Posted on July 24, 2012

Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have taken time out from their preparations for the Hungarian Grand Prix to experience first-hand the devastation the two deadly earthquakes in northern Italy earlier this year had on the lives of local people. In May two large earthquakes inside the space of 10 days hit the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, of which Ferrari’s Maranello base is situated, killing 23 people, leaving thousands homeless and destroying both historic buildings and businesses to the estimated cost of £3.83bn in damage. Two months on from the disasters, 13,000 people continue to live in tented More…

Posted on June 20, 2012

Ferrari will donate over £1.4 million to the families of the victims of the earthquakes that devastated northern Italy last month following a hugely successful online auction over recent weeks. Twenty three people died and several hundred were injured after the Emilia Romagna region was hit by two deadly earthquakes measuring 6.0 and 5.8 on the Richter Scale respectively inside 10 days at the end of May. Thousands of local residents were also made homeless and many of the region’s cultural buildings were destroyed. The shocks were felt at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters, which are located less than 50km away, and More…

Posted on May 31, 2012

Italy has been rocked in recent weeks by a series of earthquakes that have destroyed the lives of many families in the Emilia-Romagna region of the nation, which is the home to the city of Modena; a name prominent with both Ferrari and motoring fans alike. Ferrari had to stop work in Maranello for a day this week. Ferrari are holding an on-line auction to raise funds for the families of those who have lost their lives, a number that currently stands at 23. The auction will have a designated section on the companies on-line Ferrari Store, allowing the public More…

Posted on May 21, 2012

A powerful earthquake, which struck in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing seven people and destroying many historic buildings, was centred less than 50 kilometres from Maranello, the home of Ferrari. The magnitude six quake, had its epicentre between the towns of Finale Emilia, San Felice sul Panaro and Sermide, about 35km north of the city of Bologna, close to Modena, but it was felt as far afield as Milan. A Ferrari spokesman said this morning that the shock had been clearly felt in Maranello, but there is no damage to Ferrari’s road car factory or to the Gestione More…

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