The lacquering of the desk leaves no room for doubt: we are at the Ritz Carlton, one of the most luxurious hotels in Doha, currently the buen retiro of Ducati, which has been in Qatar since yesterday for the first tests of the season.
Enjoy the life? Not at all: after landing, in fact, all team members must undergo a new swab and wait 24 hours before being declared 'fit and able'. Segregated in their respective rooms, with amazing buffets in the lobby and an outdoor swimming pool set in a beautiful park, they receive breakfast and lunch in bags, without being able to go down to the main floors. It's really true: the days of thunder are behind us.