CEFLA donates C-LED lights to the Gilles Villeneuve monument
C-LED provided the lighting system for the Gilles Villeneuve memorial, inaugurated Wednesday, 31 August 2016, at the “Enzo and Dino Ferrari” Autodromo (race track), where the Canadian Formula One champion drove his last race on 25 April 1982.
The Cefla Group company, specialising in industrial and outdoor lighting, visual merchandising and interior design, donated a special system that brings out the colours of the Canadian flag and illuminates the entire tall monument, even under severe weather conditions. The monument, built by Ferdinando Forlai in 1983, is located next to the Variante Villeneuve (Villeneuve Chicane) and can be reached from Via Kennedy; it recalls the exploits of the unforgettable and beloved Canadian Formula 1 driver who died in an accident with his Ferrari during a qualifying race for the Belgian GP in 1982. In 1990, following changes in the racetrack, the monument was surrounded by safety fences which blocked access to it. Today the legendary Ferrari driver’s memorial is once again open to the multitudes of fans and tourists who continue to perpetuate his legend. The monument, along the Imola racetrack, has been restored thanks to the organisers of the traditional charity event “La sfida del cuore” (Heart’s Challenge), with the participation of a number of companies located in the Imola vicinity, Cefla among them. The Group contributed by engaging C-LED, with its extensive production know-how, to create a play of light and colours that grants the work a new reading and new appeal.
The inauguration was attended by the driver’s son, Jacques Villeneuve. “When you take part in a Grand Prix you should never look back, only ahead – said the former Formula One world champ before the ribbon-cutting. – “That’s what my father always taught me. What matters is today and tomorrow, not yesterday”.
This kind of call to turn your eyes towards the future has always been Cefla’s inspiration and work model. Cefla, a Group driven by a spirit of innovation and prospects of growth for the benefit of future generations.