Ferrari celebrated its 70th anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ferrari celebrated its 70th anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

70 historic, iconic and championship-winning Ferrari cars thrilled 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. Multiple championship-winning single seaters and endurance racers from the Scuderia Ferrari’s illustrious racing history joined the two iconic cars to create an incredible 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, René Arnoux.

After its starring role at the Festival of Speed, the LaFerrari Aperta will be travelling around the Official Ferrari Dealer Network throughout July and into August, where fans will be able to see this exclusive car as part of an exciting display of Ferrari cars which will showcase the incredible heritage, design and racing history of 70 years of the world’s most powerful and recognisable automotive brand.

Ferrari Fans are encouraged to share their images of the parades and car displays by using the following social media tags for a chance of their images being included in a collage of Ferrari 70th Anniversary images at the end of the year:

#Ferrari70 #WorldTour #Location (e.g. #Lyndhurst or #Exeter)

5th July Meridien Modena, Lyndhurst

14:00-16:30 Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT

9th July Carrs, Exeter

13:00-16:00 Plymouth Hoe, Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2PJ

11th July Dick Lovett, Swindon

09:00-10:00 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PS

15th July Maranello Sales, Egham

12:00-14:00 The Long Walk, Windsor

20th July HR Owen Sports Cars, Kensington

11:00-13:00 Surprise location in Central London – to be announced

22nd July Lancasters, Colchester

14:00-16:00 Bond Street, Chelmsford, CM2 6JJ

25th July Graypaul, Nottingham

14:30-17:30 Belvoir Castle, Grantham, NG32 1PE

19:15 Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

28th July Graypaul, Birmingham

12:30-16:00 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

1st August Stratstone, Manchester

14:00-16:00 Capesthorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY

4th August JCT600 Brooklands, Leeds

13:00-17:00 Roundhay Park, Mansion Lane, Leeds, LS8 2HH

8th August Graypaul, Edinburgh

14:00-18:00 Holyrood Palace

Broad Pavement Car Park, Queens Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG

12th August Charles Hurst, Belfast

14:30-16:00 The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Cultra, 153 Bangor Road, Holywood, BT18 0EU

16:30-17:00 Titanic Slipways, Titanic Quarter

1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP

17:30-18:30 Hillsborough Castle

The Square, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6AG

The final event on the LaFerrari Aperta’s UK Tour will be Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone, from 22-24 September, where the car will once again lead a parade of iconic and historic Ferrari cars around the British GP circuit. Ferrari Racing Days is the UK round of the Ferrari Challenge European Series, in which the 458 Challenge makes its final appearance alongside the 488 Challenge which will run solus in the Ferrari Challenge in 2018.

Ferrari’s Corse Clienti division will also be running a number of sessions for F1 Clienti and XX Programme cars, including a number of important race-winning F1 cars from several different decades of Ferrari’s racing past. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/ferrari-racing-days/.