Ferrari to build new bespoke Formula 1 factory at Maranello
25 October, 2013
Ferrari is planning to build a new Formula 1 factory at its Maranello headquarters, according to reports in Germany.
Bild correspondent Frank Schneider said it is a “major project”, intended to end Ferrari’s six-year drought since last winning the Championship in 2007.
Bild said that the new factory will boast three storeys to accommodate Ferrari’s 700 staff members who work exclusively for the Formula 1 team.
The development would be in addition to Ferrari’s totally renovated wind tunnel, and new driver simulator.
Schneider said the new factory will be ready in as little as a year.
He also claimed that Ferrari’s new facilities could convince Sebastian Vettel to move from Red Bull.
However, Helmut Marko thinks the German will stay at Red Bull Racing
“Sebastian’s contract runs for quite a long time,” he is quoted by Speed Week.
“And as long as we give him a competitive car, he has no reason to change teams. Sebastian wants to win, not just be in a team because it is famous,” Marko insisted. (GMM)
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