15 Amazing Photos from the Ferrari World Challenge Finals

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Recently for the first time in history, the Finali Mondiali, aka The Ferrari World Challenge Finals, took place in North America at Florida's legendary Daytona International Speedway, and Airows' roving photographer was on hand to capture the high-octane action.

Ferrari owners and competitors from all over the world converged at the famed track to display, race and revel in their ridiculously cool rides, ranging from some of the first Ferraris ever built to the marque's latest record-breaking hypercar, the LaFerrari.

Almost 1,000 Ferraris in total gathered in Daytona, with competition cars mainly from Ferrari's Corse Clienti program doing the racing, including the Enzo-based FXX and FXXK, 599XX, and retired Formula 1 cars.

Iconic Italian tire company Pirelli, with which all Ferraris are shod, sponsored the weekend's major races and provided the rubber for all competition cars – some 5,000 tires in all – including super-specialized racing shoes for the $1 million-plus track-only FXX cars and their brethren. 

Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen were on hand to participate in a historic Formula 1 exhibition and also took a handful of attendees along for hot laps in 488 GTB pace cars. Here are some highlights:

Special Pirelli P Zero race tires made for the FXXK get ready to rumble.

We were properly equipped chronograph-wise with this white gold Rolex Daytona 116509 from Bob's Watches, a timepiece whose DNA is deeply entwined for the track it's named after. 

One of the 488 GTBs coming in for a hot lap, a hell of a thrill on the track's notorious steeply-banked turns.

A FXXK client comes in for a pit stop during the racing action.

A Ferrari Formula 1 car being brought to the track for the exhibition laps.

A priceless Ferrari 250 GTO took pride of place at an eye-popping display of classic Ferraris.

The sinuous curves and cockpit of a classic Ferrari 335 S.

Ferrari 288 GTOs on display in the classics paddock.

The famed Rolex gateway to the track at Daytona.

Winning drivers douse themselves in Veuve Clicquot.