The Ferrari Finali Mondiali will take place in North America for the very time ever when it comes to Daytona International Speedway December 1-4. With the partnership of two iconic world-class brands, plenty of significant storylines emerge.
Below are some of the biggest to keep your eye on during race weekend.
Coveted World Championship Comes to DAYTONA
This year is the first that the Ferrari Finali Mondiali will take place in North America after previously being held in Italy, Valencia and Abu Dhabi. The event, which closes the Ferrari sporting season, will see 458 Challenge EVOs take to the world-famous track. It includes the last races of the three Ferrari Challenge series and the awarding of the continental and world titles, as well as the entertainment offered by F1 Clienti and XX Programme.
Scuderia Ferrari Show
One of the most anticipated sights for the event will the Scuderia Formula 1 Ferraris on the famous DAYTONA road course. The mechanics and drivers of the winningest Formula 1 team in history will be at Daytona to let fans experience the excitement of Formula 1 on the track. In fact, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be among the stars of the Ferrari show on Sunday, when the Scuderia Forumla 1 team performs pit stops, lightning accelerations and thrilling laps on the 31-degree high banks.
XX Programme Cars
Not to be outdone by the historic Formula 1 cars, the XX Programme cars bring incredible power and beauty to the circuit. The FXX, the 599XX, along with Ferrari’s latest creation, the FXX K, are set to enthrall spectators with a perfect combination of flawless design, relentless power and leading-edge technology. The hybrid system of the FXX K, derived directly from the experience acquired by the Scuderia in Formula 1 is particularly noteworthy with an output of more than 1000 horsepower.
The rich schedule of activities includes the world record attempt for largest parade of Ferrari cars ever. Hundreds of models from all eras will be seen lapping one of the most iconic circuits in the world. It will truly be an unforgettable sight to behold! If you’re interested in bringing your Ferrari to join in on the parade, please contact Ferrari North America.
Complementing the exciting on-track action are the numerous activities and exhibits are planned in and around the paddock area. There will be a display of the complete road car range, including the brand new GTC4Lusso T and LaFerrari Aperta which were newly unveiled at this year’s Paris Motor Show. This is your chance to closely admire the entire line of Ferraris currently under production, from the V12s to the V8s and to the limited edition series.
Unveiling 488 Challenge
One of the most anticipated events of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali will be the unveiling of the new car designed for the Ferrari single-brand championship: the 488 Challenge, which will be adopted by the championship's three series starting from next season. The Ferrari Challenge, which started in 1993, will celebrate its 25th edition during the 2017 season and will be using a turbo-charged car for the first time. The 488 Challenge marks a step forward both in terms of drivability and aerodynamics. In addition, several other challenge cars will be on display all weekend long in the Fanzone including the 348, F355, 360, F430 and 458 EVO.
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For the first time ever, the Ferrari Finali Mondiali comes to North America. Come see Formula One, GT, XX Programme and Challenge cars on the legendary high banks of DAYTONA, December 1-4.
Get your tickets today at 1-800-PITSHOP or at daytonainternationalspeedway.com.