New Iveco vehicles for Ferrari
Today, at the Ferrari racing track in Fiorano, in the presence of Stefano Sterpone, Iveco Sales & Marketing Senior Vice President, and Jean Todt, Ferrari Managing Director, the delivery of two Iveco Daily vans and one Iveco Minibus Irisbus Proxys 100E17 officially took place, thus further enlarging the number of Iveco vehicles escorting Maranello “reds” on Formula 1 World Championship race tracks.
The ceremony was attended also by Sergio Perini, Iveco Italy Market General Manager and Giuseppe Amaturo, Managing Director of Irisbus Italia, Stefano Domenicali, Sport Manager of the Ferrari team, and Antonio Ghini, Communication Manager of Ferrari.
Red indeed, in the exclusive shade typical of Formula 1 team vehicles, the two Daily Euro 4 vans, the first ones of the new range delivered to the Ferrari team, will be used for the transport of tyres and other technical components to be tested on the race tracks, while Iveco Irisbus Proxys 100E17, suitably customized, will be used for the transport of VIP visitors in the Maranello factory and Fiorano race track.
The two Daily vans and the Proxys are going to enlarge the Iveco fleet supplied to the Formula 1 Ferrari team already including eight Stralis Active Space equipped with engine Cursor 13 by 480 HP and EuroTronic transmission, two Stralis Active Time with engine Cursor 10 by 430 HP, two Eurocargo Tector ML80E18 with short cabin, five Iveco Daily vans and two Daily Combi.
Additionally, the fleet includes two Iveco Irisbus minibuses and a motorhome for the pilots, made by Irisbus on the basis of the bus Granturismo Domino 2001 HDH.
“We are very proud of this partnership with Ferrari, with the presence of our vehicles in a team so prestigious all over the world – declared Stefano Sterpone – but it is also an incentive to remain competitive on the market, fighting against ever harder competitors with the same determination of the Ferrari reds speeding on Formula 1 tracks”.
Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
Iveco employs 32,000 people and runs 43 production units in 18 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 15 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa. More than 4,500 service outlets in over 100 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Turin, 15th December 2006