Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona celebrates 40th anniversary
The second edition of the Mugello Historic Festival, the special event for the fans of historical cars, ended today, with numerous events dedicated to the Prancing Horse.
Ferrari, owner of the Mugello circuit in Tuscany, chose the track for the start of the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge, the championship exclusively for the jewels from Maranello and, since 1999, with the participation of historical cars from Maserati.
Today’s highlight was the special parade of 20 365 GTB4 "Daytona" at the end of the regularity race, which was started in Fiorano on Friday. The race event, part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Daytona, was held on parts of the "Circuito delle Tre Province", where Enzo Ferrari participated in his last race as a driver. The route led over the Abetone pass, Fiesole, Lucca and Florence to Mugello. On the podium Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa presented the trophies.
As far as the second races of the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge are concerned, victory went to the Maserati 250 F (1956) with Peter Heuberger in grid "A" for single seaters and Marc Devis with his Maserati 250 SI (1956) in grid "B" for cars with drum-brakes. The Ferrari 312 PB (1972) with Irvine Laidlaw won the first place in group "C" (cars with disk-brakes).
Yesterday, with the first races of the weekend, Peter Heuberger with Maserati 250 F (1956) won the run of grid "A", Irvine Laidlaw, behind the wheel of his Maserati 250 S (1957), grid "B". The British driver also won the race of grid "C" crossing the line first with his Ferrari 312 PB (1972).