Ferrari halt work after earthquake

Date published: May 29 2012

Ferrari have suspended work at their Maranello headquarters after an earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday…

Ferrari have suspended work at their Maranello headquarters after an earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday.

The quake, which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale, was the second one to hit the Emilia-Romagna region in just over a week and reportedly resulted in nine fatalities.

Although the epicentre was 40km north of Bologna, Ferrari have decided to halt work and send their staff home.

“After the earthquake, working activity has been suspended for today. All the workers and employees have been allowed to join their families,” the team said via Twitter.

Fernando Alonso added: “After the earthquake, the team has decided to stop the activities at the factory. We are all going back to home.”