The new series looks to revolutionize the way drivers prepare during the off-season.
Maranello, 11 November –Today at the Fiorano track, the first group of cars that will take part in the Florida Winter series, had their shakedown. The championship, which is supported by the Ferrari Driver Academy, is aimed at professional drivers who want to prepare on track for the 2014 season.
Eight of the Tatuus FA10B chosen for this championship, each with a distinctive base livery, had their track baptism before being freighted to Florida. Following the track action was Anton Stipinovich, who previously worked in Formula 1 with McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull, along with his colleagues, while also on hand was the Director of the FDA, Luca Baldisserri. Over the coming weeks, the second group of single-seaters will have their shakedown.
In the meantime, interest is growing in this brand new series, which inaugurates a new way of approaching a racing season at the highest level. There have been many signs of interest from organisers on behalf of young European and North American drivers: in the coming weeks, an initial list of entrants will be published.