FF Corse - Racing with Ferrari
Aug 2nd, 2018
Last week, Caracalla had the pleasure of visiting FF Corse at their headquarters and workshop at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire. FF Corse offer a unique management service for the owners of Ferrari Challenge, Sports and GT cars. It was one of their track-days and we were able to witness the excitement and performance of these fine vehicles at close hand, as they had kindly granted us access to the pitlane.
FF Corse store the world’s largest fleet of client-owned Ferrari Challenge cars, which are kept in a climate-controlled environment. Cars that are not driven for some time are given regular checks to ensure they remain at optimum performance level. They have an extensive team of experienced Ferrari-specialist mechanics and engineers in their 27,000 sq. ft garage.
Silverstone Circuit is known as the “Home of British Motor Racing”. It was designed and built in 1948 by James Brown - who would go on to work at the track for the next forty years. Like many British circuits, it was originally a WW2 airfield that was then converted into a race track – this was a common in the era of post-war austerity, as building new tracks was very expensive. In 1950, it hosted the first ever World Championship Grand Prix. The 70-lap race was won by Giuseppe Farina for Team Alfa Romeo and was famously watched by HRH King George VI and HRH Queen Elizabeth.
Today, Silverstone is the host of the British Grand Prix which is an integral part of both the motorsport enthusiast’s calendar and a fixture of the English sporting season.
Caracalla collaborated with FF Corse and produced a full range of motorsport-inspired accessories. The hero piece is the driver’s helmet bag; executed in black Tuscan leather with a carbon fibre effect finish, it has contrast Ferrari red stitching and a woven FF Corse logo. The helmet is protected by a cushioned lining and contains a reinforced lower compartment to store the driver’s HANS device, racing shoes and gloves. The bag can be carried by hand or over the shoulder using its removable strap.