Hamilton gets invitation to drive a special Ferrari, but not from Ferrari itself

20-01-2021 11:59 | Updated: 20-01-2021 12:19
by GPblog.com
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Hamilton gets invitation to drive a special Ferrari, but not from Ferrari itself

Former Minardi driver and businessman Paolo Barilla would like to see Lewis Hamilton driving a Ferrari 312B. And that's a good thing, because the Italian has one in his own car park.

Not just any Ferrari

Barilla's Ferrari 312B is not just any Ferrari. It is the car in which Clay Regazzoni won the 1970 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Barilla has had the car fully restored and would love it if a great of today would step into the car.

Barilla, who is no stranger to fast cars, considers it a privilege to have driven the 312B himself. "I drove it in Monte Carlo and it really touched me. But the car is difficult to drive, so I won't do it again," said the 1985 Le Mans 24 Hours winner to the Italian branch of Motorsport.com.

Emotions of the 312B should be felt

"It would have to be a driver who can appreciate the emotions when you are behind the wheel of this car. I think Lewis Hamilton is such a driver. When I hear him talk about driving, I can feel that he is a driver who can appreciate special features of a car."

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