More than 300 Ferrari cars are anticipated to attend Ferrari’s attempt to set a
new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars” at
Silverstone on Saturday 9 June.
Some of the cars entered include:
- 20+ pre-1973 V12s, including two 250 GT SWB, a 250 GTO and a 275 GTB/C, as well as several Daytonas, 250 GT Lussos and even a 330 GT
- 20+ examples of Ferrari’s iconic F40s, F50s and Enzos
- 10+ examples of the beautiful Dino
- 40+ examples of each of Ferrari’s mid-engined 355, 360 Modena and F430
- 20+ modern V12s, including several 550 Maranello, 575M and 599 GTB Fioranos, accompanied by several 456 GT and 612 Scaglietti models
- Several other examples of Ferrari’s incredibly diverse heritage, including Testarossas, Boxers, Mondials, 308s, 328s, 348s and more
Bruno Senna, nephew of three times World Champion Ayrton Senna, and already a
winner in his own right in GP2, will be driving one of the lead Ferrari cars in
the Guinness World Record attempt.
In addition to the Guinness World Record attempt, the Ferrari Racing Days event will feature the UK round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli with over 60 equally matched Ferrari F430 Challenge cars jostling for position on one of the fastest F1 Grand Prix circuits, and the ultra-exclusive FXX which will be making its only official UK appearance. It will be an action-packed weekend of Ferrari festivities which will appeal to Ferrari clients and the ever-faithful Tifosi.
Bruno Senna to Race in a Ferrari at Silverstone
Bruno Senna, aged 23 from Sao Paolo in Brazil, will also star as a guest driver with the Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB. His uncle, three-times F1 world champion Ayrton Senna, once said, “if you think I'm good, just wait until you see my nephew” and so far in GP2 Bruno has lived up to the billing, with victory in only his second race at Barcelona. From the very beginning of his motor racing career, Bruno has shown a strong and ambitious personality and he doesn’t fear the comparison with his late uncle, saying, “If I am worse, the same or better than my uncle, only time will tell.”
Massimo Fedeli, Managing Director of Ferrari GB Ltd , said, “We are very proud to welcome Bruno Senna to the Ferrari Challenge for our home round at Silverstone. The team are incredibly excited about Bruno’s potential as he has already demonstrated his race-winning credentials after only a very short time in motor racing. Ferrari Racing Days is also the focus of Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary celebrations in the UK, and we are sure the fans will appreciate the opportunity to see a Senna in a Ferrari for the first time.”
Bruno will be driving a Ferrari F430 Challenge which carries a special livery with echoes of the Brazilian flag. He will be competing alongside the teams’ other star drivers, including Nathan Kinch and Jamie Constable who race under the Team Vertu Racing banner and welcome the opportunity to race alongside a certain star of the future and World Champion in the making.
Ferrari GB’s Motorsport Director, Enrico Bertaggia, enthused about Bruno’s potential: “Bruno is one of those drivers who has the eyes of a champion – he races to win. His determination and ability behind the wheel means he will be a serious contender for a podium at Silverstone.”
Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary
Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone is the UK focus of Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary and, quite appropriately, will also feature the Ferrari Shell Historic Championship in which classic road and race Ferraris compete in three different categories to relive the golden era of motorsport. Ferrari’s customer motorsport division, Corse Clienti, are also supporting several Ferrari clients who will be demonstrating a range of famous and historic F1 cars from the company’s illustrious racing past.
The Ferrari Racing Days will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of the Ferrari Owners Club in the UK, with an incredible display of at least 40 examples of the iconic F40 supercar which remains one of Ferrari’s most memorable performance cars. With Ferrari owners from all over the UK invited to participate in the Ferrari Racing Days and the Ferrari Owners Club’s 40th Anniversary, it is expected that Silverstone will see the largest gathering of Ferraris in one place in 2007.
There will be VIP parking available for Ferrari owners who purchase tickets through their local Official Ferrari Dealer.
Commemorative program will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.
Ferrari Owners Club’s 40th Anniversary
The Ferrari Racing Days will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of the Ferrari Owners Club in the UK, with an incredible display of 40 examples of the iconic F40 supercar which remains one of Ferrari’s most memorable performance cars. With Ferrari owners from all over the UK invited to participate in the Ferrari Racing Days and the Ferrari Owners Club’s 40th Anniversary, it is expected that Silverstone will see the largest gathering of Ferraris in one place in 2007.
Royal Navy “Black Cat Helicopter Display Team”
The Royal Navy “Black Cat” Helicopter Display Team, the Royal Navy’s elite display team will be thrilling crowds with an incredible aerobatic display with two Lynx Helicopters from 702 Naval Air Squadron. The team’s title “The Black Cats” comes from a combination of the Lynx wildcat featured on the 702 Squadron badge. The carefully choreographed, all new display for the 2007 season fully utilizes the precision and aerobatic capabilities of the Lynx and the display features high-speed crosses, close formation work and opposing maneuvers.
Summary of Motor Sport Activity for Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone:
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is a race series dedicated exclusively to the Ferrari F430 Challenge which Ferrari clients can enter in a series of races at some of the most demanding and prestigious race circuits in Europe. In 2007, the F430 Challenge car is entering its second season of competition with an endurance race format that promises to offer dramatic action as the 60+ equally-matched 490hp V8 Ferraris jostle for position at every corner.
The F430 Challenge is a race-prepared version of the F430 road car – both feature Ferrari’s acclaimed F1 “paddle-shift” gearbox and carbon-ceramic brakes, but the race car also features a full GT-spec roll-cage, Lexan windscreen and air jacks and centre-locking wheels for quicker wheel changes. The F430 Challenge race car also runs on 19” tires which were specially developed by Pirelli for this championship. The F430 Challenge reaffirms the very close link between Ferrari’s competition and road car departments.
For the fortunate few, Ferrari invited 29 of their most loyal and passionate clients to purchase an FXX and join the company as a “Client Test Driver”. With only 29 FXX manufactured (plus one for Michael Schumacher), the FXX development program is one of the most exclusive technological test-beds available to clients. Their use is exclusively restricted to race circuits around the world – the car is not homologated for road or race use. The FXX forms a critical part of Ferrari’s commitment to research and development, with many of the innovations developed as part of the FXX program being evaluated for potential use on future Ferrari road cars.
Ferrari Shell Historic Challenge
With an unrivalled heritage of important and iconic competition cars, the Ferrari Shell Historic Challenge is the perfect arena for historic Ferraris from every decade to be enjoyed in their natural environment – on the race track. The series is a stunning showcase for the proud history of competition Ferraris spanning 60 years, with unique cars such as a 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Vignale, a 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione, and a 1980 Ferrari 512 BB Le Mans racing on track now just like they did when they first left Maranello.
The pace of development in the world of F1 motor racing is relentless, and, for many teams, cars from previous seasons are often relegated to spend their retirement in a museum collecting dust – but not so with Ferrari. After two years since they saw active competition, a select number of Ferrari F1 cars are offered for sale to Ferrari clients who wish to live out every boy’s fantasy of being a Formula One driver.
These cars are professionally supported and lovingly maintained by the same Ferrari personnel who were part of the team during the car’s racing career. The F1 Clienti stable includes cars from several decades of Ferrari’s unparalleled F1 racing success, with examples of Ferrari’s F1 cars previously driven by seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher, and Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T still providing a spectacle for Ferrari fans to enjoy many years after the car’s official retirement from competition.