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sense and be both optimist and prudent. A

small company like ours must be really

careful. In this case, nobody can tell you how

many cars you will need. We started with 30

cars. We took a risk but not an massive one

as we also based ourself on the general feeling

among the team. Sometimes you get it wrong,

and luckily we do it because we plan too little

cars. In 2015, we built 100 cars, but nobody

expected it. In Germany, they talked about 16

to 20 cars, and the number got up to 45. We

are lucky to rely on suppliers that can keep

up with unforeseen orders».

Last but not least, there must be a

collaboration with the teams…

Gianfranco De Bellis:

«From a technical

standpoint, Corrado is the man in charge of

the relationship with the teams. Together

with Eugenio, Luca and other colleagues, he

creates the technical manuals. Every day we

offer more and more information to the

teams so they can optimize the cars and

prevent malfunctions. Electrical schemes, the

gearbox mechanics, the engine, etc. We are

always ready to help. We answer phone calls

24:7. In case of emergency on Saturday and

Sunday, we try to find a solution. It sure takes

a lot of passion and flexibility!»

Let’s imagine that everything could be

sent via files, not paper manuals.

Corrado Casiraghi: «They are Word files,

but still files nonetheless. At the start there

are frequent updates so the teams

have the chance to download the new

information in real time. Sometimes you take

certain aspects for granted, but then, for

example, two or three teams ask the same

question, maybe because they come from a

different racing culture, so you understand

that you have to integrate the manuals so

everybody can operate independently. We

also create the spare parts catalogue because

the teams need to repair their cars quickly in

case of crashes, right from the start. It’s

something that proceeds alongside the

delivery of the cars».

It all starts with a sketch. But it takes a lot

of attention to detail in order to turn that

sketch into reality…

Gianfranco De Bellis:


There are so many aspects behind the birth of

a racecar that the general public can’t even

imagine. In order to make the project usable

by everybody there must be a complete

production chain. Working with many

international entities, also outside of Europe,

showed us that you always need to facilitate

things. For example, we created order

modules for spare parts that already

indicate the total cost. Un America, they use

different names for the same parts, so we use

codes so there is no chance to make mistakes.

As said, this means you need a lot of work at

the start and a lot of commitment from the

,warehouse personnel. For the Formula 4,

we created more than 100 pages of technical

schemes and illustrations. It’s an aspect that,

for example, Toyota really appreciate.

On the other hand, Palmer was surprised by

the professionalism and openness here at

Tatuus. And every year there is an