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16 Oct 2013Corporate News, Events Calendar, Press Releases
Kaspersky Lab is delighted to offer its congratulations to Antonio Fuoco, after the 17-year-old racing driver earned his first single-seater title in this year’s Formula Renault 2.0 Alps. Fuoco, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, clinched his maiden championship with a second-placed finish at the round in Imola, Italy.
Kaspersky Lab’s commitment to Ferrari goes beyond the F1 star of Scuderia Ferrari – the company also actively helps to nurture young talent in the Ferrari Driver Academy. Fuoco’s hopes are high that next year he will already take part to the FIA Formula 3 Championship, an important next step in his career and professional grown.
Commenting on Fuoco’s achievement, Alexander Moiseev, Managing Director Europe, Kaspersky Lab, said: “Kaspersky Lab is used to supporting promising young experts in their respective fields. We organize our own nonprofit projects to help develop the next generation of IT security professionals. That’s exactly why, as part of our long-term strategic cooperation with Ferrari, we decided to support the Ferrari Driver Academy. Those young drivers demonstrate the values we share – energy, speed, drive and youthful ardor. It is a real pleasure to see them grow, both as individuals and in their motorsport careers. Congratulations to Antonio Fuoco on his outstanding achievement and good luck for next season.”
Ferrari Driver Academy was established by Scuderia Ferrari to develop and promote young talents. The aim of this project is to support the drivers as they progress, not just in terms of their racing skills, but also as they mature as individuals.
Kaspersky Lab entered the world of motor racing in May 2010, sponsoring the AF Corse team – involved in the Le Mans Series with Ferrari GT cars – and assuming the position of ‘Official Supplier’ to Scuderia Ferrari. Half a year later Kaspersky Lab became an ‘Official Sponsor’ of the team: Kaspersky Lab’s logo appeared on Ferrari’s Formula One cars.
The companies have also released a co-branded product: Kaspersky Internet Security Special Ferrari Edition. This security solution comes with a Ferrari-style user interface and the Ferrari Virtual Academy video simulator game to align Kaspersky Lab’s best-of-breed anti-malware technologies with the world-famous image of Scuderia Ferrari.
As part of the expanded sponsorship agreement, the Kaspersky Lab logo features prominently on the nose cone and sides of Scuderia Ferrari’s F1 cars throughout the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
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