1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

Vintage 1981 Ferrari press release on the Grand Prix of the USA held at Long beach.

Mentions that Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi will be driving the Ferrari 126/CX with BBC Comprex Supercharger while the spare car (as it was called back then) is a 126/CK with KKK Turbo Compressor.

Contains quotes by Mauro Forghieri and sections on "Private Testing" and "Sporting Point".

Also shows a map of the Long beach track with the gear shifting points.

This was the race in which Didier Pironi made his debut in a Ferrari F1 car!

Issued before the race for the motoring press.

1 Sheet, double sided.

Factory original issue.

Available in Italian only.

Not contained in the press release but purely for your information:

Gilles Villeneuve qualified 5th with a time of 1.20.462
Didier Pironi qualified 11th with a time of 1.20.909

Both gentlemen did NOT finish the race.

Gilles Villeneuve had to give up in lap 17 with a broken halfshaft
Didier Pironi had to give up in lap 67 with fuel system trouble.

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi
1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi
1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi
1981 Ferrari Notiziario Press Release on the Grand Prix of the USA at Long Beach with Villeneuve and Pironi

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