Goodwood Festival of Speed – Arnoux drives 599XX

Goodwood Festival of Speed – Arnoux drives 599XX


Gené demonstrates F10 F1 car

Goodwood, 28 June – Former Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver, René Arnoux, was reunited with the Prancing Horse at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend with a fantastic drive of the 599XX, one of several cars from the XX Programmes that Ferrari brought from Maranello to support the event. Arnoux drove for the famed Italian brand from 1983 to the first race of 1985 season, with three race wins and four pole positions in his first season, helping Ferrari lift the Manufacturer’s World Championship for the 8th time.

The 599XX is part of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti XX Programmes which is an experimental laboratory for the company to develop and test new technology and innovations in partnership with the most loyal and passionate clients. The 599XX is not homologated for road use and has not been designed to comply with any race regulations, allowing the engineers free reign to create a number of innovative solutions, such as the Base Bleed aerodynamics which are designed to reduce drag at the rear of the car. This developmental work can also be seen on the company’s latest mid-engined supercar, the 488 GTB which features a similar aerodynamic solution with air being channelled through the rear flanks of the car to reduce drag and increase downforce.

Ferrari also brought the 2010 F1 car to Goodwood, the F10, which is being driven this weekend by Scuderia Ferrari test driver, Marc Gené, who also spent time with the fans in the paddocks. Ferrari’s extensive display of cars at the event also included a Tailor Made FF, as well as the complete range of current products, including the California T which also competed in the challenging hillclimb.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed concludes today and Ferrari will once again be one of the main attractions at the event.