Charles Leclerc returned to the top stage of Monza after nine years at the Italian GP, and Monacana was almost “overshadowed” by a giant Croatian flag with the inscription “Capljina”. So who is the Croat who has been a regular host of F1 races for more 25. flight?
This is Ivica Peric , a Bosnian Croat from Capljina, BiH, a professional truck driver and a big fan a Ferrari team that has been cheering for over a quarter of a century.
Ivica Peric revealed his story in an interview with Jutranji.hr:
25 years I didn't miss a single F1 race in Monza or Imola, which I swore when I was 1994 found in Imola in that tragic race where the great Ayrton Senna lost his life. I'm a big fan of Ferrari, and there's always a good team in Capljina that has been going to the F1 races in Monza for many years.
At the same time, Peric emphasized that he does not attend any race without his big flag:
“I've been carrying this flag for the race for years and I'm very proud of it. Sometimes I hang her in the stands by the track, and sometimes I wave with her under the stage for the winners. But for a quarter of a century of my presence in Monza and 90 years of Scuderie Ferrari I said to myself, if Ferrari wins, I will develop the flag so that the whole world can see that Ferrari has fans in Capljina as well. “