Ferrari drop "Mission Winnow" b******ks from name

Ferrari drop "Mission Winnow" b******ks from name

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ajprice

16,643 posts

143 months

Monday 11th March
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Mission Winnow was still on the Ducati MotoGP bikes this weekend.

JonChalk

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2,411 posts

57 months

Monday 11th March
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ajprice said:
Mission Winnow was still on the Ducati MotoGP bikes this weekend.
Saw that & thought "that's a bit odd" - I mean, they're red & Italian, but owned by VAG, who couldn't be further from Ferrari if they tried.

Still, plenty of airtime from Dovizioso.

Munter

28,904 posts

188 months

Monday 11th March
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JonChalk said:
ajprice said:
Mission Winnow was still on the Ducati MotoGP bikes this weekend.
Saw that & thought "that's a bit odd" - I mean, they're red
So you do get it.

They get to put their "brand" on something red and on TV. Happy days.

Sixpackpert

3,978 posts

161 months

Monday 11th March
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I thought Ferrari were only dropping it for Australia anyway.

Good to see Dovi have a good start, great race!

Big Nanas

302 posts

31 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Big Nanas said:
According to PlanetF1 the "Mission Winnow" branding will be back in Bahrain. It seems to be an issue with Australian advertising rules...oh well.

https://www.planetf1.com/news/mission-winnow-will-...
I'll quote myself wink


ajprice

16,643 posts

143 months

Tuesday 12th March
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andburg

3,337 posts

116 months

Tuesday 12th March
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If that’s Ferrari’s best attempt at a surprise I’m terribly disappointed

Andy S15

396 posts

74 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Mmm. Looks much better.

Dinoboy

1,783 posts

164 months

Tuesday 12th March
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90 years? I'm a Ferrari fan to the core but when did they decide that the company was founded in 1929?

Robmarriott

1,858 posts

105 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Dinoboy said:
90 years? I'm a Ferrari fan to the core but when did they decide that the company was founded in 1929?
Philip Morris made their first cigarettes in 1929...

Dinoboy

1,783 posts

164 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Robmarriott said:
Dinoboy said:
90 years? I'm a Ferrari fan to the core but when did they decide that the company was founded in 1929?
Philip Morris made their first cigarettes in 1929...
laugh

FourWheelDrift

78,425 posts

231 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Dinoboy said:
90 years? I'm a Ferrari fan to the core but when did they decide that the company was founded in 1929?
The Scuderia Ferrari team was founded by Enzo Ferrari on 16th November 1929 and became the official racing team for Alfa Romeo. It's like Williams running another manufacturer's chassis which they did with March and of course the likes of DeTomaso, ISO and Brabham when it was Frank Williams Racing before building their own some years later.

ajprice

16,643 posts

143 months

Tuesday 28th May
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No Mission Winnow for Canada and France, back to the 90 Years graphics https://www.crash.net/f1/news/921231/1/ferrari-dro...

Fundoreen

953 posts

30 months

Tuesday 28th May
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france has strict tobacco advertising rules. No doubt so does canada. Remember Australia? Same.
Anyone need help with the name as its not that silly.
Mission win now. Get it yet?

ukaskew

5,332 posts

168 months

Tuesday 28th May
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ajprice said:
No Mission Winnow for Canada and France, back to the 90 Years graphics https://www.crash.net/f1/news/921231/1/ferrari-dro...
Mission Winnowt was too on the nose?

StevieBee

8,084 posts

202 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Fundoreen said:
france has strict tobacco advertising rules.
The issue here is that vaping and similar products don't yet fall into any pre-existing retail category. They're not a tobacco product. They're not confectionary nor medicinal. It's a rare case of a completely brand new category of product emerging into an unregulated territory of retail which is why in terms of distribution, chip-board walled, grubby, low-rent shops tend to prevail although supermarkets are now cottoning on to the potential.

At the moment, it's a self-regulating thing which is why some country's view the product with suspicion and treat it the same way they would fags and others less so.

The fag companies are throwing billions at vaping. Philip Morris' IQOS product is sold through shops that look more like Apple Stores in a carefully managed distribution network. In other sense, you would expect to see that brand on the side of an F1 car as you sued to do with Marlborough and Rothmans - but IQOS is effectively a cigarette that uses heat to roast the tobacco rather than a flame to burn it.

Once the EU and others agree on the categorisation and regulations, then assuming they agree to the medical reports on levels if health impact (currently being as little different to coffee) then I would imagine we'll see more and more sponsorship emerging into the sport.




Jasandjules

63,278 posts

176 months

Tuesday 28th May
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It is not like days of old where the drivers would be having a fag before the race, these days they are like Olympic athletes.... Hardly the right sport to peddle smoking.

Adrian W

11,322 posts

175 months

Tuesday 28th May
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this is making a mockery of the tobacco ban, everyone knows what it is

StevieBee

8,084 posts

202 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Adrian W said:
this is making a mockery of the tobacco ban, everyone knows what it is
It's not though. I understand why this thought prevails but vaping is a completely different 'thing'.

Companies that sell tobacco are developing and sell vaping related product and some (not all) of the juices contain nicotine. But as I said above, it's a completely 'new' product category.

mw88

77 posts

58 months

Tuesday 28th May
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Adrian W said:
this is making a mockery of the tobacco ban, everyone knows what it is
What about McLaren with Vype, which is a BAT product?

Can't remember if they removed it in Aus though!