Ferrari show off unique new livery for Italian Grand Prix

Thomas Maher
Ferrari's F1-75 in a yellow-tweaked livery for the Italian Grand Prix. Monza, September 2022.

Scuderia Ferrari will race with a striking new look for their F1-75s at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Ferrari will race with a unique yellow-tweaked livery for this weekend’s action at their home race at Monza, with race drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz enjoying some extra yellow touches added to their race suits and their F1-75s.

After teasing a new look for the weekend after Leclerc and Sainz appeared in new-look yellow T-shirts on the team’s social channels early in the week, Ferrari unveiled the F1-75 with a radical new appearance for the weekend – plenty of yellow splashed across the red livery, with black inserts for contrast.

Touches of yellow will also feature in Ferrari’s hospitality and garage areas this weekend at Monza, while the team’s social media channels will run special content throughout. The changes will only be used for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, reverting to their usual livery after the Monza weekend.

Why have Ferrari chosen yellow?

While Ferrari’s history as a racing team stretches back to 1929, the current Scuderia is actually Enzo Ferrari’s second attempt at a team – Ferrari became an independent constructor in 1947, three years before the birth of the Formula 1 World Championship.

Enzo Ferrari chose yellow, one of the two prominent colours of the Modena emblem, to feature on Ferrari’s coat of arms, “The Prancing Horse”. As well as the team’s 75th anniversary, this weekend’s race also marks the 100th anniversary of Monza as a racing venue.

The emblem made its debut on the team’s Alfa Romeos in the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours in 1932, featuring on Ferrari cars ever since that day.

Ferrari's F1-75 shown off in a yellow-tweaked livery for the Italian Grand Prix weekend. Monza, September 2022.

Ferrari's F1-75 shown off in a yellow-tweaked livery for the Italian Grand Prix weekend. Monza, September 2022.

The Scuderia’s most recent victory at Monza came in 2019, courtesy of Leclerc after a great drive holding off Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, with team boss Mattia Binotto indicating the team’s excitement at returning to Monza with a realistic chance of victory.

“The Italian Grand Prix of Monza, which by the way turns 100 this year and is an icon in the world of motorsport, is something special for all the Italian teams and especially for us, but it is throughout Formula 1,” he said.

“One of the reasons why all the teams are happy to come here is the fans. The fans are demanding, competent, and wild.

“For me, the invasion of the track, personally experienced by the wall, on the occasion of Charles’ victory in 2019 remains unforgettable.

“They give you all their love, they support you even when things do not go the right way and push you to do better and better. Having them around, under the podium, is already an emotion in itself. We will do everything we can to give him some nice ones this weekend.”