Ferrari fantasy: Almost 1,000 take to the track to set a new record

Although it has yet to be officially ratified, it seems pretty likely a new world record was established yesterday for the biggest parade of Ferraris ever organised.

A total 964 cars took to the Silverstone circuit to beat the previous record of 490 Ferraris dating back to 2008 at Japan's Fuji Speedway Circuit.
Felipe Massa was the guest of honour, leading the parade at the wheel of a 458 Spider. "It was a really unforgettable experience," said the Scuderia Ferrari race driver. ''It's a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans."

It was a truly memorable scene with the Ferraris at Silverstone circuit as part of the Ferrari Racing Days.

The success of the parade was in no small part thanks to the co-operation of the British Ferrari Owners' Club and it was all in a good cause, as Ferrari donated £5 for every car in the parade to BEN, the charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their family.

Also taking part in the parade was Marc Gene, who is attending the event as a special coach for drivers taking part in the F1 Clienti programmes.

There was also an opportunity for spectators to admire the entire range of Ferrari cars, including the very latest model the F12 Berlinetta, the most powerful road car ever built by the Maranello marque.

Guinness World Records are due to to confirm the record by the end of next week.

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