Fiorano Circuit

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Pista di Fiorano
Fiorano; Ferrari's private test track.svg
Location Fiorano Modenese, Italy
Time zone GMT +1
Coordinates 44°32′2″N 10°51′29″E / 44.53389°N 10.85806°E / 44.53389; 10.85806Coordinates: 44°32′2″N 10°51′29″E / 44.53389°N 10.85806°E / 44.53389; 10.85806
Major events
Length 2.997 km (1.862 mi)
Turns 12
Lap record 0:55.999 (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, 2004)
Turn 1 of the Fiorano Circuit as seen from the roadside.
F430 in test.

The Fiorano Circuit is a private racetrack owned by Ferrari for development and testing purposes. It is located in Fiorano Modenese, near the Italian town of Maranello.

Built in 1972, it was originally 8.4 metres (27.6 ft) wide and 3000 metres (1.86 miles) long. In 1992, a chicane was added making it 3021 metres (1.88 miles) long, then in 1996 a new renovated track was introduced (a fast bend to replace a sharp corner at the end of the pit straight) which shortened the total length by 24 metres (0.02 miles). The average F1 lap speed is over 160 km/h (99 mph) and the F1 top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph). As Fiorano is a testing track, it has a wide range of corner types, with corner diameters between 370 metres (1,213.9 ft) and 13.71 metres (45.0 ft). Thus Ferrari is able to simulate corner and track types of other Grand Prix circuits.

The track is equipped with telemetry sensors and a large skidpad for tyre testing. When Scuderia Ferrari are testing a F1 car at the track, it is common to see Tifosi watching the test from the roadside, which is the closest point from which the track is viewable to the public.

Ferrari customers are allowed to test drive new cars at the Fiorano circuit. The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is named after this track.

Fiorano Circuit record lap times[edit]

Car Record Driver Year Note
Formula One cars
Ferrari F2004 0'55.999 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004
Ferrari F2003-GA 0'56.33 Germany Michael Schumacher 2003
Ferrari 248 F1 0'57.099 Brazil Felipe Massa 2006
Ferrari F2005 0'57.146 Germany Michael Schumacher 2005
Ferrari F2002 0'57.476 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002
Ferrari F2007 0'58.366 Brazil Felipe Massa 2007
Ferrari F310B 0'59.00 Germany Michael Schumacher 1997
Ferrari F2008 0'59.111 Italy Mirko Bortolotti 2008
Ferrari F399 1'00.226 Italy Luca Badoer 1999
Ferrari 412T 1'00.31 France Jean Alesi 1994
Race cars
Ferrari 333 SP 1'11.90 slicks
Ferrari 333 SP 1'13.00 slicks, air restrictors
Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione 1'15.00
Ferrari 360 Veloqx-Prodrive 1'15.00
Ferrari FXX 1'16.00 Mexico Martino Lopez 2007
Ferrari 458 Challenge 1'16.50 2010
Maserati Trofeo 1'21.1 2003
Ferrari F355 Challenge 1'25.40 rear wing
Ferrari 348 Challenge 1'33.00
Road cars
LaFerrari 1'20.00 Spain Fernando Alonso 2012[1]
Ferrari F12berlinetta 1'23.00 2012
Ferrari 458 Speciale 1'23.50 2013 Michelin Sport Cup 2
Ferrari 599 GTO 1'24.00 2010
Enzo Ferrari 1'24.90 2002
Ferrari 458 Italia 1'25.00 2010
Ferrari 430 Scuderia 1'25.00 2007 Semi-slicks
Maserati MC12 1'25.20
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 1'26.50 2006 Semi-slicks
Ferrari F50 1'27.00
Ferrari F430 1'27.00 2005 Semi-slicks
Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale 1'28.00 2003 Semi-slicks
Ferrari F430 1'28.50 2005
Ferrari F40 1'29.60
Ferrari 360 Modena 1'31.50
Ferrari 575M Maranello 1'31.512
Ferrari 550 Maranello 1'32.528
Ferrari F355 F1 1'33.00 1997
Ferrari F355 1'34.00 1994
Ferrari F512M 1'35.00 1995
Ferrari 512TR 1'35.00 1992
Ferrari 456GT 1'35.00
Maserati 4200 GT 1'35.00
Ferrari 288 GTO 1'36.00
Ferrari Testarossa 1'36.00 1984
Ferrari 348TB 1'37.00 1989
Ferrari 328 GTB 1'44.00

Fiorano represented in video games list[edit]

Simulation / Video Game Year Fiorano
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends 2012 Yes
Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010 Yes
Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli 2008 Yes
Ferrari GT: Evolution 2008 Yes[2]
rFactor 2005 Yes
Ferrari F355 Challenge 1999 Yes
Ferrari Formula One 1988 Yes[3]
F1 Challenge 99-02 2003 Yes[4]

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