On the occasion of the third round in the Ferrari Challenge Italia the Scuderia Ferrari Community invited some Premium Users for an exceptional weekend at the Misano Adriatico circuit in the Romagna region.
The guests watched the qualifying sessions in the morning from the paddock terrace and were then lead to a guided visit in the box and of the pitlane by Beppe Schenetti, the professional Challenge driver, who explained the technical and organisational aspects of the 458 Challenge and the single-marque series respectively. In the afternoon the guests went for a sensational lap on the track in the 458 Italia, leaving the lucky passengers speechless. We asked some about their impressions of the day:
"This was a new experience for me. The part I didn't know, the Challenge, was very interesting. I follow the Challenge on telly but not in action. The whole ambience was breathtaking. It's a world on its own. It's wonderful: from the hospitality area to the warm welcome by the participants. What I liked most was the spectacular lap. Really unbelievable, especially in a car I've watched being set up in the for the Challenge sessions and then I could climb on board. Such a warm welcome from the staff and the drivers, who took me on the lap. We really felt at home."
"This was definitely a unique experience. I knew the Challenge. I had seen it in Misano. I came here once for a race weekend. But it wasn't like today, when I had the possibility to see the box and listen to the things happening here. I also drove her in Misano with a safety driving course, but today's hot lap was exceptional. The point of view of a racing driver is completely different from what we experience every day. It was so intense, I couldn't almost enjoy it. I have to add that I didn't expect such a good organisation for these races. The hospitality area is well managed and I was really impressed. I've benn a member of the Community for a couple of months now and I was lucky enough to receive this exceptional present. I can't wait to see the media room and learn how they work behind the scenes on what we can see when we watch the races on TV."
Tomorrow the guests will be twice as many as today and there will be more hot laps and many exciting moments on the track.