Felipe Massa leads record-breaking Ferrari parade
Ferrari believes it has created a new world record with an astonishing parade of 964 cars at Silverstone.
The stunning range of Ferraris included numerous 458 Italias, classic F40s, Californias, 599s and more. The previous record for the most Ferraris on a single race track at once stood at 490 cars and was set at the Fuji Speedway circuit in 2008.
Ferrari representatives hoped to break the 1,000 cars mark, but while the event fell just short of that, all the requirements have been met to achieve the world record, and Guinness officials are expected to confirm it by the end of this week.
Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa was the guest of honour during the day, leading the huge parade around the recently-updated track in a 458 Spider. “It was a really unforgettable experience,” he said. “It’s a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans.”
This ambitious and successful attempt was carried out with the cooperation of the British Ferrari Owners Club and also raised money for charity, with Ferrari donating £5 (€6.25) for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their families.