Ferrari Challenge is the one-make series par excellence, the most wide ranging and admired in the world. The series was established in 1993 and the events are FIA approved, thus ensuring a very high standard of organisation and safety.
The championship was an immediate success: it’s formula which insists on participants being dealers or authorised race shops, means the cars’ performance is very closely matched, which thus puts the emphasis on the drivers. There are three series, the oldest being the European, as well as the North American one and the latest one, now in its fourth year, the Asia-Pacific.
There are two cars used in all three Challenge series this year: the brand new 488 Challenge, unveiled at the Finali Mondiali 2016 in Daytona, and the 458 Challenge EVO.
There are four classes for each race: Trofeo Pirelli Pro, Trofeo Pirelli, Coppa Shell and Trofeo Pirelli 458. Furthermore there are two divisions in the Coppa Shell: the Gentlemen Cup, for those over 55, and the Ladies’ Cup for the fastest girl competing in the series. Four races in one therefore, with four winners per race and four opportunities for a great spectacle.
The races are usually very close, which is the main appeal of this series, but the drivers also get to enjoy driving on some of the most famous tracks in the world.