F1 Russian Grand Prix Thursday 27th September 2018 to Monday 1st October 2018 - Sochi, Russia
Mini Action Day Saturday 29th September 2018 - Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire
F1 Japanese Grand Prix Thursday 4th October 2018 to Monday 8th October 2018 - Suzuka, Japan
AMOC International Circuit Saturday 6th October 2018 - Silverstone
Masters Dijon Motors Cup Friday 12th October 2018 to Monday 15th October 2018 - Dijon, France
Grand Prix of South America Thursday 18th October 2018 to Saturday 17th November 2018 - South America
Algarve Classic Festival Friday 19th October 2018 to Monday 22nd October 2018 - Algarve, Portugal
F1 USA Grand Prix Friday 19th October 2018 to Monday 22nd October 2018 - Austin, Texas
F1 Mexican Grand Prix Thursday 25th October 2018 to Sunday 28th October 2018 - Mexico City, Mexico
Imola Classic Friday 26th October 2018 to Sunday 28th October 2018 - Imola, Italy
In a year filled with celebrations for Ferrari's 70th, one could easily be fooled into thinking the latest exhibition the Design Museum; Ferrari: Under the skin, would be just like any other. It does however, stand apart. From the moment you enter the cavernous quadruple height atrium in Kensington, the Fisons Daytona Competizione takes centre stage.
The exhibition starts off with a fascinating look into Enzo's personal items; everything from watches to Enzo's driving licence. A selection of rarely seen period photographs and original engineering drawings and line the walls too.
It serves up a much greater level of insight into Ferrari's heritage. Each of the 6 or so rooms offers up an incredible selection of cars, bucks and everything in between. A full size half painted clay model of the recently released J50; a special with a run of just 10 cars celebrating 50 years of Ferrari in Japan sits in the first room. The J50 is flanked by a 250 LM shell suspended in the air, a wire framed 250GTO below and surrounded by 1:8 scale wind tunnel models and full size engines.
Especially of interest on the cars front are some lesser seen oddities. There are a couple of Gianni Agnelli's personal cars, the only real Testarossa Spyder and his two tone, blue and green 166MM.
Sitting with these two is the first 250 PF cabriolet prototype. A very special car sporting an almost-black, dark green livery and featuring several distinct design changes to the later cars, most noticeably its dropped driver's side door and the windscreen supported only by pillars either side (0655GT). It sits opposite a debuting 275 4 cam fresh out of restoration by DK Engineering.
Towards the end of the exhibition, the cars step up again. A 250SWB sits behind a 250 GT Sperimentale, ahead of both, a green 250GTO. Continuing on the race theme, helmets from every era and a Schumacher race suit sit proudly opposite the cars. The exit scene is taken care of with a white Laferrari Aperta.
Words by Luke Gilbertson