Indian F1: Ferrari to show support for detained Italian navy personnel

Ferrari team has said on its website that the cars racing in the Indian Grand Prix this weekend will have military symbols to show support for Italian navy personnel accused of having shot Indian fishermen.

updated: October 24, 2012 21:11 IST
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Milan: Formula One team Ferrari on Wednesday said it will show its support for Italian navy personnel being held in India by racing with military symbols on its cars' livery at the Indian Grand Prix this weekend.

Two navy personnel were imprisoned in India in March, and later bailed, following the fatal shooting of two fishermen mistaken for pirates trying to attack an oil tanker the Italians were protecting.

The team said on its website "Scuderia Ferrari will carry the flag of the Italian Navy on the cars driven by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.

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