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Drive a Formula One Ferrari: In Miniature
Remote control Ferrari Formula One racing car
Haven't you had the call from Maranello yet? Hasn't Marco Mattiacci picked up the phone so farto invite you to drive for Ferrari next year? Never mind, I have the answer. Here you see the next best thing - a remote control version.
Join the ranks of Ferrari drivers past and present such as Michael Schumacher*, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Niki Lauda and Felipe Massa as a Scuderia pilot, with this incredibly detailed miniature. #KeepFightingMichael *
This is a great gift for boys and girls of all ages, including my dad, who at over ninety years old loves to play with this 'toy'.
TIP: Don't buy just one - the family will be arguing over it all the time. 'It's my turn!' 'No,it's my turn!'
This is especially the case if you're buying this for a kid - I well remember my husband buying one, ostensibly for a six year old who had to wait days to use it, thanks to grown men arguing about whose turn it was next. As I recall it was a Christmas gift but the adults commandeered it until the New Year.
Luckily, the Ferrari scale model is very robust. This is just as well because adults have a habit of showing off and crashing; kids are much more careful.
TIP: The car comes with a rechargeable battery pack and if you're giving this as a gift, it's a good idea to charge the battery for several hours before giving the gift - it's so frustrating waiting for it to charge when you want to be racing.
Because the Ferrari is so carefully detailed, when you and the family aren't arguing over who'll be driving it next, it makes a great décor item and looks splendid on a shelf.
In fact, this year I am buying one for my brother as an executive toy to keep in his office - I doubt he'll get any work done at all.
OK, Formula One fans. If money was no object, which circuit would you go to to watch the F1 boys in action? I'm tempted to say Monaco because I love the place but in reality, to watch some real racing, I think it would be Spa. How about you? Something I love about Spa, quite apart from the track itself is the fact that the weather is hugely unpredictable, In this video, watch Michael Schumacher in his Scuderia Ferrari ... in almost blinding rain. The commentary, of course, is by our beloved Murray Walker.
© 2013 Jackie Jackson