22nd December 2009
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On 22nd December 2009, the Scuderia Ferrari simulator was officially opened in Maranello, in the presence of the company’s Managing Director, Amedeo Felisa and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali.
Produced in technical collaboration with Moog, the simulator is made from an aluminium and composites structure in which is fitted the cockpit and the apparatus for displaying the visuals and producing the sound. The platform weighs around two tons and is moved by actuators that are electronically controlled and weigh almost half a ton each.
The whole is fitted into specially designed and built foundations, weighing 200 tons. The control unit consists of ten multiprocessor calculators with a total memory capacity of over 60 GB RAM and it can produce around 5GB of data per day. It is fitted with a Dolby Surround 7.1 sound system with a power output of 3500 W. The installation involved over ten kilometres of cabling and the power output is around 130 kW. The simulator is housed in a building with a surface area of around 180 square metres, over two floors, including the control room. The platform covers an area of around eight metres square and is six metres high. The driver can look at five screens giving a visibility of over 180°.