Eager to drive
The customers in France also included several Ferrari Challenge drivers who, waiting to take to the track with
the new 488 produced for the one-make championship, donned their driving suits and helmets for a first run
out after the winter break. Some of them also decided to take part in a kart race, just to keep in practice. The
weather conditions were perfect and so the special XX Programmes customer testers like the F1 Clienti
drivers had the full pleasure and excitement of hurtling around the track in their Ferraris. They enjoyed the
assistance of two exceptional tutors, Marc Gené and Olivier Beretta, both with experience in Formula 1 and
many victories in endurance competitions.
Everyone was impressed with the Circuit Paul Ricard, with its long Mistral straight and especially the famous
high-speed Signes corner. This was also a dress rehearsal for the circuit’s staff ahead of July, when the
Ferrari Challenge will stop in Le Castellet two years after the 2015 Ferrari Racing Days. Track activities
continue tomorrow with another day of testing.