Enjoyed the article - and share Wayne's perception that the job of Ferrari "quality control test driver" has to be among the best gigs on the planet.
National Geographic actually did a "great factories" documentary on the Ferrari plant, one of the highlights was a discussion with one of the poor saps that has to schedule his day around testing each and every 599 that leaves the factory to make sure everything works well. At speed. And, they pay you to do it.
I'm guessing those guys don't need an alarm clock.
I have a carbon black 03, purchased after trading an 01 540iA.
And hope to track a dedicated race 135i at some point in the future...