Ferrari show off special livery for 2023 Italian GP

Ferrari will run a special livery this weekend to celebrate the manufacturer's win at Le Mans in June.

Ferrari have unveiled a special livery for their home race this weekend, the Italian Grand Prix.

The Maranello-based team’s special livery for Monza this weekend is based off of Ferrari’s winning Hypercar at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

The SF-23’s livery, as well as Charles Leclerc’s and Carlos Sainz’s race suits are made up of red, yellow and black, to resemble the design used at Le Mans.

Leclerc and Sainz are both big fans of the suits they’ll be wearing, as shared in a Ferrari video on social media.

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“Oh my god! These are my favourite overalls by far. Mate, this looks incredible,” Leclerc said, whilst looking at his and Sainz’s race suits for this weekend.

Sainz agreed with Leclerc that the colour scheme was “really really good”.

“These are proper old school! I think it’s a mix between old school and new school and it looks really really good,” said Sainz.

Leclerc and Sainz will be hoping that the livery brings them some good luck this weekend, following a mostly disappointing Dutch Grand Prix last weekend.

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Whilst Sainz salvaged fifth at Zandvoort, Ferrari struggled for pace and balance across the event, which Leclerc didn’t even finish.

After crashing in Q3, Leclerc went on to collide with Oscar Piastri on the opening lap, after his car snapped on him.

This resulted in floor damage, which worsened as the race progressed.

As a result, Ferrari eventually retired him from the race.

The Italians were remarkably sixth in the pecking order in Zandvoort, something which won’t be accepted by the Scuderia this weekend.

Ferrari desperately need a big performance, with Monza being the perfect place to do it.

Should they endure another miserable weekend, then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Ferrari fans criticise the team.

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The special livery at least gives them a reason to enter the Italian GP on a positive, with it looking incredibly smart.

Winning at Le Mans was a giant achievement for the Italian manufacturer, who clearly want to use F1 to further celebrate their famous victory.

It’d certainly be a very good time for Sainz or Leclerc to claim a podium, or even a race win.