Corso Pilota Driving School
Ferrari Corso Pilota, exclusively available to customers, provides the opportunity to attend various and successive course levels, offering content which is increasingly technical and complex, delivered at the perfect pace, to be tackled using the experience, sensitivity and driving technique acquired in previous courses. Starting from the Sport course, through the Advanced and Evolution levels, reaching the Challenge course, Ferrari customers have the opportunity to really improve their driving style and skills behind the wheel, to the point of being able to acquire sufficient mastery to compete safely in real Ferrari Challenge Championship races.
A complete program, therefore, perfectly structured provides cutting-edge scenarios perfect for sports driving courses where Ferrari cars and customers are the protagonists.
Cars with extreme performance, motor racing and driver development are what Ferrari is all about. Taking part in a Ferrari Corso Pilota driving courses means learning from the people best equipped to teach you. Drivers-instructors are all professionals with years of Ferrari driving experience behind them, equipped to accompany all driver abilities from the Sport course to the most advanced levels.
The didactically integrated learning path of Ferrari Corso Pilota lets you progress through a succession of levels right up to racing. At which point, if you wish, you can enter the Ferrari Challenge series. At the same time, teaching is totally personalized, so that students can be sure of learning how to make full use of the amazing performance that Ferrari cars offer at every course level.
Corso Pilota Sport offers a complete, progressive program focused on giving participants a comprehensive understanding of sport driving techniques. The course consists of a specific and exciting two-day training program based on an exclusive, personalized teaching method, using Ferrari cars for track work and vehicle control exercises. Up to twenty-one customers are divided into three groups of seven participants each and receive direct, engaging instruction on the most efficient driving position in the cockpit, progressive accelerator and brake control, establishing precise driving lines through bends and braking and acceleration techniques. Teaching leads up to thrilling car control exercises that include conditions of power over steer. The course also provides a great opportunity for getting familiar with the actual performance of various Ferrari models thanks to a program that lets you experience different electronic vehicle control setups. The practical instruction is completed by several theory sessions aimed at giving a more in-depth insight into driving technique and helping drivers analyze vehicle behavior.
For customers who have already completed Corso Pilota Sport and grasped the basic driving techniques, Ferrari offers this second, more advanced program. The Advanced Course admits eighteen participants, divided into three groups of six each. Participants get the opportunity to do plenty of intensive, specialist Ferrari driving and learn about advanced high-speed driving and vehicle control. As always, the emphasis is on continuity in practice and safety. The Advanced Course also involves several theory sessions that can be individually tailored to suit the technical aptitude and driving style of each participant, thanks to the continuous use of the in-car data acquisition system (telemetry). Starting from this level of course, participants learn to analyze their own performance behind the wheel, including through dynamic skill trials. This is elaborated upon in even further in the Evolution Course.
The Evolution Course divides participants into three groups of five and offers them the opportunity to develop their on-road Ferrari driving skills while experiencing the unique thrill of driving a 458 Challenge EVO race car. Driving techniques and excitement are enhanced by in-depth telemetric analysis, also based on the use of competition cars and tires. What’s more, a highly personalized teaching approach is dedicated to improving the technique and personal performance of each participant in every detail. Again, this is thanks to intensive use of data acquisition systems. As its name suggests, the Evolution Course is the natural “evolution” of Ferrari Corso Pilota. By means of dynamic skill trials, the course helps drivers adapt sports driving techniques to day-to-day situations in advanced track sessions during which they discover the performance of road-going Ferraris and that of the 458 Challenge EVO race car, plus their own personal limits.
Ferrari Corso Pilota is completed by the Challenge Course, the ultimate expression of sports driving courses dedicated to Ferrari customers. This course takes the sports concepts developed in the previous three programs to their logical conclusion. Ferrari has created the Challenge Course to provide highly professional and technically advanced instruction in order to bring customers closer to the world of Ferrari racing. It therefore provides in-depth instruction aimed at perfecting driving technique and maintaining constant performance over timed track sessions and also teaches participants how they can take part in the Ferrari Challenge professionally, safely and competitively. The dynamic program is based on track driving sessions related to the 458 Challenge Evo. Chronometric and telemetric assessment is used to help participants gain familiarity with basic racing techniques, like starting and overtaking, the procedures for the various stages of a race, car setup methods and race rules and regulations. The Challenge Course therefore offers a highly exciting and professional experience, for becoming a real Ferrari racing driver.