The historical rivalry between McLaren and Ferrari has ignited the passion of athletes over the years with memorable duels to conquer the title. Some have entered history like Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in the 1990 World Championship or, more recently, Louis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen in the 2007 World Championship, with the Finnish champion winning at the last Grand Prix with only one point of difference.
Even if in race they fight for the cup or for the grid, McLaren and Ferrari have long shared a valuable ally that supports them to face the enormous challenges that they have to face to excel race after race: exercise.
On the track, as well as at home, champions from all over the world train with Technogym. The best of Technogym training technology and equipment will therefore be at the service of Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz jr. and Charles Leclerc, young champions of the two teams in the next Formula 1 World Championship. Carlos Sainz Jr. will find a familiar environment when he trains with equipment he knows and appreciates.
Ferrari’s teams and drivers keep fit with Technogym
Technogym is the official supplier of the Scuderia Ferrari and supports the team's drivers in athletic preparation with equipment, services and specific training solutions. In addition, at Maranello Village, the company has made available to employees and managers a gym with the most innovative machines for stretching, cardiovascular and strength training, including Skill Line, FLEXability, Selection ed Excite.
It is very important for a driver to be trained when racing. If fatigue prevails at some point, the risk is that concentration will decrease and mistakes will be made, explains Marc Gene, Ferrari Ambassador and Italian TV commentator.
In addition to the drivers, every year the team have the opportunity to carry out the traditional check-up, consisting of a series of medical examinations completed by a set of physiological and performance tests carried out using Technogym equipment, services and solutions. The check-up, managed by Formula Medicine staff and Maranello Village personal trainers, leads to the formulation of a training card dedicated to each employee.
Technogym and McLaren: on track trained with the F1 Training Machine
Technogym has equipped the McLaren’s Technology Centre in Woking, England, as well as developing and providing customised training solutions for the team's drivers. The Centre, open to all team members and employees as part of the McLaren corporate wellness programme, allows to train with the best of the Excite, Kinesis e Selection lines. Like Ferrari, McLaren recognises the importance of caring for the wellbeing of all the company's employees, not just the drivers, because a healthy and strong team also helps the drivers achieve their goals.
During races that can last up to two hours, the body of an F1 driver is subjected to unprecedented stress: at every turn at the wheel of a car at an average speed of over 240 km/h, the force applied to the driver's upper limbs reaches thousands of kilos. At the same time, during the thousands of corners taken during a Grand Prix, the gravitational force endured is prohibitive. The equipment reproduces the driving position and, in combination with a steering load system and additional equipment, trains the most stressed areas of the upper body.
Technogym wishes the drivers and teams a future of wellness and satisfaction on the tracks all over the world.