Actor Michael Fassbender has completed the first round of the 2017 North American Ferrari Challenge racing series.
Known for his role in films like X-Men: First Class, Assassin’s Creed, Steve Jobs and most recently Alien: Covenant, Fassbender has decided to go racing behind the wheel of a Ferrari after completing his training with Ferrari’s “Corsa Pilota” driving program last year. The actor is a lifelong fan of Ferrari and Formula 1, saying that racing a Ferrari is like a dream come true: “Ferrari is defined by racing, and training with the Ferrari team gave me a great foundation to hone my skills behind the wheel of the 488 Challenge race car,” said Fassbender. “From a very early age I idolized Ferrari and its champion, Michael Schumacher, in particular, so now racing in the Ferrari Challenge brings that dream full circle.”
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The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series is a single-model championship developed by the Italian automaker for customers who have a passion for racing. The Challenge is run in three divisions based on regions: Europe, Asia, and North America. Fassbender is currently competing in the North American Ferrari Challenge Series.
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