After the Ferrari World Design Contest, our guys at Autoblog.it visited Maranello facilities, specifically taking a tour of the Ferrari customer racing department, in the first of four posts of a “day at Maranello”. And you can see just what that means in the pics. The spick and span department is a metaphor for the slick racing services and is probably where the heart of Ferrari really lies.
Despite its luxury car production and highly desirable street supercars, track racing is really the spirit of Maranello and at the Fiorano Ferrari racing facilities, silence reigns in the workshop. We think this gallery of the Ferrari customer racing department really gets that feeling of purity and quietness across.
The Fiorano F1 Ferrari garage has a lot to offer those who want to see behind the scenes of some of the world’s most famous race cars. There are plenty of Formula 1 vehicles to see, including some in the first room in various stages of maintenance. That’s before you get to a kind of garage where no less than 50 Ferrari Formula 1 race cars are parked.
The oldest example we saw was a Ferrari F310 from 1996, and the most recent is an F2008 driven by Raikkonen, with all the aerodynamic attachments on display. Not all the customer F1 models are in this garage - some clients prefer to keep theirs in their home garage or in other storage situations, but all of those trusted to Ferrari staff are in that garage in Fiorano.
The F1 Ferrari customers join the happy few in the same kind of program as the FXX and 599XX programs. Ferrari offers an all inclusive pacakage which has everything from storage, to maintenance, on-track assistance and even event planning. There are some beautiful examples on show - a tricolore nose, a lovely white vehicle, and even another number 30 model sold by Michael Schumacher to a customer. Believe me - this is one gallery you don’t want to miss.