Jerusalem, 13 June – Doing 200 km/h in front of 60,000 spectators made this a special day for Giancarlo Fisichella, who along with his Ferrari F60, were the stars of the first Jerusalem Peace Road Show, an event organised under the aegis of the Jerusalem City Council, supported by Kaspersky Lab, one of Scuderia Ferrari’s most important partners. A crowd of 60,000 turned out to watch the Ferrari driver do a total of ten runs, split into the three parts, along a 2800 metre course, which ran through the hilly streets of the city. Fisichella hit speeds of 200 km/h and delighted the crowd with some burn-outs and simulated race starts.
“It was really a fantastic and incredible feeling,” said Giancarlo, as he stepped out of the car. “Driving in front of so many people in such a historic place was very exciting as indeed was visiting the Old City this morning. It’s been a truly memorable day for me.”
The event, which continues tomorrow morning, saw other cars do some runs, including four Ferraris that normally take part in the Ferrari Challenge (three F430s and one 458 Challenge,) in the hands of drivers that included promising Ferrari Driver Academy youngster, Antonio Fuoco.