Ferrari will sport a retro livery on its cars to celebrate its 1000th Grand Prix this weekend at Mugello.
The livery consists of a dark burgundy paint job, large white driver numbers and “1000” displayed at the top of the engine cover.
Ferrari vice chairman Piero Ferrari said this weekend is a “very important milestone, therefore it had to be marked in a special way.
“That’s why we decided to run a unique livery on the cars for this event, with the SF1000s taking to the track at the Mugello Circuit in the Burgundy colour first seen on the 125 S, the first racing car to carry the Ferrari name.”
Continuing, he said, “Even the look of the race numbers on Charles’ and Sebastian’s cars will reflect the tradition of the past, giving the impression of being hand painted onto the bodywork, while the drivers’ race suits will also match the car colour.
“It’s a tribute to our origins: to our starting point for the amazing Ferrari story, characterised by an endless desire to compete, alongside the will to build road cars that are exceptional in terms of technology and design.
“Ferrari is unique in the world, because the company has the soul of a car manufacturer and of a racing team, an inseparable link that is never questioned.”
Meanwhile, outgoing Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel said, “It’s a great honour to be driving a Ferrari in what is the 1000th Grand Prix for this, the longest serving of all Formula 1 teams.
“It will be even more of a pleasure to celebrate this anniversary at the Mugello Circuit and also because, for the first time this season, a few spectators will be allowed into the grandstands.”
The team has had a woeful season so far, and they currently sit sixth in the Constructors’ Standings.
They’ll be hoping for a relatively strong result this weekend, particularly after the double DNF they had at last weekend’s Italian GP at Monza.
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