Construction of Ferrari's new base underway

© F1 Pulse, 9 January 2013
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Ferrari has begun work on its new base at Maranello to increase its factory’s efficiency in a project seeking long-term benefits for the Italian team.

Used as a car park, the new site is owned by Ferrari and is located close to its current headquarters.

"The first excavations have indeed begun of the foundations of the building that will house the offices of the management, engineers and administrative staff along with the working areas of the team," Ferrari confirmed on its website.

“In recent days the company has been working together with the district of Maranello to iron out all the administrative details: the procedure for the construction of the new building has been presented and details have been agreed that determine any amendments to this to keep in accordance with urban standards,” it added. “Among them, new car parks will be built, substantially increasing the overall availability of places for cars to park in the area.”

Ferrari also confirmed that it will be launching its car for the 2013 season in the first week next month in Maranello ahead of the opening pre-season test at Jerez that begins on February 5.


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