Ferrari no longer produces automobile prototypes for the time being. The long-established company from Maranello has partially converted its factory: where otherwise expensive sports car test models come off the assembly line, breathing protection valves and protective mask accessories are now being manufactured – to support the public in the fight against the corona virus.
In this project, however, Ferrari is not a lone fighter, but only produces the parts that a manufacturer for diving sporting goods has developed. These have been designed in such a way that they can be used to ventilate patients with acute respiratory disorders in an emergency.
Ferrari is supplying further parts to a company that converts existing diving goggles into protective masks for employees in the medical field. These masks are designed to reduce the risk of infection for treating people.
According to Ferrari, hundreds of pieces of equipment will be produced in Maranello “in the coming days”. These are then sent for further processing and then distributed to hospitals in Bergamo, Genoa, Modena, Sassuolo and Medicina.
In addition to Ferrari, other Formula 1 teams have already made their production facilities available for combating coronaviruses, including world championship teams Mercedes and McLaren.