Ferrari helps design new low-cost fan in coronavirus battle
ROME: Ferrari Formula One team announced on Wednesday that they have helped develop a new low cost fan which can be used in the fight against coronavirus .
The F15 project has been developed in five weeks by the Maranello team in conjunction with the Genoa team. Italian institute of technology .
We started work on March 21 and the first prototype was ready on April 25, Ferrari's innovation manager Corrado Onorato said in a video conference.
Designed to meet the demands of medium intensive care, Ferrari said the fan was reliable, versatile and easy to use and assemble.
The Formula One season was suspended due to the pandemic that killed more than 31,000 people in Italy.
But Simone subtraction , head of the Ferrari chassis department, said they had received the go-ahead from International Automobile Federation (FIA) to carry out the project that spanned several divisions: simulation, 3D modeling, and chassis design.
The COVID-19 challenge was one we wanted to face, said Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto.
This project was a very stimulating experience, as well as being really rewarding for everyone involved.
The fan s are produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than currently available pulmonary fan s.
Professor Giorgio Metta , scientific director of the Italian institute of technology , said: "We think that it can be done at very low cost."
The Mercedes team, Ferrari's great rival on the circuit, had also participated in a comparable initiative in Great Britain.
During the tragic situation of the coronavirus epidemic we found ourselves faced with a respiratory problem, explained Antonello Forgione, a surgeon at Milan's Niguarda Hospital.
We thought about how to invent a machine that we could make available to everyone, open source, safely, efficiently and quickly. Then we contacted Ferrari, he added.
Two prototypes have been designed and are now ready for a test phase.