The Prancing Horse could be firmly back in the saddle again soon. After 18 grueling months, the Ferrari wind tunnel is back in the business of tenaciously testing aerodynamics for the Scuderia racing team.
The wind tunnel testing area is just a small section of the Maranello operations, but it is very important.
The wind tunnel, named galleria del vento, plays a vital role in keeping the Scuderia Ferrari Racing Team on top. It was closed down for over a year due to major discrepancies between testing and actual track results. During the many months that the air was still, Ferrari’s Formula One cars were tested using Toyota’s wind tunnel in Cologne, Germany. According to team principal Stefano Domenicali, wind testing in Germany was “Like playing basketball with one hand behind your back.” The team is likely quite pleased to have the Maranello based wind tunnel back in order.