Ferrari have confirmed that their race drivers Raikkonen and Massa will both take part in the F1 Festival at Abu Dhabi on February 3rd 2007. The event will be the largest ever gathering of Formula 1 cars and drivers ever, outside of an actual Grand Prix weekend.
The chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nayhan said, “We are absolutely delighted that Suderia Ferrari Malboro will be brining both of their drivers and their cars to race through the streets of Abu Dha – in what is now a matter of days. Ferrari enjoys a unique relationship with its fans around the world and the UAE is no exception. This will be a rare opportunity for fans to see their heroes up close.”
The F1 Festival will see the Ferrari F1 car with Mubadala sponsorship on it for the first time. The Festival is free for spectators; the street circuit has been designed specially to ensure that the maximum amount of spectators will be able to view the cars. Confirmed drivers who will be present include Fernando Alonso, Scott Speed, Ralk Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Christijan Albers, Michael Ammermuller, and now Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa.