Austin, 10 March 2018 – A long straight and then an incredible surge in which for a moment all the driver can see is the sky. F1 Clienti drivers enjoy this amazing experience on the first curve of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, where the first Ferrari Racing Days of the season are underway.
Legendary engine. Two 412s, the T1 of 1994 and the T2 of 1995, with the V12 engine used by Prancing Horse single-seaters for years, drew most attention from the fans. Both 412s won races, with the T1 on the track at Austin triumphing in the 1994 German Grand Prix thanks to Gerhard Berger to end a Ferrari drought that had dragged on for three seasons.
Schumacher era. However, cars from the Schumacher era in the first half of the noughties did the lion’s share of the work on track. There were appearances from an F1-2000 and an F2001 belonging to the German champion. There were also a F2003 GA with which Rubens Barrichello won a number of Grand Prixes and a F2004, the record-breaking car that triumphed in 15 Grand Prixes out of 17 that season. An F2008 belonging to Kimi Raikkonen and an F138 from 2013 also made their appearance at COTA.
Prototypes. The Formula 1 cars were joined by two F333 SPs, the Prototype barchetta Sport designed for specially for F1 Clienti customers, which was very successful especially in America, including a 12 Hours of Sebring and a 24 Hours of Daytona. This video shows the best of the F1 Clienti sessions.