Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone 2007 – Your Chance to Help Set a New Guinness World Record
Held just two weeks before the climax of this year’s 60th birthday celebrations at Maranello, the British Racing Days event is looking like a ‘must-do’ weekend. The latest attraction is the addition to the Ferrari GB F430 Challenge team of the Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna’s nephew, Bruno.
Already a sensation (Senna-sation??!), in GP2, the 23 year-old from Sao Paolo will will be driving a Ferrari F430 Challenge resplendent in a special Brazilian livery. He will be competing alongside the teams’ other star drivers, including Nathan Kinch and Jamie Constable who race under the Team Vertu Racing.
Ferrari GB’s cars will be amongst 60 entered for the exciting Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, which promises to be real door-handle stuff, and features races on the Saturday and Sunday.
And the young Brazilian isn’t leaving it at that, he’ll also be heading the parade of cars in Ferrari GB’s attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Parade of Ferraris” which takes place at Silverstone on Saturday 9 June.
You too can join this endeavour by calling Ferrari GB on +44(0)1753 878700 with details of your Ferrari.
But be quick, as the deadline for applications is Friday 1 June!
In addition to all of this there will be the glamorous Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, F1 Clienti activities that feature genuine ex-Scuderia F1 cars put through their paces under the professional guidance of Scuderia mechanics, and the only UK appearance of the FXX Programme, the exclusive-beyond-measure track-only cars that, when they go out onto the circuit, will rattle the windows of nearby Towcester.
With the UK being one of the leading markets for Ferrari, it’s no surprise that the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain will have a significant display at the event, and will be the prime movers behind the assembly of forty F40 models, to celebrate the Club’s 40th anniversary. Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone will most likely be the largest gathering of the marque in the UK in 2007. And in addition to the F40 gathering, British owners will be enjoying themselves on the track competing in the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic series, open to production Ferraris built prior to 1990
If there’s a lull in the on-track action spectators can take time off to admire the Royal Navy “Black Cat” Helicopter Display Team, the Royal Navy’s elite équipe that will be carrying out an incredible aerobatic display with two Lynx Helicopters from 702 Naval Air Squadron. There’ll also be The Red Devils freefall parachute team on the Sunday, and as a counter to the feast of Latin horsepower, the Band of the Royal Marines – just the backdrop for tea and cucumber sandwiches.
It’s going to be good.
Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone will be held from Friday 8th, to Sunday 10th June 2007.
Tickets are now available from the hotline, +44(0)8704 588 320. Special advance purchase ‘Weekend’ tickets are £20 (+ booking fee), with children under 16 free when accompanied by a paying adult. On-the-day prices are FREE on the Friday, £15 on the Saturday, or £25 on Sunday.
There will be VIP parking available for Ferrari owners who purchase tickets through their local Official Ferrari Dealer. For details of your nearest Official Ferrari Dealer, see www.ferrari.co.uk.
Text: Steve Wakefield
Photos: Ferrari GB/Classic Driver
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