At Birmingham NEC until Sunday
Birmingham, 12 January 2018 – Ferrari is pleased to be the main feature at the annual Autosport International racing car show at the NEC in Birmingham, which runs until Sunday. This is the first time that Ferrari’s Competizioni GT and Corse Clienti departments have had a motor show stand dedicated to the company’s racing activities.
Dream display. On display are a Ferrari 488 Challenge, with which clients compete in the Ferrari Challenge European series, the world-championship 488 GTE driven by James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, a FXX K EVO, the new entry among the XX Programmes cars, the F2004 F1 car, a single-seater that takes part in the F1 Clienti activities, and the SF17H F1 car driven by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen during the 2017 season.
Top class drivers. As part of the company’s involvement in the show, Ferrari drivers and World Champions James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi were protagonists on the Autosport main stage, entertaining the live audiences with a recap of their experiences in Ferrari GT racing and what it feels like to be a world champion. Ferrari drivers Miguel Molina and Marc Gene join the Autosport International show on Friday and will be taking part also on Saturday.
“Muner”. Ferrari is also supporting the “Muner” project (Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna) which is a new initiative with four Universities in the Italian Motor Valley, based in the Emilia Romagna region, in partnership with several automotive manufacturers in the region. The initiative will see the Universities offering a range of Master’s Degree level courses with the aim of preparing young top class engineers for the automotive industry.
Challenge UK series. The Autosport International show was the perfect location for Ferrari to announce the company’s intention to evaluate to launch a dedicated Ferrari Challenge series in the UK in 2019. A dedicated UK series of the Ferrari Challenge would be run to the same regulations as the Ferrari Challenge European Series, and would be open to any UK clients who own a Ferrari 488 Challenge race car. Further details regarding the potential race calendar and other technical details will be announced at the Ferrari Challenge Europe race weekend which takes places at Silverstone from 27-29 April 2018 and at the FIA WEC’s 6 Hours of Silverstone from 17-19 August 2018.