It is undeniable that the coronavirus pandemic is working in all areas of life. Even supercar production was not affected by the effects of COVID-19. Outstanding automakers around the world even had to close operations Ferrari. But apparently the news is getting better.
Ferrari continued production yesterday after running its production at idle since mid-March. The movement to stop the operations recorded the death of 919 people on March 27, Italy's deadliest day during the pandemic. For comparison, Italy reported 174 Covid-19 deaths on May 3.
The monthly and one-half intervals of the Maranello-based brand mark the longest time Ferrari has paused production since the company began with the start of the 125 S model in 1947.
For now, work at the factory is limited, but Ferrari expects to reach pre-ramp levels by Friday. But after that, there will be no business as usual.
Last week, Ferrari trained its employees on new security protocols to navigate business life with anti-virus measures. The company also reorganized its common areas in the light of social withdrawal guidelines. It has also been testing volunteer antibodies for Ferrari staff over the past few weeks.
Ferrari is not the only exotic car maker to continue production this week. Similar re-openings take place in Lamborghini in Sant'Agata, Italy and in Bugatti in Molsheim, France, and Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, UK.
Whether you're planning to buy a supercar built this year or if you're a Ferrari fan who can become hours poetic about each of the company's Formula 1 records, the re-lighting of lights in Maranello is a much-needed messenger of better times in the future.
Last year Ferrari produced more than 10,000 cars. It is a long order to think that the company can exceed this number in 2020. Then, everything is possible with the incredible, unexpected changes we've seen so far in 2020.