Ferrari technology in the service of Olympics sports
The collaboration between the Italian National Olympic Committee and Ferrari, launched in the year 2007 and officially presented in February 2008, has been set up for researching solutions in favour of the National Sports federations in the area of projects related to technology such as aerodynamics, vehicles and materials. One result of the agreement are the “project teams” and the provision of know-how and technology to study and plan equipment for different events (such as bob, sleigh, skeleton, ice skating and trampoline) from Maranello’s car manufacturer. At Ferrari’s wind tunnel the athletes from the Italian sleigh team, the Olympic athletes Armin Zoeggeler, Gerhard Plankensteiner and Oswald Haselrieder experimented the latest aerodynamic solutions set up with the technicians from Maranello and experts from CONI.
The XXI Olympic Winter games will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 12 to 28 February 2010. This is the third time the Olympics are held in Canada, after Montreal in 1976 and Calgary in 1988. The first sleigh event will be held on 13 February at 5pm (local time 2am on 14 February in Italy) with the first run men’s single, while the conclusive race is held on 17 February at 6pm (3am on 18 February in Italy) with the double run 2 for the gold medal.