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Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli - Asia Pacific Series will take place on Australia’s iconic Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne in March 2018. The races will form part of the official Formula 1® 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix schedule from 22-25 March.
Ferrari Challenge is the widest ranging and most envied one-make client racing series in the world. The FIA-approved series was established in 1993. There are three series: Europe, which is the oldest, North America and Asia Pacific, with each series taking place in separate continents.
The Asia Pacific series opens at Melbourne’s iconic Albert Park Circuit in support of the Formula 1® 2018 Rolex Australia Grand Prix, followed by Hampton Downs in New Zealand. The official race schedule also includes other Formula 1® race tracks like Shanghai International Circuit, Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit. In September, Ferrari Challenge returns to Singapore once again in support of the Formula 1® 2018 Singapore Grand Prix, thereafter converging at Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy for Finali Mondiali (World Finals) from 1-4 November, where the Asia Pacific race drivers will join drivers from the Europe and North America Series for the traditional end-of-season celebrations.
Clients and fans will see the Ferrari 488 Challenge car in action during the races. The 488 Challenge is the first ever turbo-charged model to race and is the most powerful Challenge car ever, powered by the 670 cv 3.9-litre V8 derived from the series production engine that took the overall 2016 and 2017 International Engine of the Year Award.