Felipe Massa at Ferrari Racing Days in Budapest
Maranello, 31 August – This coming weekend, the Magyar Hungaroring circuit will be the backdrop to the third Ferrari Racing Days of the season. The event features the fifth rounds of the Italian and European series of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and will also see on track, the Ferrari cars involved in the non-competitive programmes run by the Maranello Corse Clienti Department. Alongside the F430 Challenge cars competing in a double bill of practice and races, fifteen historic single-seaters run by the F1 Clienti department will take to the track, as well as four Ferrari FXX and fourteen 599XX, taking part in some free practice sessions.
Special guest at the event on the Sunday, will be Felipe Massa, the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro race driver, who comes to Budapest to greet the Prancing Horse fans from the wheel of an F2008. On Saturday, the Maranello team’s official test driver, Marc Gené will be in attendance as a coach to the drivers taking part in the F1 Clienti programmes. The event gets underway on Friday 3 September, with testing and free practice, while Saturday features two qualifying sessions and the first races, ending on Sunday with the second leg for the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell categories, competing together in two races, but with separate classifications.
Going into the much awaited meeting, Andrea Belluzzi (Motor/Modena) from San Marino, leads the Italian Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli on 94 points, while the young Motor/Piacenza driver, Andrea Rizzoli heads the gentleman drivers in the Coppa Shell on 82 points. In the European series of the one-make championship, Austria’s Philipp Baron (Baron Service) heads the Trofeo Pirelli classification on 106 points, while England’s Oliver Morley of the Motor/Malucelli team, tops the Coppa Shell standings with 66 points.