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The difference between the two men – arguably the two most powerful forces in Formula One at present – could not have been more marked. The scene was Fiat's ski chalet set high above Madonna di Campiglio; the backdrop the snow-clad Dolomites; the time shortly before lunch; the day Friday; the event the annual Wroom ski camp staged jointly by the sponsors of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and the Ducati MotoGP team.

Near the side entrance, away from the chill wind, sat Bernie Ecclestone. He was resplendent in the red/white uniform of the main sponsor, and spent the time chatting to daughter Tamara, present due to television interviewing commitments.

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