Ferrari red paint competes for an extraordinary qualification ESA

Ferrari has recently faced some tough challenges on the racetrack, but achieving the qualifications that will allow its famous red paint “Rosso Corsa” to go into space is another story altogether. In July, three test containers of Ferrari’s red paint “Rosso Corsa” arrived at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands, in order to be tested in preparation for the journey to the Red Planet on-board Mars Express. Over the following weeks, the red paint sample, safely installed in a specially constructed glass globe 2cm in diameter, nicknamed “Fred”, and sunk in a specially designed fibreglass supporting block, has been undergoing a severe testing process.