The 21st Annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic is a convention for Ferrari enthusiasts that sees some 400 of these remarkable cars coming to Palm Beach. A highlight of the event is the Floriday Trophy, which is a two day track meet that will be held at Palm Beach International Raceway. The 19th of January will feature the Tour of Palm Beach, with some 80 classic Ferraris traveling the roads of Palm Beach. On 21 January is the Concorso d’Eleganza during which the Ferrari’s are jusdged in various classes and categories. Along with these scheduled events are a number of other receptions and gatherings.
Dates: 17 to 22 January 2012
City: Palm Beach
Country: United States of America
As India prepares to host the inaugural Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix taking place on 28-30 October 2011, President and CEO of Formula One Management, Bernie Ecclestone, has been reported as saying that F1 authorities are happy with the progress at the newly constructed Buddh circuit located outside New Delhi. This comment came after the World Motor Sports Council met on Friday prior to the Singapore Grand Prix, which was won by Sebastian Vettel, with Jenson Button taking second place, and Mark Webber in third.
The 5.137-kilometer Buddh circuit on the outskirts of New Delhi’s Noida suburb has been designed by German engineer and auto racer, Hermann Tilke, with extensive input from representatives of the Formula One teams that will be competing in the much-anticipated event. The track has a number of gradient changes and other interesting and challenging features, and is considered to be on a par with other Formula One venues.
Race organizers, Jaypee Sports International, have revealed that American pop star Lady Gaga will be performing at the concert scheduled to take place after the race on 30 October, and US heavy-metal band Metallica will take to the stage in the F1 Rocks concert on 28 October in nearby Gurgaon. A host of other entertainment events will take place throughout the three-day Formula One weekend.
In the run-up to the Indian Formula 1 Grand Prix, auto racing fans are being offered the opportunity to view Formula 1 cars up close. One of the Red Bull Racing F1 cars has been spotted on the streets of Noida, while Ferrari unveiled their F1 car at a shopping center in Saket. It is expected that a number of F1 racing teams will be appearing at special events being staged to generate interest in the race. Judging by the enthusiasm with which each new development is greeted, local racing fans are more than ready to support India’s entry into this popular high-speed sport.
Spectators traveling to India for the event should be sure to set some time aside to explore both new and old Delhi. As the ancient city blends with the new, this popular tourist destination in India boasts historic landmarks, fascinating history and colorful culture.
The Formula1 British Grand Prix 2011 was a very special event for Ferrari. Sixty years ago, a driver by the name of Jose Frolian Gonzalez won the first race ever in the history of the Ferrari team at Silverstone, and seeing Fernando Alonso on the podium in first position for Ferrari on the weekend was almost as if the team had come full circle. Driving the Scuderia has been a difficult task for Alonso, as he has had to watch ten victories pass him by, but he has finally been able to prove that there is great improvement with the Scuderia, and that the Ferrari team is back in action.
The Silverstone track did offer the drivers a few challenges, as it was wet in some parts of the track, while other places on the track were still a little damp. Alonso commented that there were a few uneasy moments during the race, such as when he was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton, but the entire team remained calm and focused, which was an advantage for them. While Lewis Hamilton was fighting off the two Red Bull drivers, Alonso was able to concentrate on his driving, not making any mistakes, and he only realized that he had a chance to win once he came out of his final pit stop. Sebastian Vettel’s pit stop did not go well, and all these factors opened up the opportunity for Alonso to cross the finish line more than sixteen seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettel. He also went on to say that it was a great honor to win a race on the same track, sixty years after Ferrari enjoyed their first victory.
Vettel was followed home by Mark Webber, his Red Bull team mate, and the fight for fourth position was extremely thrilling. Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa where in a fierce battle right to the end, even leading them to collide slightly as the pressure mounted. But Hamilton was able to steal fourth position away from Massa by a few inches. The Ferrari team will now be looking at the next Grand Prix event, which will be hosted in Germany, and will most definitely be moving forward with more confidence, as this victory was very good for the morale of the team and the drivers.
Automotive enthusiasts will definitely want to be at this fantastic convention. Some 400 Ferraris are expected to be in attendance. Included in the schedule is a two day track meet to be held at Palm Beach International Raceway, followed by the Tour of Palm Beach. A major highlight is the Concorso d’Eleganza, during which some 150 Ferraris will be judged on elegance and originality by international experts. There will be a number of delightful events in the evenings, so attendees are assured of an exquisite six day convention.
For entry forms and more information, please visit the Cavallino website.
Date: 18 to 23 January 2011
Venue: The Breakers Resort Hotel
City: Palm Beach
Country: United States of America
There is nothing more thrilling than a joy ride in an amusement park, enjoying the excitement of the experience of traveling at high speed through twists and turns. And when it comes to high speed, no one is better qualified than Ferrari. Yas Island in Abu Dhabi will be unveiling the new Ferrari World, a Formula 1 theme park. Adrenalin rides of all shapes and sizes will have visitors in awe, especially the biggest draw card of the theme park, namely the Formula Rossa roller coaster.
The opening of Ferrari World will be a historical occasion as it will be the first Ferrari theme park in the world. Over and above this fact, the entire theme park is indoors, making it the biggest indoor theme park as well. The entire structure stands at a height of fifty meters and covers an area of four hundred and fifty thousand square meters. The area that is accessible to the public is eighty-six thousand square meters. It is located on the land next to the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit. Its unveiling is perfectly timed, as on the 12th of November 2010 the second annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race will be held.
The exciting Formula Rossa roller coaster is a ride for the brave, as everyone on board will be subjected to a G-force of 7.1! This phenomenal rollercoaster is set on a track of the utmost safety and all passengers will be supplied with protective goggles, as this high speed roller coaster will reach speeds of a hundred kilometers an hour in just under three seconds and can go from zero to two hundred and forty kilometers in just under five seconds. This means that riders, with a staggering twenty thousand eight hundred horsepower behind them, will reach the first arch in the roller coaster ride within five seconds.
The interesting Fiorano GT Challenge ride consists of two rails that run parallel to one another and are approximately a kilometer in length. This ride will give visitors the true experience of racing, with both Ferrari F430 Spiders racing along the track taking patrons on an unforgettable ride. There are twenty rides in total, as well as simulators and a host of other attractions. Staff will be easily recognizable as their uniforms resemble those of Ferrari’s pit crews. Ferrari World is a theme park that will thrill, excite and entertain, and will be a massive attraction for visitors from all over the world.