On the weekend of the home race for the Scuderia Ferrari the winners of the Inside Ferrari GP photo contest experienced what they have always dreamt about: Kaspersky Lab had organised and invited the winners to four fantastic days with their preferred team, the Scuderia Ferrari. The contest – started in early August – was about photos, which represented the participants’ passion for Ferrari.
Federica with a photo of her dog in Rosso Ferrari overalls and Renee with an image of the Ferrari baby seats for his car he had bought when his twins were born won the contest’s exceptional prize. The guests were extremely enthusiastic and arrived in Milan on Thursday, 8 September. After lunch at the hotel, where they met a person from the Ferrari staff, who accompanied them during the whole weekend, they went to the track, where they visited the garage and had the most intense and exciting experience: the meeting with the Scuderia drivers Fernando and Felipe, who spent some time with them, signed autographs and posed with them for photos in front of the 150 Italia single-seater.
The Milan Fashion Night, with the event organised at the Ferrari Store in Piazza Liberty, completed the first day of the guests, who were accompanied by their partners.
Friday morning was dedicated to sightseeing in Milan with some of the city’s most important monuments and works of art. For lunch our guests were back at the track at the Scuderia’s motorhome! Another surprise astonished them in the afternoon, when they met Jamiroquai’s lead singer Jay Kay. The pop star was a guest at the Ferrari motorhome and gave a concert at night in Monza. Jay Kay chatted with our guests and signed his latest CD for them, a souvenir to keep.
Later on in the day the guests went on a trip to Lake Como, where they spent the rest of the afternoon, until they concluded the day in a restaurant in Milan.
On Saturday morning, with the third free practice session and the qualifying, the guests followed the exciting moments on the track and went for the exclusive pit walk, where they entered the room in front of the Scuderia Ferrari box, asking the team’s members about the latest updates. Lunch was held at the Kapersky hospitality area, from where the guests also followed the qualifying. In the afternoon they went back to Milan for some shopping. Federica and Renee then participated in the extremely entertaining kart race organised by Kaspersky and won by our guest Renee!
Early Sunday morning the guests wanted to go for another pit walk and then find a good place on the Ferrari grandstand right at the starting line with the cars of Alonso and Massa in fourth and sixth position respectively.
At exactly 2pm the Italian Grand Prix was started and the fans followed the Scuderia drivers lap after lap, studying the gaps between them and their competitors. At the end of the race they gave our website their interviews, talking about a weekend they’ll never forget and which at the start only seemed like a far away dream.