Formula One's most successful team, Scuderia Ferrari has revealed its beautiful retro livery that it will race at this weekend's inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix.
This weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix will mark an important milestone for the fabled Maranello-based outfit. It will be the 1027th race for the FIA Formula One World Championship and the 1000th for the Scuderia. Ferrari missed the inaugural race, the 1950 British Grand Prix, but joined the sport at the second event at Monaco and has missed only a couple of events since then, mainly the Indy 500 races which used to be part of the championship.
After scoring their first victory with Jose Froilan Gonzales at the 1951 British Grand Prix, Ferrari has become the most successful team of Formula One. The Italian outfit secured 16 Constructors’ Championship titles and powered drivers to the Drivers’ Championship titles on 15 occasions.
For its 1000th Formula One race, the Maranello marque has planned several initiatives, starting with a celebratory livery. Over the weekend, the SF1000s will feature a Burgundy colour, which is a faithful reproduction of the shade of red of the very first Prancing Horse car, the 125 S, and of the 125 F1 which took to the track in the Monaco Grand Prix on 21 May 1950.
Scuderia’s two drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel will also wear special race suits. The inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix will also mark the first race in 2020 where fans will be allowed into the grandstands – 2880 fans will have the opportunity to spectacle the excitement at Mugello.
Ferrari also plans an event at the nearby Florence that will take place in the heart of the city on Saturday evening. On Sunday, it will be Mick Schumacher’s turn to entertain the fans who follow the race weekend from the grandstands or from home as he will be behind the wheel of an F2004 with which his great father Michael dominated the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship and secured his seventh world title.