After 2 weeks of unseasonally cold, wintery and snowy weather here in Ireland, we officially kicked off the Ferrari season with a trip to Mondello circuit for an afternoon of track day fun. The Ferrari owners club had been invited by the Porsche drivers to share the day so a few of us turned up, hoping that the snow and sleet would stay away.
For once, somebody was looking down on us on the (Good!!) Friday, and the clouds cleared, the sun shone, the pit lane opened and engines fired. Open pit lane for almost 4 hours meant you could come and go as you pleased and it was a great opportunity for those of us who will be heading to the Nordschleife in a couple of weeks to shake down their F cars.
I collected my 360 from our specialist, but unfortunately for me I suffered from the old "Slow Down" error message and a definite loss of power at the top end. Didn't stop me from putting over 100 miles up on the track though
All in all it was a great afternoon, no major spills for anyone and respectful and friendly driving by all drivers. I think the Ferrari - Porsche relations in Ireland will only develop further now that we've had our first date!
A few pics, I took at the end (was too busy driving to remember till then) though I am sure Michael will be along shortly with some better images...!