Maserati & Ferrari Festival Fun At Donington Park On 24th and 25th May 2003

Donington Park


One of the world’s largest gatherings of exotic Ferrari and Maserati cars will take place over the weekend of 24-25 May, when the 2003 ‘Ferrari and Maserati Festival’ is staged at the historic Donington Park race circuit near Nottingham and Derby.

  • One of the world’s largest gatherings of exotic Ferrari and Maserati cars
  • First UK race track appearance for the sensational, new 217 mph Enzo
  • Hotly contested battles in the Ferrari 360 Challenge Trofeo Pirelli races
  • Historic Ferraris and Classic single-seater race cars from the 60s & 70s
Now established as the UK’s premier event for the two famous Italian marques, the third running of the annual Festival will present a spectacular programme of racing and high-speed displays around Donington’s 1.96-mile National Circuit. More than 200 Ferraris will star on-track, with five races and two displays on Saturday, followed by seven races and three displays on Sunday.

Hundreds of Ferrari and Maserati owners from across the UK and Europe are expected to drive their cars to the Derbyshire circuit to enjoy the unique atmosphere and excitement generated by the event. It will be the first time the Festival has been celebrated in the Midlands and it is expected to attract over 25,000 spectators.

"There’s simply nothing in the world of motoring that stirs the emotions like the sight and sound of a Ferrari being driven at high speed – whether it’s a Ferrari F1 racecar or a road-going sportscar, comments Robert Hazelwood, Managing Director of Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, distributor of Ferrari and Maserati cars in the UK. With more than 200 Ferraris in action, the Festival will be this year’s most spectacular Ferrari and Maserati event in the UK.

"The Festival will be a Ferrari and Maserati enthusiast's dream. There will be so much to see and enjoy on track and in the paddock, and even the public car parks will contain more exotic cars than can usually be seen at a Motor Show.

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Published 29 April 2003 Melanie Carter

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