Ferrari has closed its factor in Maranello, including its Formula 1 operation, in response to the spread of the Coronavirus.
“At a time like this my gratitude goes first and foremost to Ferrari’s women and men who, with their tremendous commitment over the past few days, have demonstrated the passion and dedication that defines our marque,” said Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri.
“Together with our suppliers, they have ensured the company’s production. And it is out of our respect for them, for their peace of mind and those of their families that we have decided on this course of action,” he added. “Our clients and fans are also top of mind for us at this time, as we prepare for a strong restart.”
Elsewhere other Formula 1 teams are continuing their operations. Mercedes confirmed today its chassis facility in Brackley and engine centre in Brixworth, both in the United Kingdom, remain open.
RaceFans understands Renault’s base in Enstone, UK and engine operation in Viry-Chatillon, France also remain open. Racing Point and Williams’ bases in the UK are also open. The Haas team, which has bases in the USA and UK, are also at work, though those who can base themselves at home are doing.
The five teams have all required staff who travelled to Melbourne to remain away from their factories temporarily. Other Formula 1 teams have been approached for comment by RaceFans.
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