Corso Pilota at Circuit of The Americas
May 10 to 11, 2021
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, TX 78617
Corso Pilota Evolution
The Evolution Course divides participants into three groups of five 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 are 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 Ferraris and that of the 488 Challenge race car, plus their own personal limits.
About the Track:
From the start line, the drivers climb a gradient of over 11% to the first corner—the highest point of the circuit—with the apex of the corner positioned on the crest of the hill. They descend the hill to navigate a series of fast sweepers modeled on Silverstone’s Maggotts–Becketts–Chapel complex and through a blind corner at Turn 10, taking them to the far end of the circuit and a hairpin at Turn 11. The drivers then follow a 0.62-mile (1.00 km) straight back towards the pit and paddock area before entering the final sector of the lap and weaving through a series of corners modeled on Hockenheim’s stadium section. This is followed by a downhill, multi-apex corner with limited run-off before the final two corners of the circuit, a pair of left-hand bends that return the drivers to the main straight.