Ferrari’s new test driver Pedro De La Rosa is convinced that greener energy resources are key to the planet’s wellbeing. And, as the Spaniard reveals, they also have a crucial role to play both in Formula One and modern performance cars.
A selection of the rarest Ferraris. It’s a journey that encompasses the Company’s entire 65-year
history and includes some radical and remarkable cars
If you want to climb the Stelvio Pass, one of the most fascinating routes in the Alps, this is the prospect before you: 48 hairpin bends on the South Tyrol side, 40 on the Lombardy side, where we shot the images on these pages. That’s where you’ll climb more than 1,500 metres to an altitude of 2,758 metres in 21km, an absolute dream for those who like driving uphill. With 483hp, 30 more than before, where better to test the new Ferrari California 30 Handling Speciale, and who better to drive it than Ferrari hill racing champion, Leo Isolani?
How do you drive an F12berlinetta? We asked Fernando Alonso who, faced with such an extreme test at Fiorano, didn’t want to do without the assistance of his F1 Race Engineer Andrea Stella. How did it go? We hear it directly from the lucky, and very brave, passenger himself
In the space of just two decades, China has established itself as a crucial market for Ferrari. The creation of 20 exclusive 458 Italias to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first registration, and the opening of a new exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo Park, confirms the strong bonds between country and Company
The F12berlinetta, which marries the characteristics of a Formula One car with the most pleasing aspects of a road car, comes face to face with images of feminine strength and harmony in this special story. We also took the opportunity to ask Dario Benuzzi, Raffaele de Simone and Luca Badoer, three of the test drivers who developed the car, to describe the emotions and sensations they felt behind the wheel
With Rafaela and Felipe Massa in the new more powerful and lighter California HS on the streets of the Principality of Monaco, awaiting the Formula One Grand Prix. Felipe and Rafaela live in the city: what effect will driving on their home streets have on them?
Op art, a type of art with dynamism as its central philosophy, finds in these pages a most unusual, though coherent, application: what better way to make these images more dynamic than enlisting the help of a Ferrari? Art historian Luca Beatrice tells the story of this vital artistic movement
The cellist Mario Brunello discovers the unique poetry of the various sounds of a V12 engine during a special day at Fiorano. Ferrari Technical director Roberto Fedeli is the man responsible for tuning up these particular instruments; the perfect job, given his passion for music, and other role as lead guitarist in Maranello’s very own Red House Blues Band