Ferrari shuts factory following earthquake


29 May 2012 by Ryan Wood

Ferrari has chosen to shut its factory for the day following an earthquake in Northern Italy.

The quake is the second to hit the region in two weeks.

Whilst the Maranello factory is unaffected, the team believes it is best to halt work and allow employees to return home.

A team issued the below via Twitter: "After the earthquake, working activity has been suspended for today. All the workers and employees have been allowed to join their families."

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

Italian media has reported at least six deaths from the latest earthquake which measured 5.8 on the richter scale.