Newsletter 51: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HELD BY FERRARI
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS HELD BY FERRARI.
Here are just 10 titles of the many Guinness World Records currently held by Ferrari.
1 Fastest average speed in a Grand Prix
The fastest overall average speed for a Grand Prix race is 247.585 km/h (153.842 mph) by Michael Schumacher at Monza in the Italian Grand Prix on 14 September 2003.
2 Most Formula One Grand Prix wins by a constructor
The most Formula One Grand Prix wins by a constructor is 238, achieved by Scuderia Ferrari, between 1951 and 2019.
Ferrari competed in its first Formula One race at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. Its first victory came at the 1951 British Grand Prix, held on 14 July at Silverstone, with Argentinian driver Jose Froila n Gonza lez behind the wheel. Win no.238 came at the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on 22 September, courtesy of driver Sebastian Vettel.
3 Most expensive car ever sold
The most expensive car sold in a private sale is the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT), selling for $70,000,000 (R1 433 Billion), purchased by David MacNeil (US) in May 2018.
Built in 1963, the Ferrari 250 GTO model is one of the rarest and most desirable cars in the world, with only 36 ever built.
This particular model (4153 GT) in 1964, won the famous Tour de France with team mates Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger behind the wheel.
The 250 GTO has a 3-litre V12 engine, pushing the car from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, and a max speed of 174 mph.
This 250 GTO model has been based in Germany for year but has been showcased around the world.
The purchaser, David MacNeil, the CEO of WeatherTech, a company that produces vehicle accessories. David is an experienced car racer, as well as an avid car collector, with more than 8 other Ferrari models in his possession.
4 Biggest LED display at a circuit
The Italian brand used its Fiorano test track to create a mega light show and a new world record.
The LED light show was part of the ongoing celebrations, in June 2022, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the iconic manufacturer. More than 55 miles worth of dynamic strings were used in the creation of the display with 1,039,280 LEDs covering 1,215,872.7 square feet of real estate.
Two cars featured in the display, the Mondial 3.2 Cabrio, used for a visit by Pope Jean Paul 2, in 1988, and the Daytona SP3, as it was built to celebrate Ferrari’s dominance at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, where it came first, second, and third.
The lighting show set new Guinness World Records for the Largest LED-illuminated Racetrack.
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5 Most Formula 1 Constructors Titles
The most Formula One Constructors’ World Championship titles is 16 by Ferrari in 1961, 1964, 1975-77, 1979, 1982-83, 1999-2004 and 2007-2008.
6 Most consecutive Formula One Grand Prix points finishes (by constructor)
Ferrari has recorded the most consecutive Formula 1 Grand Prix points finishes by a constructor. The team enjoyed 71 successive points finishes from the German Grand Prix on 25 July 2010 to the Chinese Grand Prix on 20 April 2014.
7 Most Formula One Grand Prix starts by a constructor
The most Formula One Grand Prix starts by a constructor is 1,010, achieved by Scuderia Ferrari (Italy) between 21 May 1950 and 18 April 2021.
Ferrari entered its 1,000th Formula One race on home soil at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix, staged at the Mugello Circuit in Tuscany, Italy.
Ferrari competed in its first Formula One race at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, held on 21 May, and took its first victory on 14 July 1951 at the British Grand Prix. As of its 1,000th race, it had won more races – 238 – and championship titles – 16 – than any other constructor.
8 Largest indoor theme park
The foundation stone for Ferrari World, just next to the Yas Marina GP circuit, was laid on 3 November 2007. It took three years to develop the park until it was officially opened to the public on 4 November 2010.
At the time it was the largest indoor theme park in the world, at a whopping 925,000 Sq feet, surpassed by Warner Brothers World, also in Abu Dhabi, at 1,623,000 Sq feet in 2019.
9 Fastest rollercoaster in the world
Whether you’re a Ferrari aficionado or a roller coaster enthusiast, it should come as little surprise to learn that the fastest roller coaster in the world is found at Ferrari World.
The Formula Rossa is capable of accelerating up to 240 km/h (149.1 mph), can travel 52 meters upward in just 4.9 seconds, and will subject you to 4.2G, earning it a place in the Guinness World Records as the fastest roller coaster in the world.
The Formula Rossa has held the title of world’s fastest roller coaster since it opened to the public in November 2010.
10 Largest parade of cars in the Guinness World Records
The largest parade of Ferrari cars consisted of 944, and was achieved by Ferrari North Europe Ltd. at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, on 15 September 2012.
The previous record was set in 2007, with 385 Ferraris, at the same Circuit.
In addition, Ferrari North Europe donated £5 (approx. R100) to BEN, (the automotive industry’s own charity) for every Ferrari taking part in the record-breaking attempt.
Largest speeding fine
The largest speeding fine is a $290,000 (R5 800,000) ticket given to an anonymous Swiss motorist who was caught driving 137 km/h (85 mph) in a 80 km/h (50 mph) zone in a village near St. Gallen, Switzerland, in January 2010.
The man in question was driving a red Ferrari Testarossa and made it into the Guinness World Records. The fine was calculated based on his wealth, which the court assessed at $22.7 million (R454 million) – it was also increased because he was a repeat offender.
Don’t mess with the Swiss !!!!
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