Wrooom gets underway in the Alps

Jan.9 (Ferrari) The 22nd running of Wrooom, the Press Ski Meeting organised by Philip Morris International gets underway this evening at the Salone Hofer in Madonna di Campiglio, signaling the imminent arrival of a new season for Formula 1 and MotoGP.

Tonight sees the traditional welcome dinner, featuring members of Scuderia Ferrari and their two-wheeled colleagues from the Ducati team. Also in attendance will be the Maranello team drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, the Spaniard making his third visit to this event dating back to 2010, while the Brazilian is now a veteran on the snow covered peaks of Campiglio. Awaiting everyone is a week of spectacle, sport and meetings with the international media, all set against the background of the Dolomites.

Friday is the day for ice racing on the lake, when Giancarlo Fisichella and Marc Gene will also attend. Journalists from around eighty different media from a dozen countries are expected, with interview sessions for the Ferrari men getting underway on Wednesday morning, when Team Principal Stefano Domenicali will be under the spotlight, while on Thursday it will be Alonso and Massa’s turn.