Actual client photo at COTA | Austin Corso Pilota Sport Class
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. In 2017, attendees will experience Ferrari 488 GTB and F12berlinetta on track as well as California T on skid pad.
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.
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
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.
Corso Pilota Around the World
Corso Pilota Around the World, exclusively available to Ferrari clients, provides a unique opportunity to attend a condensed version of the Corso Pilota Sport course during Ferrari Challenge race weekends.
This is a great opportunity to "test drive" Corso Pilota programs on the Ferrari Challenge circuit in your own Ferrari vehicle. Personalized coaching for Corso Pilota instructors and more than 4 hours of track time is provided throughout the course.
Corso Pilota Around the World costs $2,400 USD per driving client. This includes the 1-day driving course with hospitality and the weekend hospitality pass for Ferrari Challenge.
For questions and registration contact Events@FerrariWestlake.com