Scuderia Ferrari has announced a renewal of its agreement with Kaspersky, as the cyber security and data protection company also becomes an official partner for the FDA Esports Team.

The collaboration with the racing division of the Italian auto manufacturer was originally formed in 2010, and this extension looks to ‘further expand its scope’ in the sport. 

Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal and Managing Director, commented: “We are pleased to renew our partnership with Kaspersky and in fact to increase its scope. Our two companies have much in common, such as a policy of striving for technological excellence and a culture of teamwork. 

“For over a decade, Kaspersky has played a key role for Scuderia Ferrari, protecting our data both at the track and in Maranello and it is important that we can count on such a reliable partner when it comes to such a delicate aspect in the life of a team. 

“We are also happy that our collaboration has been extended into the world of esports, which is growing fast and is vital when it comes to promoting motorsport to a wider and younger audience.”

The FDA Esports team is the department that deals with virtual motorsport within the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Additionally, the partnership sees Kaspersky provide several services such as the protection of Ferrari data both in its Maranello headquarters and at the race tracks globally. 

The company’s branding will be seen on the drivers’ and team members’ helmets and clothing at all official Scuderia events, as well as on the shirts worn by the FDA Esports Team sim drivers and on the Ferrari cars in the various games platforms with which the Maranello marque is involved.

The 2022 tournament kicks off 18 March with Bahrain in the Sakhir area, followed by Saudi Arabia on the 27th of that month.

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