Corso Pilota at Circuit of The Americas
May 12 -13, 2021
Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
Austin, TX 78617
Corso Pilota Challenge
Extremely limited in capacity and available to graduates of Advance and Evolution courses, the Challenge Program is approximately 75% of the course drive time is conducted in the 458 Challenge EVO car. Drivers are required to wear full racing suits, helmets and gloves, which is provided if necessary. The curriculum relies heavily on data capture tools, theory sessions and highly personalized instruction. Graduates are then IMSA certified and eligible to pursue Ferrari Challenge racing in North America.
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.