Ferrari have announced they will replace their Mission Winnow branding with a 90th anniversary livery for the next two grands prix.
The team used that livery in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix due to an investigation against Ferrari title sponsor Philip Morris late last year as to whether he went against laws banning tobacco advertising.
Ferrari replaced the logos from its car, the team’s garage panels and personnel uniforms with references to the company’s 90th anniversary in order to avoid any issues. McLaren had a similar issue in Australia as they dropped the logos of their sponsor British American Tobacco.
Despite Ferrari dropping the Mission Winnow branding again for the events in Canada and France, Motorsport.com quoted the team as saying “Mission Winnow remains the title partner for Scuderia Ferrari in 2019”.
Ferrari’s 2019 challenger – the SF90 – is named in honour of the company’s birthday celebrations.
Earlier this month an exhibition was opened at Maranello Museum called “90 anni” – it will run until April next year and features a selection of the best cars from the team’s history.