The Finali Mondiali weekend in Valencia was concluded with an exciting day for the Scuderia Ferrari Community fans, who had been invited to the event. In the late morning, after the intense race and show programme, the exclusive meeting with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa was on the agenda. The two Scuderia drivers dedicated some of their time to sign autographs and answer some questions from the fans, who were excited by the meeting.
In the early afternoon they had the possibility to follow the GT and Formula 1 car show right from the pit wall. One and a half hours of breathtaking cars entering and leaving the pitlane, including the simulation of a Grand Prix by the Formula 1 single-seaters. Immediately afterwards, once they had out on their helmets, the friends from the Community participated in a hot laps session on board of a 458 Italia next to a professional driver for a lap on the track.
Three exciting days in Valencia our friends are never likely to forget.
Jose Luis: The lap on the track was incredible! I am so happy that I had the possibility to get on board of a car with such an incredible performance. I liked the corners more than the straights, and then the driver’s countersteering, he’s great.
Pedro: It was phenomenal seeing the drivers, they approached us, spoke to all us and were really available. Seeing them on telly and here is really completely different. Already when we entered the Scuderia’s area I felt privileged, and then when they came out for us it was almost unreal.
Joan Carlos: The show was so exciting, we were just metres away from the Formula 1 cars, from the pit stop, the F10s’ burn outs on the finishing line. Everything increases the excitement: the noise, the frenetic work by the men around the cars, the smell of the tyres, the petrol. Well, a fascinating world, which today was really close to us.
Giulia: I finally saw the drivers! I came from Italy to see them and I was really excited. Fernando and Felipe spent some time with us for taking photos, talking to us and we could give them our best wishes for the next season.
Giorgio: Today I’ve seen them all: the Chairman, Stefano Domenicali, the drivers, the test drivers, the mechanics, the whole motorsport team. Well, today I personally met my heroes.
Virman: I’ve always been a Ferrari fan and seeing the historical cars from close up, driven by modern drivers, is even more beautiful. This was a unique occasion for me. In my country, a couple of hundreds of kilometres from where I live, Ferrari has made its best impression!