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 Program 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 iconic car of the 70th anniversary. The ambitious program 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 Ferrari’s Formula 1 mechanics.
Excitement beyond the track is also expected. 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.
The second round of the Ferrari Challenge APAC series featuring the brand new 488 Challenge car was one of the most anticipated events of the weekend. Around 30 drivers from three continents took part in the two races, with the most brilliant performances coming from local hero Huilin Han, Italy’s Philippe Prette, and Japan’s Makoto Fujiwara and Go Max.
Fans in the stands on Monday, the final day of the event, also had the chance to see the Ferrari Show performed by Andrea Bertolini and Ferrari F1 mechanics. The driver thrilled the people with some fast laps and burnouts, while the mechanics performed some lightning quick pit stops. In the end Bertolini and all the guys from Ferrari were met with fantastic applause by the thousandths of enthusiasts flocking the grandstands.