Scuderia Ferrari centre stage in Moscow
GT & Sport Cars
Spectacular parade to celebrate the anniversary. Marc Gené drove an F60 Formula 1 car.
Moscow, 12 July – Scuderia Ferrari put on an exciting and spectacular show at the Moscow City Racing event today, with thousands of fans and ardent car collectors turning out in the Russian capital. One of the sponsors of the event is Kaspersky Lab, also a Scuderia sponsor and with its head office in Moscow. The weather also did its bit, making it a great day out for over 100,000 fans who lined the track on the roads around the Kremlin.
Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gene was definitely the star attraction, not only talking to the press but also driving the 2009 Ferrari F60 Formula 1 car, which Kimi Raikkonen took to a memorable win at Spa Francorchamps, on three exciting runs.
This is Gene’s first trip to Russia and he was amazed at the interest shown by the knowledgeable local fans who quizzed him about his life as a racing driver and Formula 1 in general. The blue riband of motorsport makes its Russian debut on 12 October at Sochi, the Black Sea city that hosted the last Winter Olympics.
The Spaniard did a dozen laps in the F60, featuring tyre burning starts, demonstrating the car’s amazing acceleration. Marc also took part in celebrations of Ferrari’s ten years in Russia, leading a parade organised by the local market to mark the occasion, at the wheel of a 458 Spider. Also in Moscow, former Scuderia driver Jean Alesi, who also took part in the parade.