Ferrari will use the World Championship for a new game — but if you have a signed book, you can try too

Casio, the electronic pioneer in the production of speedometers and dashboards for automobiles, has been in business since 1945. Now that record is under attack. Today marks the release of Nick Szabo’s Ferrari 50-Hour…

Ferrari will use the World Championship for a new game — but if you have a signed book, you can try too

Casio, the electronic pioneer in the production of speedometers and dashboards for automobiles, has been in business since 1945. Now that record is under attack.

Today marks the release of Nick Szabo’s Ferrari 50-Hour Speeding Game — a book tracing how legendary motor manufacturer and race car driver Federico Ferrari ran a treacherous 50-hour race in California in 1968. The book promises to take the reader through every race, from start to finish, but it won’t be published until next year.

But not just any Ferrari fans will have the chance to sample the perfect game of Ferrari 50 Hour Speeding, because Ferrari, the technology company headquartered in Modena, will be using data from the current Formula One season as part of the game.

It seems, however, that Ferrari World (a free-to-enter area of the Ferrari museum in Modena) will be running an exclusive 40-hour circuit in the same theme. Anyone who registers for a Ferrari World Ferrari 50 Hour Speeding Simulator will get access to the real-life circuit, and can compete against the world’s best race drivers.

For their first attempt, Ferrari has lined up Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa, Formula One driver and Ferrari F1 test driver Antonio Giovinazzi, racing driver and Formula One team co-owner Rubens Barrichello, and road-racing drivers Jochen Rindt and Dominik Krafft.

The pre-registration page for Ferrari 50 Hour Speeding is now live, and it says that other drivers will be announced soon. If you are interested in participating, click here to reserve your slot!

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More information on the Ferrari 50 Hour Speeding event is available at Ferrari.com/50hwyides.

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