Coupled with the return of the only Formula One race in the United States, Ferrari just announced its newest Corso Pilota venue at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin to debut at the end of November. Named after Ferrari’s famed driving school which originated in Italy, and building on the success of the annual program in Mont-Tremblant, Canada, the Corso Pilota in Austin will offer Ferrari clients the opportunity to hone their driving skills while experiencing the full performance of their car in the controlled environment of a world-renowned race track.
Individual instruction is provided by top racing drivers in groups of no more than 18 people. Set to run for five sessions in 2013, the first one officially kicks-off November 25-26, on the heels of the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. The two-day course runs late November through mid-December and remains the most exclusive of all automotive performance driving programs in North America. Program dates include November 25-26, December 2-3, December 4-5, December 9-10 and December 11-12. Austin’s Corso Pilota fleet will include not only the 458 Italia, the California and the FF, but also Maranello’s most recent V12 creation, the F12berlinetta.
Marco Mattiacci, Ferrari North America President and CEO commented: “I am very pleased to bring Corso Pilota to an exciting Formula 1 track and to such a vibrant city like Austin. Corso Pilota is just another demonstration of how racing and precision performance is at the cornerstone of the Ferrari brand and how we foster this shared passion and sense of community amongst our clients.”
Hosted at the luxurious Four Seasons in downtown Austin and located within 20 minutes of the track, this program is developed for the most passionate Ferrari owners, eager to master a Ferrari’s performance potential. The package includes two days of program instruction, lodging and gourmet meals at the Four Seasons, transfers and a photo and video package.