Over the weekend of 13th and 14th of September Silverstone race circuit played host to a quite ridiculous gathering of Maranello’s finest creations for both the road and racetrack. The Ferrari Racing Days event saw the 5th round of the European Ferrari Challenge take to the track with the quite formidable (and loud!) support acts of Ferrari’s F1 Clienti and XX programs.
Throughout the weekend I had the great pleasure of covering Team Forza’s exploits with their Fling App liveried 458 Challenge. The team had a mixed weekend with a DNF in Saturday’s race despite running 2nd for the majority. It just so happened I had arrived on the entry to Becketts poised to snap the car as it flicked in to view a little more sideways than it should’ve been and proceeded to spin in front of the oncoming pack and into the gravel; Is there such a thing as photographers curse?! Things brightened up however on the Sunday with a well-earned 2nd place for their driver Giacomo Stratta.
It has to be said that a real highlight of the weekend was shooting the retired F1 cars of the F1 Clienti program and the outrageous FXX and 599XX track specials. Visually and aurally stunning it was quite simply a dream; a point shown by the sheer number of shots I took of them all.
My thanks again to Giacomo, Team Forza and Fling.