Plenty of records have been broken at the Olympics in London this year. Most noticeably, Usain Bolt beat his own Olympic record over 100m, finishing in 9.63s even after a cautious start. In archery, South Korean Im Dong-Hyun broke his own 72-arrow mark of 696 by three points and in the team shoot, along with Kim Bubmin and Oh Jin-Hyek, he shattered the world record by 18 points, registering a 216-arrow total of 2,087. American swimmer Michael Phelps simply became the most decorated Olympian in history.
Elsewhere, records were set by the general public, with an astonishing 925,000 people tuning in to BBC iPlayer the day after the opening ceremony. This past Friday, 4.4 million passengers used the tube in London, the third time the record was broken that week. However, at Silverstone next month a different sort of transport record attempt will be made.
For this year’s Ferrari Racing Days, held over September 15/16, the organisers have received over 1000 entries for the ‘Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars’ in history. The record was set back in 2007, when 490 of Maranello’s finest graced the Northamptonshire circuit, but with the recently extended track, there is a possibility of more than doubling that figure. Amongst lovers of cars and racing, Ferrari arguably instils the most passion of any manufacturer or team; if you’re a fan of the prancing horse there could scarcely be a more evocative sight.
Aside from the parade, visitors will be able to see the exclusive FXX and 599XX development models out on track. Perhaps of more interest to motor sport fans, there will be racing throughout the weekend and a strong presence from the Scuderia’s F1 Clienti. Sold to enthusiasts from a stable of over 200 Grand Prix cars and prepared by a long-serving team of technicians, dozens of classic Ferrari single-seaters frequently make appearances at the manufacturer’s events.
Ferrari North Europe are still accepting entries for the event, so if you want to get involved and enter your car for the Guinness World Record attempt, visit www.ferrariracingdays.com.