Eric Clapton Talks Ferrari Passion in Maranello Interview

Given his passion for Ferrari, British singer Eric Clapton recently sat down with Stefano Lai, Communications Director of Ferrari S.p.A. for an interview in which he talks about his love for racing, Ferrari cars, music and technology. When asked about the similarities between writing a song and creating a Ferrari, the musician said they are both drawn from the passion and obsessive care for every single detail.

“I have loved motor races since I was a child, but there’s only one car manufacturer I’ve been following ever since: Ferrari,” Clapton says. “I love the sound of Ferraris and, as a musician, I can confirm that these engines deliver true music. I must say that I have a weakness for the 12-cylinders’ music.”

Clapton believes the use of technology shouldn’t compromise the soul of what you’re creating. The guitarist came back to Maranello after six years and was fascinated by what he found: especially the new production lines, the building designed by Jean Nouvel, and the company’s restaurant by Marco Visconti.

At the Classiche department he admired some of the icons from the history of the Prancing Horse, while at the department of the Scuderia, he discovered the new F10 single-seater, ready for its first test session in Valencia.

Stefano Domenicali showed Clapton the most important changes in the new single-seater, while the musician inquired about the conditions of Felipe Massa, whom he has been supporting for many years.
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