What is Corso Pilota?

The Corso Pilota Ferrari course, exclusively available to customers, provides the opportunity to attend various and successive course levels, offering content which is increasingly technical and complex, delivered at the perfect pace, to be tackled using the experience, sensitivity and driving technique acquired in previous courses. Throughout the course, clients will receive lessons and insight from an experienced, professional group of instructors each with years of Ferrari driving experience.

Corso Pilota is a comprehensive sequence of courses capable of taking the most novice driver through all of the necessary training to enter the Ferrari Challenge series. Not all drivers, however, want to take that ultimate leap into racing. For those who wish to simply refine their driving skills, Corso Pilota will help a driver of any level make full use of the amazing performance of their Ferrari.

Check out this video overview showing the Corso Pilota program, the different stages available to you as a Ferrari owner and the possible path to the Ferrari Challenge Series.

Corso Pilota, there will be a fleet of ten F8 Tributo’s, four 812 Superfast’s, three SF90 Stradale’s and seven 488 Challenge EVO’s.


Corso Pilota Sport offers a complete, progressive program focused on giving participants a comprehensive understanding of sport driving techniques. The course consists of a specific and exciting two-day training program based on an exclusive, personalized teaching method, using Ferrari cars for track work and vehicle control exercises.

Up to twenty-four customers are divided into four groups of six participants each and receive direct, engaging instruction on the most efficient driving position in the cockpit, progressive accelerator and brake control, establishing precise driving lines through bends and braking and acceleration techniques. Teaching leads up to thrilling car control exercises that include conditions of power oversteer.

The course also provides a great opportunity for getting familiar with the actual performance of various Ferrari models thanks to a program that lets you experience different electronic vehicle control setups. The practical instruction is completed by several theory sessions aimed at giving a more in-depth insight into driving technique and helping drivers analyze vehicle behavior.

For customers who have already completed Corso Pilota Sport and grasped the basic driving techniques, Ferrari offers this second, more advanced program. The Advanced Course admits twenty participants, divided into four groups of five each. Participants get the opportunity to do plenty of intensive, specialist Ferrari driving and learn about advanced high-speed driving and vehicle control. As always, the emphasis is on continuity in practice and safety.

The Advanced Course also involves several theory sessions that can be individually tailored to suit the technical aptitude and driving style of each participant, thanks to the continuous use of the in-car data acquisition system (telemetry). Starting from this level, of course, participants learn to analyze their own performance behind the wheel, including through dynamic skill trials. This is elaborated upon in even further in the Evolution Course.

The Evolution Course divides participants into four groups of four and offers them the opportunity to develop their on-road Ferrari driving skills while experiencing the unique thrill of driving a 488 Challenge race car.

Driving techniques and excitement is enhanced by in-depth telemetric analysis, also based on the use of competition cars and tires. What’s more, a highly personalized teaching approach is dedicated to improving the technique and personal performance of each participant in every detail. Again, this is thanks to the intensive use of data acquisition systems.

As its name suggests, the Evolution Course is the natural evolution? of Ferrari Corso Pilota. By means of dynamic skill trials, the course helps drivers adapt sports driving techniques to day-to-day situations in advanced track sessions during which they discover the performance of road-going Ferrari’s and that of the 488 Challenge race car, plus their own personal limits.

Ferrari Corso Pilota is completed by the Challenge Course, the ultimate expression of sports driving courses dedicated to Ferrari customers. This course takes the sport’s concepts developed in the previous three programs to their logical conclusion.

Ferrari has created the Challenge Course to provide highly professional and technically advanced instruction in order to bring customers closer to the world of Ferrari racing. It, therefore, provides in-depth instruction aimed at perfecting driving technique and maintaining constant performance over timed track sessions and also teaches participants how they can take part in the Ferrari Challenge professionally, safely and competitively. The dynamic program is based on track driving sessions related to the 488 Challenge. Chronometric and telemetric assessment is used to help participants gain familiarity with basic racing techniques, like starting and overtaking, the procedures for the various stages of a race, car setup methods and race rules and regulations.

The Challenge Course, therefore, offers a highly exciting and professional experience, for becoming a real Ferrari racing driver.

2020 Corso Pilota Schedule


SPORT (Level 1)

Track: Monticello Motor Club

Dates: April 27-28, April 29-30, Sept. 21-22

Track: The Thermal Club

Dates: May 13-14, May 22-23

Track: The Concours Club

Dates: Oct. 14-15, Oct. 16-17

Advanced (Level 2)

Track: Monticello Motor Club

Dates: Sept. 23-24

Track: The Thermal Club

Dates: May 16-17

Track: The Concours Club

Dates: Oct. 18-19

Evolution (Level 3)

Track: The Thermal Club

Dates: May 18-19

Track: Daytona International Speedway

Dates: Nov. 16-17

Challenge (Level 4)

Track: Weathertech Raceway Laguna Sea

Dates: July 21-22

Track: Daytona International Speedway

Dates: Nov. 18-19

Course Fees (excluding tax)

  • Sport: $15,300
  • Advanced: $18, 550
  • Evolution: $22,550
  • Challenge (Daytona): $27,550
  • Challenge (Laguna): $29,550

Car Park

  • 10: F8 Tributo
  • 4: 812 Superfast
  • 3: SF90 Stradale
  • 7: 488 Challenge EVO
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