Massa, Todt to join Ferrari celebration at Chantilly

Ex-Ferrari Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa and former team chief Jean Todt will be part of a 70th anniversary celebration at this weekend's Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille event.

The story of Ferrari at the Le Mans 24 Hours will be the theme of the Italian marque's anniversary celebration at Chantilly Castle, near Paris.

Massa, former Ferrari F1 team manager Todt – who will be part of the jury – and Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean will be on hand as 26 Ferraris with a Le Mans history are presented for judging in a concours, split into five aged-based classes.

Two 250 GTOs are joined by four 250 GTs, including the famous 'breadvan' version to represent the 1960s, while six 365 GTBs from the 1970s will be there along with prototypes ranging from a 1958 250TR to a 1997 333SP.

Massa and Grosjean are attending at the request of Richard Mille, which has also invited 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard and French former F1 racer Paul Belmondo.

It is the fourth running of the two-day event, the brainchild of historic racing impresario Peter Auto.

In addition to the myriad classic cars – from the racing and automotive world – on display, five manufacturers synonymous with luxury and performance have chosen the event to present a concept car.

Aston Martin, McLaren, Renault, Citroen and its sister brand DS Automobiles have selected concept cars and fashion houses to enter into the event.

The DS E-Tense was voted most beautiful car in the Concours d'Elegance last year and the French marque will be defending its title with the DS 7 Crossback.

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