|The Pilota Ferrari driving courses offer Ferrari owners the|
opportunity to improve their driving skills and technique, to
enable them to fully appreciate the safe potential of their car
under a variety of conditions. The courses are not just about
being able to drive fast, but about driving in a secure and
sensible manner in accord with prevailing conditions. By
honing the skills and awareness of the driver, they should
effectively become safer on the road, whilst the improved
driving ability can offer them increased enjoyment of their car
in closed circuit conditions.
The ”Pilota Mugello” course is a 2 day intensive course at the
Ferrari owned Mugello circuit, sited to the north of Florence in
the beautiful hilly landscape of Tuscany.
|The courses are under the direction of former Grand Prix|
driver Andrea de Adamich, who heads an experienced band
of professional tutors. The tuition is both theoretical and
practical track based, and is undertaken in Ferrari 360
Modena and 550 Maranello models. On the first day the tutor
rides in the car with the student, and on the second is in
continuous radio contact from a pace car. Some of the
aspects of car control covered are skid control, emergency
braking, pendulum effect under heavy braking and ideal lines
on the track. On the final day, those participants who have
arrived in their own Ferraris have the opportunity to drive
them on the track, enabling them to put their newly acquired
skills into practise in their own machine. A course certifificate
is issued upon completion, together with a ”Pilota Ferrari”
helmet and various other specific mementoes of the
occasion. We don’t want to spoil the surprise!
|For those who want to progress to a higher level of|
accomplishment, there is an advanced course ”Corso
Avanzato” held at the Fiorano circuit in Maranello, adjacent to
the Ferrari racing department headquarters. This circuit is
used extensively by the F1 team for testing purposes. This
course is tailored to the individual, to further develop their
skills and understanding of car control under more extreme
Due to the number of participants who wanted to elevate their
newly found skills to an even higher level, a third course was
introduced in the year 2000. This is known as the ”Corso
Evoluzione”, and is open to participants who have completed
the previous two courses. It is a very tutor/student intensive 2
day course at Fiorano, in which the students end up driving
360 Challenge cars to full race specification.
All course packages include high quality hotel
accommodation close to the relevant circuit.
Full details on enrolment, cost and availability, are obtainable
through any official Ferrari dealer throughout the world.