4 July 2017

Ferrari celebrate 70 year anniversary at Goodwood

Ferrari celebrated its 70th anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with 70 historic, iconic and championship-winning Ferrari cars thrilling crowds with a special parade of cars tackling the famed hillclimb circuit, before coming together on the Lawn of Goodwood House to create a unique and spectacular 'Ferrari Moment'.

The parade was led by the first car to wear the Ferrari badge, the 1947 Ferrari 125 S, and Maranello's latest model, the very limited edition LaFerrari Aperta which is the star of the company's anniversary celebrations. Many championship-winning single seaters and endurance racers from the Scuderia Ferrari's illustrious racing history joined the two iconic cars to create a super display at the very heart of the Festival of Speed.

These cars were driven by motorsport legends Derek Bell, Jackie Stewart and Dario Franchitti, as well as Marc Gene (Scuderia Ferrari F1), Alessandro Pier Guidi (FIA World Endurance), Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta (Ferrari GT). Ferrari's XX programme cars, the FXX and FXX K were driven by Factory GT Drivers Sam Bird and James Calado, while the 599 XX was piloted by ex-Scuderia Ferrari driver, Rene Arnoux.

The LaFerrari Aperta will be travelling around the UK's Official Ferrari Dealer Network throughout July and into August where fans will be able to see this exclusive car.

Unfortunately, it won't be coming to the ROI but Ferrari fans can travel to Belfast on 12 August where it will be on show at some venues throughout the day - Charles Hurst, Belfast; The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood from 14:30-16:00; at the Titanic Slipways, Titanic Quarter, Queen's Road, Belfast from 16:30-17:00, with a later showing at Hillsborough Castle in Co Down from 17:30-18:30.