By Nitish Deshpande
The 2018 version of Ferrari's Finali Mondiali took place at the iconic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Situated outside the city of Milan, this historic racetrack served as the perfect location for Ferrari's 488 Challenge series World Finals as well as Corse Clienti events.
For a standard car enthusiast, this is an ideal event to attend before going into hibernation for the winter. Ferrari makes sure this event will be an unforgettable experience for the owners as well as the fans. The fan section was lined up with the latest as well as the greatest Ferraris ever made! From the 750 Monza to the latest SP1 and SP2 Monza and the F1 cars from the past, the exhibition area makes you feel like a kid in a candy store.
The highlight of the four day spectacle has to be the XX programme. If we made a Maslow's Pyramid for this event, the F1 Clienti would sit at the top of the lineup however, it's the drivers of the XX programme who stole the show. Maybe it's down to the fact that the F1 owners are not skilled enough to push these cars to the limits. The XX drivers have the upper hand in this section as the cars must be slightly easier to handle as compared to the V10 and V8 F1 cars. This is evident from the fact that these XX cars were being pushed to their limits. One can only imagine the adrenaline while participating in this session which has a lineup of FXX K Evo, FXX K, 599XX Evo, 599XX and the FXX. The ultimate V12 orchestra!
On the final day, it's more about entertaining the crowd and Ferrari achieved this by putting on a show with four F1 cars performing various stunts which included burnouts, donuts, race start demo and flybys. Apart from these race cars, the event also served as an ideal place for car spotting! If you went for a walk in the Ferrari parking section, you will not be disappointed! The parking section was flooded with F12Tdfs, 488s and 458s. The highlights would be the Brummel F40 GTE, Enzo, LaFerrari, LaFerrari Aperta and a very special green Pista.
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