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Full-On Ferrari Ferocity: On-Board a Ferrari 333 SP

Submitted by on April 5, 2015

Ferrari 333 SP On Board

Hop on board with Christian Pescatori as he works hard to keep a fierce Ferrari 333 SP in check and on point around Daytona.

This video comes from the 2014 Classic 24 Hour at Daytona and features Christian Pescatori at the wheel of a Ferrari 333 SP.

The footage is full on Ferrari ferocity, and only gets more exciting as Christian picks up the pace. Lap one gives the car a little time to stretch its legs and warm up, and then the action gets hot and heavy for lap two of the classic banked circuit. Turn it up and hang on!

Christian kicked off a successful racing career by winning the Italian Formula 3 Championship in 1993 and has since won the Sports Racing World Cup, the FIA GT Championship N-GT class and the Le Mans Endurance Series GTS Championship. He picked up a works drive with Audi in 2002, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring and claiming two second place overall finishes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001 and 2002.

Ferrari’s 333 SP kicked off its racing career at around the same time as Christian and signaled Ferrari’s return to sportscar racing after a two-decade hiatus. The Michelotto-built machine has a modified version of Ferrari’s 1990 641 Formula 1 V12 in it, and hit the racing scene in 1994 to contest the IMSA WSC class.

Ferrari had four 333SPs for the championship, and they did their best to fill the top spots of result sheets wherever they went. They took the top two spots in the model’s debut at Road Atlanta in 1994, and would pick up another four wins throughout the season. 1995 would see wins in the 12 Hours of Sebring along with four other races, eventually securing Ferrari the constructors’ championship along with a drivers’ title for Fermín Velez.

The 333 SP stayed competitive for an impressive time span as well, with updates to the car keeping it in winning contention in several series all the way through to its final race in the 2003 500 Kilometers of Monza.

MORE: The Winningest Ferrari 333 SP

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