Gear up to drift into Ferrari Racing Days


The annual celebration will feature all the world-renowned racing events in the UAE capital once more.

Abu Dhabi is getting wheely exciting, and Ferrari’s spoking the fun flames with the return of Ferrari Racing Days! 

Their first event of the year, from 2-5 February, is an annual celebration of all the Prancing Horse brand’s client-racing activities. That of course includes Ferrari’s exhilarating top-tier and world-renowned racing events such as the Ferrari Challenge, F1 Clienti, XX program, Club Competizioni GT, Club Challenge and Passione Ferrari.  

For the uninitiated, the Ferrari Challenge, which is the Prancing Horse brand’s one-make championship, first began in 1993 and features Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo cars. The 2022 season’s final two rounds are scheduled for these days as well.

F1 Clienti and the XX Program, two of the most exclusive activities, bring back to the track Ferrari F1 World Championship cars used between the 1920s and 1970s, and these include one F300, one F2001, two F2007s, one F60, one F138, and one SF70H.

The XX Program features hypercars developed by Ferrari, where clients get to drive track-only cars such as the newest model the FXX-K Evo, along with the FXX and 599XX.

The Club Competizioni GT, which is a private, non-competitive event, will bring well-renowned GT racing cars from the past 30 years. Five models will be which include the 488 GT3 and 488 GT Modificata, that have been unveiled in 2020.

The Abu Dhabi leg is scheduled to start on 2 February, with two test sessions of the Ferrari Challenge followed by free practice sessions alongside private practice sessions for F1 Clienti, XX Program, Club Competizioni GT and Club Challenge the next day.

The morning of 4 February will see the first qualifying round of the Ferrari Challenge, which will determine the starting grid for the first race during the afternoon, with private practice sessions for the other activities taking place. The program will repeat the next day, with the second qualifying session and Ferrari Challenge race will take place along with Passione Ferrari.



2-5 February



Yas Marina Circuit


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