964 Ferrari supercars set Silverstone roaring: Massa leads largest ever Ferrari parade (Photos & Videos)

964 Ferrari supercars set Silverstone roaring: Massa leads largest ever Ferrari parade (Photos & Videos)

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 Largest ever Ferrari car gathering took place last week at the Silverstone. A record breaking 964 Ferrari cars participated in the parade which was lead by none other than Ferrari F1 driver, Felipe Massa. The previous record for the largest number of Ferrari car gathering was set four years back in 2008 at the Fuji Speedway Circuit in Japan. This cavalcade of supercars paraded through Silverstone circuit. Felipe Massa lead the parade in his 458 Spider.

This event also marked the occasion of Ferrari Racing Days. For every one of these 964 Ferrari’s that participated in the event, Ferrari will be donating £5 to BEN which is a special charity in the US which works for the betterment of those families of workers of both past and present who have been a part of the automotive industry. The event is put up to the authorities of Guinness World records Committee who will confirm the record by the end of this week.

Felipe Massa was the guest of honour, leading the parade at the wheel of a 458 Spider. “It was a really unforgettable experience,” commented the Scuderia Ferrari race driver, against a backdrop of the 800 cars. It’s a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans.”

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Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars – Silverstone

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Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone. Felipe Massa leads a record parade

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WORLD RECORD: 964 Ferrari Cars Parade Around Silverstone F1

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Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone
Felipe Massa leads a record parade

Silverstone, 15 September – Although it has not yet been officially ratified as a Guinness World Record, there’s no doubt that today, a new world record was established for the biggest parade of Ferraris ever organised. 964 Ferraris took to the Silverstone circuit to beat the previous record of 490 cars dating back to 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit.

Felipe Massa was the guest of honour, leading the parade at the wheel of a 458 Spider. “It was a really unforgettable experience,” commented the Scuderia Ferrari race driver, against a backdrop of the 800 cars. It’s a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans.”

It was a truly memorable scene with over 900 Ferraris from all over the UK and further afield at Silverstone circuit as part of the Ferrari Racing Days. This ambitious attempt was successful in no small part thanks to the cooperation of the British Ferrari Owners Club and it was all in a good cause, as Ferrari donated £5 for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their family.

Also taking part in the parade was Marc Gene, who is attending the event as a special coach for drivers taking part in the F1 Clienti programmes. There was also an opportunity for spectators to admire the entire range of Ferrari cars, including the very latest model the F12 berlinetta, the most powerful road car every built by the Maranello marque.

All the necessary conditions were met for a world record to be ratified and put before the Guinness World Records Limited Commission, who will confirm the record by the end of next week.

UPDATE

“Largest parade of 964 Ferrari cars” confirmed as an official Guinness World Record

Ferrari’s record breaking parade of 964 Ferrari cars at Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone on Saturday 15 September has now been confirmed as an official Guinness World Record. Having previously set a record of 385 cars at Silverstone in 2007, the record then transferred to Japan in 2008 when Ferrari owners there achieved a parade of 490 Ferrari cars at the Fuji circuit. Ferrari, together with the Ferrari Owners Club GB were determined to bring it back in style and have now raised the bar to heights that will take some beating; at one point in the parade when all cars were moving simultaneously, there was less than 250m separating the lead car from the tail of the parade, meaning that the entire 3.66 miles Silverstone Grand Prix circuit was filled with Ferraris, three wide across the track.

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