Ferrari S.p.A. is a sports car manufacturer based in Maranello. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940, the company's inception as an auto manufacturer is recognized in 1947 when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.
At Sunday more than 1,000 cars accompanied from Ferrari arrived at midday at the Fiorano race track with a 125S, the first Ferrari ever built, with the team’s 2007 drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, behind the wheel, followed by 52 Spiders – representing each market where the Prancing Horse is present these days.
About 10k cars, representing every model from every era, participated in the global journey, while the "Ferrari 60 Relay" was welcomed in each of the countries it passed with a gift dedicated to Ferrari. The 58 gifts are to be put to a charity auction and the money will be donated to children’s hospitals in Modena and Bologna.
The historical F1 cars entered the race track: from the 1947 125 S to the 2006 248 F1, all of them driven by former and actual Ferrari drivers: Ivan Capelli (with a 1932 Alfa Romeo P3), Nino Vaccarella (1040 Auto Avio Costruzioni 815), Luca Badoer (375 F1), Gerhard Berger (500 F2), Andrea De Adamich (Dino 166 F2), Felipe Massa (312 T), Jody Scheckter (312 T4), René Arnoux (126 C4), Jean Alesi (F1-90), Michael Schumacher (F2004), Kimi Raikkonen (F2007) and again Schumacher with the FXX. Piero Ferrari drove some laps with the 125 S, the first car ever built at the works in Maranello in the year 1947.