Ferrari delegates have one again been received by the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Ferrari members had previously visited Pope John Paul II and this trip was to meet with the new Supreme Pontiff, Benedict XVI and make a charitable donation to the church.
Ferrari delegates including President Luca di Montezemolo and Vice President Piero Ferrari presented the newly elected and somewhat controversial Pope with a 950 000 Euro donation. This money was raised from the auctioning off of the 400th and final Enzo roadcar at a Sotheby’s auction.
Ferrari’s previous visit to the Vatican, was to meet with the late Pope John Paul II and present to him a 1:5 scale replica of an F2004 car. This time, Pope Benedict XVI was presented with Michael Schumacher’s F2004 steering wheel which was dedicated:
"The Formula 1 World Champion’s steering wheel to His Holiness Benedict XVI, Christianity’s driver." [Source]
Well at least it wasn’t a 1:5 scale replica this time. Though a wheel is appropriate since when the pope speaks infallibly he won’t steer your wrong.