Now available at two premium tracks in North America, Ferrari Corso Pilota is an exclusive two day precision driving school that allows Ferrari Owners and their guests to experience the performance of a Ferrari in the controlled environment of a race track. Offered since 2006 in Canada and now in Austin, Texas, these courses are based on the Corso Pilota programs available in Italy.
During the two-day program, participants will experience the thrill of this state-of-the-art, 3.4- mile circuit track that offers 133 feet of elevation change. It not only hosts the most prestigious racing events in the world, it is the only F1A-certified grade track in the U.S. Participants will learn various driving techniques including threshold braking, weight transfer, managing acceleration, identifying the ideal driving line on track and discovering the limits of vehicle adhesion in both wet and dry driving situations.
Although the setting is a race track, Ferrari Corso Pilota is not a racing school. The focus is on learning to drive and control a Ferrari properly and to understand and communicate with the vehicle. Graduates are then better prepared to face challenging driving situations with an enhanced sense of awareness and greater precision. The school takes a step-by-step approach that starts with an important discussion of vehicle dynamics, or why cars behave the way they do. Skills are progressively developed before participants lap the complete race track.
Course fee does not include transportation to/from local airport.This two-day course is open to Ferrari owners who are at least 21 years of age (exceptions apply). Drivers who do not meet the criteria will be reviewed for acceptance on an individual basis.
The instructional team is a host of current and former professional racers. Among them are veteran sports car drivers Jeff Segal and two-time Rolex 24-Hour champions (GT) J.F. Dumoulin and Anthony Lazzaro as well as Nick Longhi, Phil Letourneau, Martin Roy and Conrad Grunewald.
Schedule is subject to change and will be updated as appropriate.