Chris Evans and his “magnificent seven” at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Maranello (Italy), 4 July 2011
BBC Radio 2 presenter, Chris Evans, concluded his annual charity drive and dine event with a full throttle assault on the hillclimb at Goodwood, raising £1.1million for Children in Need. This year’s selection of vehicles featured the best from Maranello’s past and present, including the latest Ferrari limited editions, the SA Aperta and the 599 GTO, which were joined by the F40, 250 GT Lusso, 275 GTB/4, 288 GTO and 365 GTC.
The ultra-exclusive SA Aperta features the same 670hp 6.0-litre V12 as in the 599 GTO and is limited to 80 examples worldwide. This particular example has a unique paint scheme which was inspired by one of the most beautiful and successful racing cars of all time, the 250 TR. The car also features special painted “Scuderia shields” on the front wings which echo the style of badge used during the 1950s and 60s, a detail which was personally requested by Evans.
The “Magnificent Seven” were also joined at Goodwood by several other classic and iconic Ferraris from the Prancing Horse’s stable, including the recently-launched FF, Ferrari’s first four-wheel drive car, an unrestored 375 MM, an iconic 312 B3 previously driven by Niki Lauda, and, of course, the 2010 F10 in which Fernando Alonso notched up five race wins last season, driven during the Goodwood event by Scuderia test driver, Marc Gené.
James Martin drives the Ferrari FF at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Maranello (Italy), 3 July 2011
Ferrari’s brand new flagship V12 four-seater, the FF was driven by James Martin, TV personality and celebrity chef, at the famous hillclimb course on the final day of the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Following his trip up the hill, James commented: “Fantastic! A great piece of kit, which handles like all the other Ferraris and it’s surprising that you’ve actually got two proper seats in the back. I’m 6ft 2in and I can sit in the back, no problem. There’s plenty of leg room. Very, very impressed.”
Also making a special appearance at this year’s Festival of Speed was BBC2’s very own Chris Evans and his fleet of “Magnificent Seven” Ferraris. Evans once again concluded his charity drive and dine event with a full throttle assault on the hillclimb at Goodwood, raising £1.1million for Children in Need. This year’s selection of vehicles featured the best from Maranello’s past and present, including the latest Ferrari limited editions, the SA Aperta and the 599 GTO. They were joined by the F40, 250 GT Lusso, 275 GTB/4, 288 GTO and 365 GTC.
Several fine examples of other classic Ferraris from the 1950s, 60s and 70s also took to the hill today, including a unique 375 MM from 1953. The faded and race-worn patina reveals the history of the vehicle and highlights the unique fact that this particular 375 MM, owned by Andreas Mohringer, has never been restored and retains all of its original parts.
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, Marc Gené once again took to the track in the 2010 Ferrari F10 single-seater, which was driven by Fernando Alonso during his fight for the F1 title last year.
Marc Gené wows crowds in the Ferrari F10 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Maranello (Italy), 2 July 2011
The 2010 Ferrari F10 single-seater, driven by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, Marc Gené, wowed the crowds today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Ferrari F10 was previously driven by Fernando Alonso during his fight for the title last season, notching up race wins in Bahrain, Germany, Italy, Singapore and Korea.
“This is one of the most successful Ferraris and to drive this car up the hill at Goodwood is an absolute honour. It’s really very special for me to be here, and I can tell you that the hill is very very fast,” Marc commented.
There are also several fine classic Ferraris on display at the Festival of Speed, including a unique 375 MM from 1953, a beautiful 246 Tasman from 1968 and a superb 312 B3 from 1973. They can all be seen over the weekend in both the F1 Paddock and the Cathedral Paddock.
The brand new flagship V12 four-seat Ferrari FF, front-engined V8 California and award winning V8 458 Italia all once again put on a fine display of performance and speed in the “Windows 7 Supercar Run”.
Ferrari 458 Italia at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Maranello (Italy), 1 July 2011
The award-winning Ferrari 458 Italia took centre stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today, alongside the new flagship V12 four-seater, the FF, and the front-engined V8 California.
In a superb display of performance and power, the 458 Italia demonstrated its racing-derived pedigree in today’s “Windows 7 Supercar Run”. The V8 mid-rear engined supercar took to the famous hillclimb this morning in an exciting and passionate drive up the 1.16 mile course.
The 458 Italia continues the Ferrari tradition of putting the thrill into driving thanks to years of track-derived technological innovations. Finished in a “bi-colore” scheme of Dark Red with a Nero Daytona (black) roof, the 458 Italia captures the racing heritage with carbon-fibre F1-inspired front winglets and carbon-fibre intake manifold and engine bay.
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, Marc Gené was also on hand today to put the 2010 Ferrari F60 single-seater, which was driven by Fernando Alonso during his fight for the F1 title last year, through its paces up the famous hillclimb course.
There are also several fine examples of classic Ferraris from the 1950s, 60s and 70s on display at the Festival of Speed, including a unique 375 MM from 1953, a beautiful 246 Tasman from 1968 and a superb 312 B3 from 1973. They can all be seen over the weekend in both the F1 Paddock and the Cathedral Paddock.
Ferrari at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Maranello (Italy), 30 June 2011
This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place this weekend. The event is one of the most prestigious meetings for historic cars of all types, racing and sports cars and is a truly memorable spectacle for fans who flock to watch. Cars tackle a hillclimb in the grounds of Lord March’s Goodwood House in West Sussex. The field covers every aspect of sports motoring, from the earliest cars of the twentieth century right up to current Formula 1 cars. Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro will be represented by an F10 and an F60, which competed in the Formula 1 World Championship over the past two seasons and they will be driven by Marc Gene, the Catalan driver who works for the Maranello Scuderia on car development. Representing the Prancing Horse’s road cars will be the new FF, the four seater, four wheel drive most versatile and powerful car ever produced by Ferrari, the extreme sports car, the 458 Italia, in its two tone version with Fire Red coloured bodywork and a Black Daytona roof, as well as the convertible Ferrari California 8 cylinder, in Tour de France blue with the roof and front pillars in Titanium Grey, recalling the traditional colours seen on the sports cars in the Fifties and Sixties.