Ferrari Corso Pilota
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Ferrari Corso Pilota, exclusively available to Ferrari clients, provides the opportunity to attend a progression of courses that develop driving skills, confidence and ability. Through the four-part sequence, participants will engage in increasingly technical and complex activities and apply the skills acquired in earlier courses to further develop their abilities, all delivered at the ideal pace and with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Participants begin at the Sport level, before progressing to Advanced, Evolution and finally the Challenge Course, where they will have an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to compete safely in the Ferrari Challenge series.
Throughout the training, clients will receive lessons and insight from a group of professional instructors with years of Ferrari driving experience, each one ideally equipped to instruct and develop drivers at every level.
Corso Pilota Sport offers a complete, progressive program focused on giving participants a comprehensive understanding of sport driving techniques. The two-day course consists of a specific and exciting training program based on an exclusive, personalized teaching method, using Ferrari cars for track work and vehicle control exercises. Up to 28 customers are divided into four groups and receive direct, engaging instruction on the most efficient driving position in the cockpit, progressive acceleration and brake control, and establishing precise driving lines through bends. The training leads up to thrilling car control exercises that demonstrate conditions and application of power oversteer. The course also provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the actual performance of various Ferrari models thanks to a program that lets you experience different electronic vehicle control setups. The practical instruction is completed by several theory sessions aimed at giving a more in-depth insight into driving technique and helping drivers analyze vehicle behavior.
For customers who have already completed Corso Pilota Sport and acquired the basic driving techniques, Ferrari offers this second, more advanced program. The two-day Advanced Course admits 20 participants, divided into four groups. Attendees get the opportunity to do plenty of intensive, specialist Ferrari driving and learn about advanced high-speed driving and vehicle control. As always, the emphasis is on continuity in practice and safety. The Advanced Course also involves several theory sessions that can be individually tailored to suit the technical aptitude and driving style of each participant, thanks to the continuous use of the in-car data acquisition system (telemetry). Starting from this level, participants learn to analyze their own performance behind the wheel, and through dynamic skill trials. This is elaborated upon even further in the Evolution Course.
The two-day Evolution Course divides participants into four groups of four and offers each the opportunity to develop their on-road Ferrari driving skills while experiencing the unique thrill of driving a 488 Challenge Evo race car. Driving techniques and excitement are enhanced by in-depth telemetric analysis, also based on the use of competition cars and tires. What’s more, a highly personalized teaching approach is dedicated to improving the technique and personal performance of each participant in greater detail, based on intensive use of data acquisition systems. As its name suggests, the Evolution Course is the natural “evolution” of Ferrari Corso Pilota. By means of dynamic skill trials, the training program helps drivers adapt sports driving techniques to day-to-day situations in advanced track sessions, during which they discover the performance of road-going Ferraris and that of the 488 Challenge Evo race car, as well as furthering their own personal limits.
Previous participation in a Pilota Ferrari – Advanced Course is a prerequisite to registration
Ferrari Corso Pilota is completed in the Challenge Course, the ultimate expression of sports driving instruction dedicated to Ferrari customers. This two-day course takes the sports concepts developed in the previous three programs to their logical conclusion. Ferrari has created the Challenge Course to provide highly professional and technically advanced instruction in order to bring customers closer to the world of Ferrari racing. It therefore provides in-depth instruction aimed at perfecting driving technique and maintaining constant performance over timed track sessions, as well as teaching participants how they can take part in the Ferrari Challenge professionally, safely and competitively. The dynamic program is based on track driving sessions with the 488 Challenge Evo. Chronometric and telemetric assessment is used to help participants gain familiarity with basic racing techniques, such as starting and overtaking, the procedures at various stages of a race, car setup methods, and race rules and regulations. The Challenge Course therefore offers a highly exciting and professional experience necessary to become a real Ferrari racing driver.