Joining Ferrari at the event will be ex-Ferrari F1 driver, Rene Arnoux, who will be showcasing the XX programme and providing on-track demonstrations in the 599XX and FXX K track cars from the company’s Corse Clienti division. The on-track action also includes a round of the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic Series, organised and managed by the Ferrari Owners Club GB, which allows cars from the 308 GTB to the F355 to compete on track in a competitive racing format, with grids of around 30 cars competing in different categories to allow for the performance differences from cars of different eras.
Ferrari North Europe will be hosting 1,000 Ferrari VIP clients in an exclusive hospitality area overlooking the pit lane and the main start/finish line, with hospitality tickets available exclusively for Ferrari owners via the official Ferrari Dealer Network. Ferrari clients will be able to pre-book time on track for driving their own cars, or to test drive a car from the current Ferrari range both on road and on track. Clients will also be able to take part in a Ferrari parade each day, with more than 100 cars expected on track to showcase the incredible depth and breadth of the Italian marque’s heritage and product range over the company’s nearly 70 years.
Ferrari clients who are interested in competing in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, the Prancing Horse’s own one-make race series with a full calendar of racing throughout the year at races tracks all across Europe, will have the opportunity to see and experience the 458 Challenge which is still eligible to compete in the 2017 series alongside the 488 Challenge which makes its debut in the series next year.
The Friday will also see Ferrari North Europe host its annual Charity Event once again, in which 50 terminally-ill or seriously disabled children from Rays of Sunshine and from BEN, the automotive industry’s own benevolent fund, have a thrilling passenger ride in a Ferrari California T around the tight and twisty Stowe Circuit. This is the 7th year Ferrari North Europe has organised this event at Silverstone, and it has become the cornerstone of the brand’s CSR activities in the UK.
General Public tickets will grant access to the Ferrari paddock area and the special Ferrari “showroom” with a full product range of Ferrari cars on display inside Hall 1 of the Silverstone Wing. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Silverstone website: www.silverstone.co.uk/events/passione-ferrari. Tickets cost £10, while children aged 15 and under can attend for free when accompanied by a paying adult.