Making his 2021 racing debut in Europe, Cooper MacNeil (Ferrari of Westlake), who dominated the Ferrari Challenge North America, claimed victory in Race 1 at Misano. The U.S. driver finished seventh overall, just missing out on the podium in the Trofeo Pirelli.
“It’s wonderful to participate in the Finali Mondiali before the start of the 2021 season,” he said. “We finally came off the bench and got back to racing. The environment, the food, and Italy are fantastic. It’s an honor to be at the Misano event representing the Trofeo Pirelli class of the North America championship. The only downside is that we always have to wear a mask, but thanks to it, we can continue to do what we like, so I’m happy to be here this weekend”.
The first day of the Finali Mondiali Ferrari, being held at the Misano World Circuit, offered the results of Race 1 of the last round of the Europe and North America series of both the Trofeo Pirelli and the Coppa Shell. In the Trofeo Pirelli Am of the Challenge North America, Claude Senhoreti (Ferrari of Ft. Lauderdale) came out on top.
Brad Horstmann (Foreign Cars Italia) took the win for the American series, while in the Am series two women got the first and the second position, with Lisa Clark (Ferrari of Beverly Hills) and Eileen Bildman (Ferrari of Long Island) ahead of Christopher Aitken (Ferrari of Houston).
As always, the adrenaline flowed for the exhibition of two of the Formula 1 single-seaters that wrote the recent history of the Prancing Horse in the top motorsport category: the F2007, which won the drivers’ championship for Kimi Raikkonen and the Constructors’ crown for Scuderia Ferrari, and the F2008, which secured Maranello’s 16th team title.
There were also test sessions for the FXX, FXX K and FXX-K EVO, the Prancing Horse’s experimental cars, which represent the crossover between extreme experimentation in the automotive and racing worlds.