2018 Corso Pilota Schedule
Enjoy the exclusivity of the two-day Ferrari driving school in the controlled environment of North America’s premier race tracks.

Corso Pilota is offered in four different levels: Sport, Advanced, Evolution and Challenge. During the two day programs, Ferrari owners and special guests 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.

New for 2018 attendees will experience Ferrari 488 GTB and 812 Superfast on the track as well as Portofino on skid pad.  

SPORT

A 2-Day course for a total of 21 attendees, the “Pilota Ferrari – Sport Course” is an intensive, tried and tested program of professional and didactically effective instruction in a controlled environment with focus on individual participants. Sports driving techniques are learned through track activities and include car control exercises on a low grip skid surface to help you get an accurate feel for the true performance of your Ferrari, telemetry analysis and hours of 1-1 on track lapping instructions. Classroom instructions on CTS technology, driving dynamics and lapping orientation.

ADVANCED

Reserved to 18 participants, who have completed the Sport Course, The Advance Course is the natural next step in expanding Ferrari driving skills on a controlled race track environment. Participant will learn to drive Ferrari to their maximum ability and will acquire advanced skills in fast driving and vehicle control, course instruction is tailored to suit the technical abilities and driving style of each individual participant. The various specialist activities covered include track sessions with on board data acquisition systems and telemetry analysis, track driving with a pace car, vehicle control under limit conditions, a final skill-based competition with driver rankings.

EVOLUTION

A 2-Day Ferrari Driving Course limited to 15 participants who have completed the Advance Course. Designed for racing preparation through highly personalized instructions, the Corso Pilota Evolution including lapping in 488 GTB, F12berlinetta and 458 Challenge EVO race car.

The course program covers a series of practical exercises such as: continuous telemetry analysis of track times with and without a pace car (in greater detail than on the Advanced Course), finding the car’s limits in cornering and optimizing overall driving performance with the aid of chronometric analysis. Over both days of the course, these exercises culminate in participants’ using the 458 in Challenge Championship set-up. The program leads up to a series of track time trials with final rankings based on participants’ driving skills and abilities.
Previous participation in a Pilota Ferrari – Advanced Course is a prerequisite to registration

CHALLENGE

The Challenge course takes the sports driving concepts developed in the three previous levels to their natural conclusion and it is restricted to 12 participants who have completed the Evolution Course. It is designed to offer customers a superbly professional and technically evolved service and approximately 75% of track time is spent on the Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO race car to ensure progressive improvement of driving techniques and performance.

The dynamically structured course program is based on timed driving sessions on the track. Participants are therefore given an opportunity to become familiar with basic racing techniques like starting and overtaking, as well as the procedures for the various stages of a race, car setup methods and race rules. Graduates will be IMSA certified to pursue Ferrari Challenge Series racing in North America. 

 

2018 Corso Pilota Calendar
FERRARI DRIVING SCHOOL

The Thermal Club, Palm Springs, CA
October 29th & 30th – Sport –

Mattioli Automotive Group reserved session 

Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX
May 15/16 – Sport
May 17/18 – Advanced
May 21/22 – Evolution
May 23/24 – Challenge

Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, NY
July 23/24 – Sport
July 25/26 – Advanced
July 30/31 – Sport
August 1/2 – Evolution 

August 3/4 – Challenge

Road Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
August 20/21 – Sport
August 27/28 – Sport
August 29/30 – Advanced

The Thermal Club, Palm Springs, CA
May 15/16 – Sport
May 17/18 – Advanced
May 21/22 – Evolution
May 23/24 – Challenge

The Thermal Club, Palm Springs, CA
October 15/16 – Sport
October 17/18 – Advanced
October 19/20 – Advanced
October 22/23 – Evolution

October 24/25 – Challange



For Registration & Early Enrollment
Please contact Events@FerrariWestlake.com or

Ferrari Support at (866) 551-2828