Shanghai, May 29, 2017 – The widely acclaimed Ferrari Racing Days returned this weekend to Shanghai for the seventh consecutive year, with more than 150 national media and 47,000 passionate Ferrari owners and enthusiasts descending on the Shanghai International Circuit for a gripping and exhilarating programme with the Maranello manufacturer that makes the world dream about Italian excellence.
Show on the circuit. Customers, fans, and media enjoyed a dazzling array of highlights including the Corse Clienti activities which consisted of F1 Clienti, XX Programme and APAC Challenge with the new 488 Challenge, the seventh car prepared for the one-make series and the first turbo engined. In the paddock a stunning fleet was available made up of a record number of classic cars, each of which reflects Ferrari’s 70 years; and innovative Maranello new creations such as the most powerful Ferrari 812 Superfast and the revolutionary LaFerrari Aperta, the iconinc car of the 70th anniversary. The ambitious programme was enhanced by a star-studded list of special guests and celebrities such as the renowned actor William Feng, famed singer and actor Jimmy Lin; the talented young Chinese race driver Guan Yu Zhou, member of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA); and some of the brands’ most passionate Ferrari Owner Club (FOC) leaders. To finish on a high spectators on the grandstands were thrilled by the F1 Show featuring official Ferrari driver Andrea Bertolini and the Scuderia Ferrari mechanics.
Excitement beyond the track. Following the successful opening of the Tribute to Ferrari – 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Shanghai Auto Museum, the Italian supercar manufacturer presented some of its most stunning classic cars from the Museum to Shanghai International Circuit, including the legendary 195 Inter, the glorious Testarossa that was first made available in 1984, the pioneering front-engined V12 car 550 Maranello, and the highly coveted 599 GTO created in 2010.