Ferrari tease ‘more surprises to come’ as potential new livery scheme emerges

Henry Valantine
The updated Ferrari front wing. Austria June 2023.

A close-up of the updated Ferrari front wing making its debut in Austria. Red Bull Ring June 2023.

Ferrari have unveiled their team kit for the Italian Grand Prix, and teased “more surprises to come”, hinting at an updated livery for their home race this weekend.

Reports had circulated that the team will be running colours similar to their World Endurance Championship team after their entry won the Le Mans 24 Hours on its return to sportscar racing this year, with former Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel alongside James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi.

And with the colours of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz’s updated overalls for Monza, it appears that any livery update could be along those lines…

Ferrari tease updated colours for Italian Grand Prix weekend

Ferrari returned to the top class of sportscar racing after 50 years away and went straight to the top at Le Mans earlier this year, leading to reports over the summer break that their Formula 1 team may honour that achievement – particularly with it having been the centenary running of the world-famous 24-hour race.

And Ferrari released a video on social media of Leclerc and Sainz being shown their new overalls for this weekend’s race, which features the yellow and black trim that features prominently on the 499P Hypercar team’s branding.

Both drivers beamed upon seeing the new suits, which they will wear at the team’s home race at the Temple of Speed this weekend. recommends

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“This is my favourite overall by far,” Leclerc said upon being shown his Monza colour scheme.

“I think it’s a mix between old school and new school,” Sainz added, “and it looks really, really good.”

“Mate, this looks incredible,” Leclerc responded. “This looks like it’s made for you, the Spanish flag!”

Ferrari will be looking to this weekend to bounce back from a disappointing overall showing at Zandvoort, with Sainz able to claim a top-five finish for the Scuderia while Leclerc retired after sustaining damage early in the Dutch Grand Prix.

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