Ferrari is contributing to the coronavirus pandemic relief effort by starting production on respirator valves and fittings for protective masks at their Maranello factory. Italy is undoubtedly one of the hardest hit countries by COVID-19, and in March the Agnelli family, who control the Ferrari F1 team and automobile business, announced a series of measures to help, including a €10 miilion donation to the authorities on the frontline of the crisis, sourcing 150 ventilators, and providing vehicles to the Italian Red Cross. Read more for a video and additional information.
The department that normally deals with new car prototypes is now producing respirator valves as well as fittings for masks, to allow health workers to treat coronavirus patients. Some of these valves have been developed by Mares, a diving equipment manufacturer, tailor-made to fit their masks so as to create emergency face masks to assist patients suffering from respiratory failure.
- Build, race and display the Ferrari F40 Competizione with a minifigure cockpit, removable windshield, plus interchangeable car spoilers and hoods to turn the Competizione into the classic F40 road car!
- Includes a Ferrari racing driver minifigure with a helmet
- Ferrari F40 Competizione car toy measures over 1” (4cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
- 198 pieces – Racing car toy for boys and girls aged 7+ and for fans and kids of all ages
- This LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F40 Competizione 75890 fast car playset can be built together with all other original LEGO building toys and LEGO bricks for creative building
In the next few days, Ferrari plans to manufacture several hundred items of equipment that are already being distributed by some of the companies involved, with the coordination of the Italian Civil Protection, to various Italian hospitals including those in Bergamo, Genoa, Modena, and Sassuolo as well as to health workers in the town of Medicina, near Bologna,” said Ferrari.