The world-renowned Monaco Grand Prix could not take place this year, for the first time since 1954, but Ferrari was still out in force, this time to star in a new mini-film by acclaimed film-maker, Claude Lelouch.
Inspired by his famous “C’était Un Rendez-Vous” released in 1976, the new short film features the SF Stradale taking its first breathtaking drive through the Principality’s tight winding streets and roads, evoking both the atmosphere of the beloved Grand Prix and the roar of the Ferrari 275 GTB that provided the instantly recognisable soundtrack to the 1976 film shot in Paris.
On the city circuit, the SF90 Stradale proved its unmatched performance for a Ferrari production car: 1,000 cv, a weight-to-power ratio of 1.57 kg/cv, and 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h. The car’s name, a reference to the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari celebrated last year, exemplifies the symbiosis of transferred technology between Ferrari road and track cars, of which this recent model is the maximum expression.
This first post-lockdown French shoot symbolically also marked the start of a gradual return to the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic and the restart of the film industry, impacted significantly by recent restrictions.
Ferrari welcomed this partnership as a way of demonstrating support for its incredibly loyal tifosi, clients and supporters, as an expression of hope that the world is gradually being able to heal and look positively towards the future, also in anticipation of the expected restart of the F1 season in July.
In the same spirit, the famous Maranello based marque has continued to demonstrate its commitment to fighting the Covid-19 crisis through concrete support ranging from fundraisers, the distribution of healthcare equipment to hospitals, production of respiratory conversion valves at the Maranello factory, to the most recent expression of transfer technology represented in the design of a new pulmonary ventilator, FI5, offered in open source production at global level.