Ferrari taxi ride invoice to Webber after singapore was a blogger’s hoax
30 September, 2013
A German newspaper has admitted it to a blunder in claiming Ferrari sent Mark Webber a joke invoice for the Singapore ‘taxi ride’.
The major daily Bild published the hefty invoice for $27 500, claiming it was an “exclusive” revelation, when really the joke was dreamed up by GrandPrixDiary blogger Rob Sinfield.
“Some believe that pigs might actually fly…especially in Germany,” Ferrari said via its official Twitter account after reports of the Bild story emerged.
Bild correspondent Helmut Uhl admitted his mistake, in thinking that Ferrari had sent Webber the joke invoice for riding on Fernando Alonso’s sidepod in Singapore.
“To be fair to Bild,” Sinfield wrote on Twitter, “they told me who sent them my spoof invoice and I wouldn’t have checked the validity either.” (GMM)
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