Marc Gené Drives Two Very Special Ferraris at Goodwood
Scuderia Ferrari driver Marc Gené demonstrated two very special Ferraris yesterday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed: a 2010 Scuderia Ferrari F10 Formula 1 car and Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC, a custom creation made by Ferrari’s ‘Special-Projects’ division.
The F10, chassis no.285, was previously driven by Fernando Alonso and scored four grand prix victories in 2010: Germany, Italy, Korea and Singapore. It is participating in the Contemporary Grand Prix Cars class.
Gené also drove the SP12 EC, styled after the 512BB, in the Michelin Supercar Run. Clapton’s decision to pay homage to the Berlinetta Boxer can be traced back to his intimate relationship with the V12 flat-engined Ferrari, of which he has owned three examples.
Also participating in the Michelin Supercar Run are a Rosso Berlinetta F12berlinetta, an Ice White Pearl ‘Tailor-Made’ 458 Spider and a FF sporting a special ‘Grigio FF’ exterior and a beautiful navy blue semi-aniline leather interior.
Of note yesterday was the sale of John Lennon’s 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Berlinetta at the Bonhams auction for £359,000 inc. premium. The now classic Ferrari was originally purchased by Lennon in February 1965, the month that he passed his driving test and The Beatles recorded ‘Ticket to Ride.’
A complete timetable for the Formula 1 demonstrations and the Michelin Supercar Run on Saturday are below:
- Saturday 13th 1st F1 @ 11:05
- 1st Michelin Supercar Run @ 12:40
- 2nd F1 @ 14:50
- 1st Michelin Supercar Run @ 17:55