Safety car sports red livery at Ferrari’s 1000th race

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The safety car will sport a special red livery at this weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix to celebrate Formula One’s most successful team Ferrari’s 1000th race in the sport.

Fans are used to a silver safety car, but that will change this weekend. Ferrari is about to reach a sensational milestone in its rich and glorious history with the Tuscan Grand Prix representing the Maranello-based team’s 1000th race in Formula One. The entire weekend revolves around Ferrari’s history-writing moment.

Formula One’s safety car, the Mercedes-AMG GT R usually features a silver livery that has been changed for this weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix. The car will feature a Ferrari-inspired red paint job to celebrate Ferrari’s 1000th race in the sport.

Ferrari itself has implemented changes to its car livery, drivers' suits and helmets. 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.