The Italian Grand Prix at Monza came and went by without full benefit to the tifosi, given Mercedes’ command of the 1-2 positions and Vettel only catching last place on the podium.
But that doesn’t mean Scuderia stars Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen can’t enjoy their mandatory publicity stunts – prior to the weekend race they were joined by the third Ferrari driver, Antonio Giovinazzi, for a drive on the track with the most powerful production model in Alfa Romeo’s story – the Giulia QV, trialed on the Balocco (Vercelli) Testing Center.
The short but sweet video depicts the trio taking command of three red Giulia Quadrifoglios, each linked to their work position via the Ferrari-engineered 2.9-liter biturbo V6 with 505 horsepower (377 kilowatts). Linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the sedan commands the best time for a four-door on the Nurburgring Nordschleife and will hurtle the driver to a maximum speed of 191 miles per hour (307 kilometers per hour) following a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint of 3.9 seconds. By the way, the Green Hell record time of 7:31 minutes was set against a German car – the Porsche Panamera Turbo. Vettel and Raikkonen are safe and sound with the Ferrari F1 team, having deals in place with the Scuderia until 2020 and 2019, respectively.