TThe Ferrari Simulation Challenge is an F1 simulator competition designed for enthusiasts wanting to both test their own driving skills on a specific circuit and pit themselves against other players. Anyone that does a simulator session at the Maranello Museum can enter simply by selecting the Barcelona Circuit option. The competition will also be open to drivers of the soon-to-debut simulators at the Ferrari Store in Milan.
The drivers that clock the fastest laps in the course of the year will then be invited to take part in the finals. Enthusiasts have the entire year to climb the standings (which will be updated live and can be viewed by following the link below). There is no limit on the number of simulations per individual driver either.
In its maiden year, the finals of the Ferrari Museum championship featured Davide Rigon, who test-drives Maranello’s professional simulators and also competes a 458 Challenge in the GT World Championships.
In 2014, the very competitive finalists were given the opportunity to pit themselves against Esteban Gutierrez, the Scuderia’s then-third driver and a former member of the Sauber Ferrari F1 team.
The 2015 Ferrari Simulation Challenge allowed participants the opportunity to compare their driving at Monza with Antonio Fuoco, the Scuderia Ferrari’s development driver in what was also his debut season in the GP3 Series.
The last edition saw competitors tackling the Spa Francorchamps circuit. The pace was fast and furious for the entire event and also featured a thrilling performance from the Scuderia’s current third driver, Antonio Giovinazzi.