Ferrari's most eagerly awaited moment of the year has arrived as the Scuderia prepare to tackle their 1000th Grand Prix at the famous Mugello Circuit, a facility owned by the Maranello marque, which gets to host a round of Formula 1® for the very first time.
The team has unveiled its unique livery ahead of this weekend's race, a throwback to the 125 S, the first racing car to carry the Ferrari name, sporting a rich Burgundy colour.
Piero Ferrari, Vice Chairman had this to say "Scuderia Ferrari’s 1000th Grand Prix 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.
"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.
"Only a few months ago, no one could have imagined that our thousandth race could take place at our own Mugello circuit. I am pleased that in the Grand Prix official name, Formula 1 chose to pay tribute to Ferrari, the only team that has always been present in the sport’s seventy one year history.”
GP contested - 999
Seasons in F1® - 70
Debut - Monaco 1950 (Alberto Ascari 2nd; Raymond Sommer 4th; Luigi Villoresi ret.)
Wins - 238 (23.82%)
Pole positions - 228 (22.82%)
Fastest laps - 254 (25.42%)
Podiums - 772 (77.28%)
14.5 - Times around the circumference of the earth, which corresponds to the 580,000 or so kilometres that Ferrari cars have covered in 999 Grands Prix held to date. Of these, almost two (just under 80,000 km) have been led by Maranello cars.
2180 - The number of GP appearances for Ferrari cars that have raced over the 999 Grands Prix of the Maranello marque’s time in Formula 1® to date.