Bologna Show – Ferrari the star of a special day
Bologna, 3 December – The opening day of the 36th Bologna Motor Show offered Ferrari fans a truly unique opportunity to see examples of the Maranello marque’s main racing activities.
The usual Ferrari activities at this event was split into three, two of them featuring races between no less than 16 cars from the Italian and European series of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli and the third, a Formula 1 demonstration run with Giancarlo Fisichella at the wheel.
The two races were run in three legs and best of those driving the 458 was Philipp Baron: the Austrian driving for the team that bears his name managed to take the win in the final, beating Stefano Gai (Rossocorsa) with Lorenzo Bontempelli coming home third for the Kessel Racing team, while Dario Caso (CDP) crossed the line fourth. Andrea Belluzzi came off best of the F430 drivers, in the Motor/Modena car. The driver from San Marino won this years F430 category in the Italian Trofeo Pirelli, as well as the overall title at Mugello during the World Finals. Behind him at the motor show came Riccardo and Roberto Ragazzi both running in Ineco/Ram colours. Just off the podium was Diego Romanini in a Rossocorsa/Pellin 458.
At midday, the race track in area 48 was the scene of the traditional demonstration from Scuderia Ferrari: Giancarlo Fisichella did some laps and a simulated pit stop at the wheel of an F10, the car that the Maranello team used in the 2010 World Championship, getting a very enthusiastic reception from the fans who packed the grandstands.
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