Ferrari welcomes top students of Tsinghua University

Maranello, June 28th – Today saw the arrival at the Ferrari headquarters of the four students from Tsinghua University for the internship programme financed by Ferrari with the proceeds of the unique Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano China Limited Edition auctioned in Beijing last November. The exclusive Ferrari 599 decorated with Song Dynasty Ge Kiln pottery patterns and was designed by Chinese contemporary artist Lu Hao was auctioned for 1.2 million euro. The students from Tsinghua University’s Department of Automotive Engineering were selected as the best of their course to undertake the five-week internship in Ferrari.

The programme, organized by Ferrari in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, will involve three groups of students from the prestigious Chinese University for the next three years. This initiative reflects the importance given by Ferrari’s founder, Enzo Ferrari, to investing in young talents and research, an approach further encouraged and developed today by Chairman Luca di Montezemolo.

Over the coming weeks the students will follow the development process and production of a Ferrari at the factory in Maranello. They will work closely with a team of Ferrari engineers to understand the creation process behind building a Ferrari car and this will give them a unique insight into the company’s heritage, innovative processes, exclusivity, and brand DNA. This concrete part of the programme is closely associated to the academic semester they attended at the Politecnico di Milano.

On their first day in Maranello, the students were taken on a complete tour of the headquarters, visiting the design department, the mechanical workshop, the assembly lines, the Gestione Sportiva racing division, Formula 1 Clienti and the Galleria Ferrari museum.