Looking like a huge alien Ship has landed, and decided that the best colour scheme would be Ferrari red with a Prancing Pony symbol on it as well, is the amazing attraction off Ferrari world in Abu Dhabi. Everyone knows that the best, most iconic sports and performance cars are built by the Maranello concern, plus the most successful Formula one team in history, so it makes sense that a huge celebratory site should exist. Before you get too excited the site is in Abu Dhabi not far from the Racetrack there. What can you do and see at this site? One thing is for sure they don’t have a discount sale on ex models or anything like that and anyway how would you get it back to the UK? Drive it? That’s going to cost you in petrol then as its 4,000 miles away. If you could rather see the Formula One action nearer to home then a visit to Singapore F1 Paddock Club that you can arrange at edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/f1-paddock-club-singapore may be a better option.
Helping you to get over the disappointment that you can’t pick up a heavily discounted Ferrari in the gift shop you can console yourself by with a go on the Formula Rossa. Here you can experience the G forces that an F1 driver goes through, although they don’t race on a rail system that goes 52 metres in the air. It is the fastest rollercoaster in the world, mind you, and it goes from zero to 150 miles per hour in four seconds (which still wouldn’t be able to beat Lewis Hamilton. It should be remembered that any mention of his name results in you being asked to leave).
After that exhilaration it is time to try the Tyre twist. This is basically the Tea Cups ride but they’ve used tyres instead. To remind you that Ferrari’s are made in Italy and not this desert state you can have a go at driving a remote control boat or car around miniature fake Italian landscapes. If that’s not enough then you can literally wile away minutes in the 50’s retro fitted games zone boasting such exciting games as hook a duck and ring toss. Well, it did say retro.
Is there anything to do with Ferrari there? Yes there is, the Scuderia Challenge puts you in an advanced training simulator modelled on the ones used by the Ferrari test drivers. You can also have a go at seeing how quick you can be at changing a Ferrari F1 tyre. It is amazing at how engrossing and exciting this is. There is also an informative ride where you can see how a Ferrari road car is designed and made. The best thing that you can do is to get to have a drive, under instruction, of a real Ferrari then burn off that speed buzz with a go on the Go karts. The track is modelled on the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, so don’t expect many overtaking opportunities.