Ferraris Gene gears up for Melbourne run 01 Mar 2007
Test driver Marc Gene will take to the streets of Melbourne, Australia this Saturday in a Ferrari Formula One car, two weeks before this seasons opening race is due to be held in the city. Genes demonstration run is part of the pre-Grand Prix festival, a joint initiative with the Australian Grand Prix organisers, to mark the Italian car makers 60th anniversary.
Genes drive down Lygon Street, appropriately in the heart of the citys Little Italy district, is set to be the highlight of the days festivities. Other attractions on offer will include a unique parade of more than 60 Ferrari road cars, Formula One racing simulators, live bands, grid girls, roving entertainment and ticket giveaways.
The 2007 Grand Prix Festival Celebrating Ferrari's 60th Anniversary will make this years Grand Prix even bigger, explained John So, Melbournes Lord Mayor. The Festival will provide a great opportunity to get close to the amazing F1 machines and experience a unique taste of the Grand Prix.
Genes low-speed demonstration run will take place from 2.10pm. However, the Ferraris engine will also be started on three separate occasions during the morning (10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30am) in the Ferrari pit- located in Argyle Place North - to allow members of the public an even closer view of the car.
The 2007 Australian Grand Prix will take place a fortnight later from March 15-18.