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January 25, 2024
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Ferrari rides the F1 tech in thrilling ocean racing adventures.

TLDR:

  • Ferrari, the luxury sports car maker, is entering the world of ocean racing by partnering with Italian ocean racing yachtsman Giovanni Soldini.
  • The project aims to expand Ferrari’s racing capabilities and enhance its technological know-how.
  • Formula One teams have had previous ties with yachting, such as Red Bull’s Adrian Newey and British Olympian Ben Ainslie.
  • Ferrari will focus on using cutting-edge technologies throughout the entire cycle of the boat’s development.
  • No further details or information on the level of investment are provided.

Ferrari, known for its presence in Formula One racing since the sport’s inception, is venturing into the world of ocean racing by partnering with Italian yachtsman Giovanni Soldini. The luxury sports car maker aims to expand its racing capabilities and enhance its technological know-how through this new venture. Previously, Formula One teams have had close ties with yachting, with Red Bull’s top designer Adrian Newey collaborating with British Olympian Ben Ainslie on an America’s Cup challenge. Mercedes technical director James Allison and CEO of Aston Martin Performance Technologies, Martin Whitmarsh, have also been involved in yachting projects.

Ferrari plans to utilize cutting-edge technologies throughout the entire process of developing the boat, from conception and engineering to realization. The company believes that the search for maximum performance at sea will lead to innovations and concrete solutions for sustainability, which will also benefit the evolution of their sports cars. Further details about the project and the level of investment by Ferrari have not been disclosed.

In a separate development, Soldini and Maserati recently ended their 11-year partnership in ocean navigation. Soldini, an experienced sailor with over 30 years of solo and crewed ocean competition, including two solo round-the-world races, expressed excitement about starting this new adventure with Ferrari. John Elkann, Ferrari’s Chairman and Stellantis Chairman, stated that this challenge would push the company beyond its current boundaries.

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