Course Overview

Overview

Now available at two premium tracks in North America, the FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE is an exclusive two-day precision driving school that allows Ferrari Owners and special guests to experience the performance of a Ferrari in the controlled environment of a race track. Offered since 2006 in Canada and now in Austin, Texas, these courses are based on the Corso Pilota programs available in Italy. Students drive the all-new F12berlinetta, California 30 and 458 Italia.

The instructional team is a host of current and former professional racers. Among them are veteran Grand-Am drivers Jeff Segal and two-time Rolex 24-Hour champions (GT) J.F. Dumoulin and Anthony Lazzaro.

During the two day program, students learn various driving techniques including threshold braking, weight transfer, managing acceleration,identifying the ideal driving line on track and discovering the limits of vehicle adhesion in both wet and dry driving situations.

Although the setting is a race track, the FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE is not a racing school. The focus is on learning to drive and control a Ferrari properly and to understand and communicate with the vehicle. Graduates are then better prepared to face challenging driving situations with an enhanced sense of awareness and greater precision. The school takes a step-by-step approach that starts with an important discussion of vehicle dynamics, or why cars behave the way they do. Skills are progressively developed before students lap the complete race track.

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Details

Basic Program Specifications

  • Two-day program curriculum
  • $10,700 USD program fee for Mont Tremblant / $13,500 USD program fee for Austin
  • 15-18 students per program
  • 5 star accommodations at the Hotel Quintessence
  • Vehicles: 458 Italia, F12berlinetta and California
  • Photo package
  • Video package
  • Event memorabilia

Guest Package Specifications

  • $1,050 USD includes
  • Two nights lodging with registered student
  • Shuttle transfers to/from race track/Hotel Quintessence/Four Seasons Austin
  • Champagne reception and hors d'oevres
  • Group dinner
  • Two group lunches at race track
  • Hot lap of race track with professional driver

Advanced Program

Ferrari North America offers Advance level programs for graduates of the Basic level. Like the Basic programs, Advance courses will follow the same curriculum as that offered in Italy by the Pilota school. The premise of the Advance level is to further develop the skills identified in the Basic program, and to provide even greater comfort and confidence at speed. In-depth training, including the use of telemetry analysis, includes theory sessions and involves highly personalized instruction.



Advanced Program Specifications

  • Two-day Advanced program curriculum
  • $12,900 USD program fee for Mont Tremblant / $16,500 USD program fee for Austin
  • $800 USD damage limitation option **
  • 12-15 students per program
  • 5 star accommodations at the Hotel Quintessence
  • Vehicles: 458 Italia, F12berlinetta and California - exposure to the 458 Challenge race car
  • On-board data capture and analysis
  • Photo package
  • Video package
  • Event memorabilia

Guest Package SpecifICations

  • $1,050 USD includes
  • Two nights lodging with registered student
  • Shuttle transfers to/from race track/Hotel Quintessence
  • Champagne reception and hors d'oevres
  • Group dinner
  • Two group lunches at race track
  • Hot lap of race track with professional driver

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  • Cars

    Cars
    The FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE utilizes a fleet of 14 cars including the all-new F12berlinetta.

  • Team

    Cars
    The FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE instructor corps consists of active and veteran road racers and champions. Each offers vast experience drawn from race training and driver coaching, many with Ferrari Challenge race teams.The group provides individual instruction designed to elevate an owner's appreciation and understanding of their car, both on track and on public roads.

  • Contact
    Questions regarding course registration, cancellation, transportation and general enquires should be directed to:

    Ferrari Concierge
    Toll-free 1.866.551.2828
    Email: support@ferrarisupport.com


    Mailing Address
    Attn: FERRARI DRIVING EXPERIENCE
    Ferrari North America, Inc.
    250 Sylvan Avenue
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632