Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies, recently announced the continuation of its sponsorship contract with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. The new five-year contract will be valid from 2017 until 2021.
The partnership between the two companies, which began in 2010, has continued to expand year on year. Along with sponsoring the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team, Kaspersky Lab has developed Kaspersky Motorsport with the help of Ferrari.
Kaspersky Motorsport encompasses all of Kaspersky Lab’s activities in the field, from entering motor sports championships and supporting talented young drivers to implementing its vision of car security.
Since 2013, the partnership has deepened with Ferrari choosing Kaspersky Lab to provide it with a complete range of cutting-edge information technology (IT) security measures. This technical cooperation marks a new milestone in the relationship between the two companies. From its iconic Maranello factory complex, all the way to the chequered flag, Ferrari’s IT systems are protected by bespoke Kaspersky Lab security solutions.
Established in 2015, the main focus of Kaspersky Motorsport is to implement the company’s own vision of car security, contribute to the advancement of the sport and to enroll in motor sports championships such as Blancpain Endurance Series. Since 2012, Kaspersky Lab has supported young Ferrari Academy driver Antonio Fuoco and this year saw him graduate to the GP3 series, where he has already secured a couple of podium finishes.