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Senna to drive Ferrari at Silverstone

NEWS STORY
23/05/2007

Whoever thought they'd see those words in a headline?

Anyway, Bruno Senna will star as a guest driver with the Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB at the forthcoming Ferrari Racing Days spectacular at Silverstone 8-10 June.

Senna, aged 23, only started his career as a professional racing driver in August 2004. His uncle, three-times F1 world champion Ayrton Senna, once said, "if you think I'm good, just wait until you see my nephew," and so far in GP2 Bruno has lived up to the billing, with victory in only his second race at Barcelona. From the very beginning of his motor racing career, Bruno has shown a strong and ambitious personality and he doesn't fear the comparison with his late uncle, saying, "If I am worse, the same or better than my uncle, only time will tell."

Massimo Fedeli, Managing Director of Ferrari GB Ltd, said, "We are very proud to welcome Bruno Senna to the Ferrari Challenge for our home round at Silverstone. The team are incredibly excited about Bruno's potential as he has already demonstrated his race-winning credentials after only a very short time in motor racing. Ferrari Racing Days is also the focus of Ferrari's 60th Anniversary celebrations in the UK, and we are sure the fans will appreciate the opportunity to see a Senna in a Ferrari for the first time."

Bruno will be driving a Ferrari F430 Challenge which carries a special livery with echoes of the Brazilian flag. Ferrari GB's Motorsport Director, Enrico Bertaggia, enthused about Bruno's potential: "Bruno is one of those drivers who has the eyes of a champion – he races to win. His determination and ability behind the wheel means he will be a serious contender for a podium at Silverstone."

Bruno Senna will also be driving one of the lead Ferraris in Ferrari GB's attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the "Largest Parade of Ferraris" which takes place at Silverstone on Saturday 9 June.

Featuring the UK round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli with over 60 equally matched Ferrari F430 Challenge cars jostling for position on one of the fastest F1 Grand Prix circuits, and the ultra-exclusive FXX which will be making its only official UK appearance, Ferrari Racing Days will be an action-packed weekend of Ferrari festivities which will appeal to Ferrari clients and the ever-faithful Tifosi.

Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone is the UK focus of Ferrari's 60th Anniversary and, quite appropriately, will also feature the Ferrari Shell Historic Championship in which classic road and race Ferraris compete in three different categories to relive the golden era of motorsport. Ferrari's customer motorsport division, Corse Clienti, are also supporting several Ferrari clients who will be demonstrating a range of famous and historic F1 cars from the company's illustrious racing past.

This is the only opportunity to see all four activities (Challenge, FXX, Historic, F1 Clienti) together in the UK, and it is the only time that all these activities will be seen together outside of the Finali Mondiali, Ferrari's end-of-year racing celebrations.

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