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Last weekend Giancarlo Fisichella finally married his girlfriend of 15 years, Luna Castellani. The couple have two children together, but didn’t hurry with the wedding. The ceremony took place in the San Lorenzo church in Lucina, Rome.

The kiss

The kiss

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A poker fever sweeps through the World these days and it doesn’t spare Formula One either. The card game is very popular among drivers. First Giancarlo Fisichella and Rubens Barrichello played it in the paddock, then a lot of other drivers joined. Fernando Alonso and Robert Kubica are known as big fans of the game, for example. Last year in Hockenheim Fernando, Rubens, Adrian Sutil and Michael Schumacher, who was there as Ferrari’s advisor, were seen playing it together in Force India’s motorhome.

Then even a poker tournament, called Pit Stop Poker Club, was established for F1 drivers in the Casino of San Vincent. Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld, Giancarlo Fisichella and Nico Rosberg participated in the 2008 championship, or whatever it is called in poker. The 2008 poker king of the paddock, so the winner, was Nico.

The Pit Stop Poker Club was such a success that it took place this year as well. Drivers Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Eddie Irvine gathered in San Vincent again last night at 8 pm to play. The were joined by two fans who won the opportunity to play with the F1 stars at a competition.

Michael arrived in a helicopter wearing a white hat, a white shirt, black sunglasses and an iPod. He almost looked like a professional poker player, however it seems  he is not as strong in cards as in cars, because he didn’t manage to make it to the final.

Nico took his girlfriend, Vivian Sibold with him. She doesn’t go to F1 races too often, but at least she could support her boyfriend here.

It were Nico, Giancarlo and Tonio who made it to the final. The whole party will be broadcast by SkySport 2 on the 22-24. May.

Pictures from the event:

Michael arriving

Michael arriving

Vivian and Nico

Vivian and Nico

Jarno ready for a fight

Jarno ready for a fight

Eddie is back

Eddie is back

At the table

At the table

Can Nico defend his title?

Can Nico defend his title?

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Luna and Giancarlo Fisichella: Giancarlo met Luna when he was a guest of an Italian TV show and she was sitting in the audience. They are not married but apparently engaged (for eternity 😛 ) . They have two children: Carlotta (born: 27th April, 1999) and Christopher (b. 1st February, 2003).

In love for a long time

In love for a long time

Patricia Papen and Nick Heidfeld: They already have two children together but they are not married. Their daughter Juni was born on the 3rd of July, 2005 and their son, the funny named Joda was born on the 21st of July, 2007. Patricia is, like Corinna Schumacher and Jenni Räikkönen, is an enthusiastic horseback rider.

Patricia & Nick

Patricia & Nick

Vivian Sibold and Nico Rosberg: They know each other since their childhood, but they only started to go out together at an Ibiza holiday in 2003. It’s their moms who were first friends, working together in the fashion business. Vivian is 24 and she comes from Hamburg. She lives in a Milan apartment with two friends, while Nico lives in Monaco. She is an interior decorator, she says she is more the creative side in their relationship, while Nico is more the “mathematical type”. Nico (or more his father, Keke?) doesn’t like it if Vivan goes to the races, but she always watches the races on TV.

Two Blondes

Two Blondes

Edyta Witasa and Robert Kubica: Robert doesn’t like talk about his private life. He also doesn’t like the hype and glamour aspect of F1 and his girlfriend is just like him: they both like to keep it low profile. Edyta and Robert met in 2004 when Robert broke his hand and a Polish rally driver, Łukasz Witas visited him in the hospital. Łukasz also took his sister with him. The sister was Edyta. Robert and she fell in love with each other and since then they are together. I have never seen Edyta at a F1 race.

A Polish couple

A Polish couple

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