First Track Day in a Ferrari!!!

Discussion in 'Tracking & Driver Education' started by 3POINT8, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:55 AM.

  1. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3
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    Jan 23, 2014
    Hi - I signed up for my first track day in a Ferrari. I tracked my 911S three times or so but have never tracked a Ferrari. I'll be driving my 458 at PIR. What should I expect? Any suggestions?

    On the Porsche I was told not to use the parking brake after a session as it might warp the rotors. Can you leave the parking brake off on a 458? I also read other threads on this topic and they said to make sure to do one or two cool down laps after each session. Also to watch your temps. Any other helpful hints or tid-bits would be much appreciated! As you can tell, I am very amped!
  2. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob F1 World Champ
    Owner Consultant

    Aug 10, 2002
    You mean PIR as in pheonix ISM? If so what you are going to have to worry about is the heat on your body and on your car. Stock cooling systems are pretty marginal and high ambient temp just make that worse.
  3. LBBP

    LBBP Formula Junior

    Dec 8, 2014
    Concord, TN
    Portland International Raceway (PIR), just a guess.
  4. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3
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    Jan 23, 2014
    yes portland international raceway. i am concerned with the heat and what temp oil should be at.

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