Telethon scientific committee visits Ferrari
Maranello, 26th June
It’s a special day for Ferrari, welcoming an international group of researchers to Maranello, who are part of the scientific committee of Telethon, an Italian charitable organisation that, among other things, organises the traditional charity marathon fundraiser for research into rare illnesses. The professors come from around the world and work in the best US hospitals, research centres and universities such as Duke, Yale and Harvard. They include top specialists in the fields of neurology, cellular and molecular biology, paediatrics, tumours and gerontology.
These leaders in their field were invited by Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, who also heads up Telethon. A year ago in Milan, he was part of the commission that selected the research projects to receive funds from the charity.
President Montezemolo welcomed the guests before they were taken on a factory tour. The scientists, all Italophiles, enjoyed the visit and had plenty of questions for their guides. The twenty strong party was shown the whole Ferrari range and attracting the most attention were the LaFerrari and the new California T. The Ferrari Classiche department also proved popular as did the exclusive ‘Tailor Made” personalisation programme.
The group was clearly struck by the exclusivity of Ferrari and were also impressed by the level of innovation, as well as the constant and in-depth research that goes into every detail of the work carried out in Maranello.