Although still to be confirmed by the Guinness World Records Commission, Ferrari staged their biggest ever parade at Silverstone. 964 Ferrari’s beat the previous record of 490 cars dating back to 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit.
The Scuderia F1 Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa led the pack at the wheel of a 458 Spider. He was joined by Marc Gene who is the current test driver for the Ferrari F1 team.
On the Ferrari website Massa went on to say: “It was a really unforgettable experience. It’s a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans.”
The event was a chance to see almost the entire range of Ferrari cars, including the F12 which is the latest model, the most powerful road car ever built by the Maranello marque. It is estimated the total value of the Italian convoy was well in excess of £100 million. These include a number of Ferrari Enzo’s as well as the iconic Ferrari F40.
The secretary of the Ferrari Owners Club said: “It was a unique experience to be in the course car ahead of more than 900 other Ferraris. It is something that might never happen again and I am so proud to have been involved in the event”.
Ferrari donated £5 for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their family.