Valencia, 13 November 2009
The engines of the fabulous historical cars participating in the Ferrari
Historic Challenge woke the Circuito di Cheste this morning in Valencia,
where the temperatures continue to be extremely mild under a sunny sky.
In the morning the F1 Clienti drivers went onto the track for a 40-minute
double-free practice session.
The upcoming race 1 of the Challenge Europe and North America will see
a fierce fight between participants for the title, which is foreseen for
tomorrow. In the afternoon the qualifying for the Shell Historic Challenge
and free practice of the F1 Clienti and FXX programme will be held,
culminating, in terms of motorsport, with race 1 in the Italian Ferrari
Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series.
The programme is extremely intense and the hospitality areas are ready to
welcome the guests of these exceptional three-day event, held for the first
time in Spain.
Thanks to the Spanish fans' great participation, this will be an extraordinary
Alonso at the World Finals in Valencia
Last Friday was Fernando Alonso's first working day at Maranello and
today, there is more good news for all Ferrari fans. They will be able to
welcome the Ferrari neophyte next Sunday in Valencia, where for the first
time, the Ferrari World Finals, the event which traditionally brings to a close
the Maranello marque's racing season, takes place outside Italy.
"We are pleased that Fernando will be able to attend what, for us, is a very
important event," said Stefano Domenicali. "It will be a great opportunity for
all our fans who will be able to give him a warm welcome and for
Fernando, who, for the first time, will be able to see and experience an
insider's view of the world of Ferrari. I wish to thank the Renault F1 Team
for making it possible for Fernando to be in Valencia; a generous gesture
which is much appreciated."
Massa also in Valencia
After receiving the message of Fernando Alonso’s presence at the
traditional event at the end of the motorsport season for the Prancing
Horse, the paddock at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit, completely tinged
in red on the occasion of the Ferrari World Finals, is enthusiastic about the
possibility of Felipe Massa’s appearance at this extraordinary event. The
World Finals, for the first time held outside of Italy, offers the fans the
opportunity to greet the complete 2010 team of the Scuderia Ferrari
Marlboro: the Brazilian driver will arrive from Sao Paulo to be next to his
future teammate, the third driver Giancarlo Fisichella and the two test
drivers Marc Gené and Luca Badoer.
The last ever Ferrari Historic Challenge races is on ... there may be a
replacement the "All Italian Make Challenge" ... with Abarth Alfa Lancia
Fiat Ferrari Maserati ... etc. entries