award, the Honorary Committee of the Lorenzo Bandini Association has decided to award the trophy to the Vice President of the Scuderia Ferrari, Piero Ferrari.

This is in keeping with other special anniversary years such as the 30th anniversary of the death of Lorenzo Bandini, the trophy was presented to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and at the 10th edition of the event to Michael Schumacher.

Piero Ferrari (left) (c) Motorsport.com

The association’s President Francesco Asirelli explains: “Italy and Romagna in particular, have always had a soft spot for the “Ferrari”. The name expresses the best Formula 1, not only for patriotic spirit but because the “Ferrari” has been able to arouse emotions that are not within the reach of any other team. This has led us to identify the Vice President, the assignee of the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in 2013, the 20th edition”

13 years after Jarno Trulli received the award, the trophy is back in the hands of an Italian. The ceremony will be held on Sunday June 2nd at a ceremony in Brisighella, Italy.

Click here for information on last year’s recipient of the award, Bruno Senna and previous year’s winner, Nico Rosberg.

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Bruno Senna awarded 2012 Bandini Trophy

Bruno Senna, Formula 1 driver for Williams F1 will receive the Lorenzo Bandini trophy in 2012. The 19th Lorenzo Bandini Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday July 15th, at 18:00hrs at the Amphitheatre in Via Spada, Brisighella, province of Ravenna.

The “Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini” is a prize awarded in memory of Italian racecar driver Lorenzo Bandini. Established in 1992 by Bandini’s hometown of Brisighella, it is presented to an outstanding figure from the world of motor racing. Previous winners include Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso

“The committee decided that Bruno Senna is the driver who has developed the most in 2012,” said the vice president and event organizer, Francesco Assirelli.

F1 Quiz….again

Following the success of the last F1 quiz in January 2012, during which @harvsterf1 won a Lotus GP cap provided by @sonia_maalem, I have decided to run another fun Twitter quiz and participants get the chance to win a small F1 prize(s) – either a two-disc Special Edition Senna DVD donated by @stephFarnsworth or a print from motorsport artist Ian Cook @popBangcolour.

The questions will be posted on Twitter (or Twitpic/my Blog for photo-round). From experience garnered at the last quiz, emailing your answers worked best although this time, time limits will be enforced strictly. Participants will be notified of the closing time to submit all their answers and once the score are tallied up, the winner will be announced.

In event of a tie, there will be a tie-breaker essay question, the best answer as selected by the prize-donor wins.

If you would like to participate or just “register your interest” in the quiz, please follow me on Twitter @duskyBlogF1 & tweet me with hashtag #duskyF1Quiz.

Join me for the quiz on Monday 20th Feb* 7.30pm UK time. Good luck everyone!

* Provisional Date

Terms and Conditions:

  • If you would like to participate in the quiz, please follow me & tweet me with hashtag #duskyF1Quiz and I’ll send you the email address to forward your answers.
  • Ideally, I’d prefer if participants DIDN’T use internet searches but since I can’t police this, it is not disallowed
  • Please allow 28 days for the prize to reach you if you are the selected winner. The winner may be requested to contribute a percentage of the shipping costs if postage of the prize to their address exceeds the value of the item.
  • Judge’s decision is final and there is no cash alternative for the prize.
  • If the winner does not DM their postal address within 5 days of being pronounced the winner, then the prize will be awarded to the 2nd highest scorer. If that person doesn’t respond after 5 days too, then the prize is retained and may be donated to a charity.

F1’s Worst Kept Secret

Bruno joins Williams!

Rumours had been rife for weeks and yesterday Williams finally confirmed that Bruno Senna will be joining the team to partner last year rookie Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. Bruno continues in the footsteps of his famous uncle Ayrton Senna, also drove for Williams before his fatal crash in 1994.

Generally this has been received as good news from the F1 community on Twitter although most express concerns about having two young “relative novices” in the team and losing the experience of Rubens Barichello (who Bruno replaced).

Time will tell if the sponsorship both young drivers bring will bring about the much needed development Williams needs and perhaps young Senna might finally step out of his uncle’s shadow.