Course Overview

advanced course

The Pilota Ferrari Advanced Course is a sports driving course reserved for Ferrari clients who have already completed the Sports Driving Course. It takes place at the Varano dè Melegari Paletti Circuit near Parma, structure perfectly and technologically equipped for sports driving courses with high performance cars. Participants will learn to drive Ferrari cars to their maximum ability and will acquire advanced skills in fast driving and vehicle control, thanks to more personal instruction and an excellent participant/instructor ratio.


the  course

The various specialist activities covered include track sessions with onboard data acquisition systems and telemetry analysis, track driving with a pace car, vehicle control under limit conditions and a final skill-based competition with driver rankings and the possibility to get to know better the Challenge car.


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Participants Instructors and Cars

20 participants are admitted to each course, and are divided into 4 groups of 5 participants each, with a staff of 11 drivers-instructors. The Pilota Ferrari Advanced Course is delivered by a select group of professional drivers who have all competed internationally and who have taught for several years on Pilota Ferrari courses. A fleet of nine 488 GTB and two 812 Superfast will be made available to participants in 2017. Five 488 Challenge will be available for the participants in the afternoon of the second day for one driving lap on the track. Participants are also welcome to take their own Ferraris around the track at Fiorano at the end of the course.

Fee and Guest Programme

The course fee includes two days at the track, two evening meals, lunches at the track, two nights’ accommodation at the Link 124****S Hotel in Parma, transfers between hotel and track and personalized Corso Pilota Ferrari gifts.

We have also designed a special programme for guests accompanying pilota Ferrari course participants that includes: cooking lesson, city of Parma tour and SPA treatments.

What to wear and Driving your own car

We recommend casual sports wear for track activities (it is particularly important to choose footwear that is suitable for driving.) There is no specific dress code for dinner on either of the nights.

For safety reasons, we strongly suggest that all clients wishing to take their Ferrari cars out on the track at the end of the course have their vehicles checked beforehand by their regular dealer.


Varano Circuit Via Strada per Fosio, 1, 43040 varano de’Melegari (PR),Italy


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