Ferrari reveal burgundy livery for Mugello

Jon Wilde
Ferrari Tuscan Grand Prix

Ferrari Tuscan Grand Prix

Ferrari have revealed the special one-off livery their cars will display for the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello – the team’s 1,000th F1 World Championship race.

Rather than their usual scarlet, the Ferraris driven by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel will be a burgundy colour as they go back to their roots in a nod to the designs used in 1950.

The Scuderia are the first team to reach the landmark of 1,000 races and the overalls worn by Leclerc and Vettel will also be in the same shade.

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Ferrari vice-chairman Piero Ferrari said: “Scuderia Ferrari’s 1,000th 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 125S, 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, nobody could have imagined our 1,000th 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 71-year history.”

The Tuscan Grand Prix will also be the first race of 2020 open to spectators, with 2,880 fans allowed into the grandstands socially-distanced due to the global health pandemic.

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