The Italian Formula 1 team, Scuderia Ferrari has announced a renewed sponsorship agreement with Riva. Following this deal, the yacht brand will continue to serve as the official sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari for the 2023 season.
The spectacular Ferrari SF-23s and the two drivers of the team, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. will sport helmets featuring Riva’s logo.
The agreement already commenced with the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the season and will continue all the way up to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the Formula 1 2023 World Championship held in the United Arab Emirates from November 18 to 20.
The beginnings of Riva Yachts may be traced back to 1842 when a young craftsman named Pietro Riva travelled to the beaches of Lake d’Iseo to fix fishing boats that had been harmed by a storm. Boat construction orders soon followed, and so was founded the Italian boatbuilding dynasty that would become Riva Yachts.
From that shipyard in Sarnico, Riva Yachts has become known throughout the world for producing stylish, sophisticated boats with cutting-edge design and high-tech performance features. Over the years, kings, monarchs, emperors, industrialists, and international celebrities have been among the privileged clientele of Riva Yachts.
Currently, Riva is thriving as one of the esteemed luxury motor yacht builders in the Ferretti Group’s portfolio, specialising in open and flybridge motor yachts that range in size from a magnificent 122-foot megayacht to a 27-foot runabout.
Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi, said, “Number one understand each other and teaming up comes naturally to them. Riva and Ferrari are so alike in so many ways, from their supreme style and beauty to their striving for perfection in every detail, that when Charles Leclerc and Carlo Sainz Jr. climb out of their racing cars, they choose our magnificent boats to relax and have fun on. In Formula 1, I recognise one of the key factors behind Riva’s success – a fierce determination to keep improving the performance and quality of the product. I see this same mindset in Charles and Carlos, and it’s a pleasure for our brand to be associated with their sporting endeavours.”