A charity auction event held at the Italian embassy in Tokyo, in order to collect money for the city of Ishinomaki, which was severely hit by the earthquake in Japan last March.
Shirts signed by the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and the first Ferrari FF on the Japanese market were auctioned off.
Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian ambassador Vincenzo Petrone, the Japanese Minister of Industry Banri Kaieda and Ishinomaki’s mayor Hiroshi Kameyama all participated in the event. The Ferrari FF was won by Masaharu Seno, and architect from Tokyo. Over 500,000 euros were collected, enabling Ferrari to build a school for the children of Ishinomaki.Published 5 July 2011