As GPFans confirmed earlier this week, the Tuscan Grand Prix livery at Mugello – a Scuderia-owned circuit – is a striking burgundy red.
The team says it is “a faithful reproduction of the shade of red of the Prancing Horse’s very first Formula 1 car, the 125 F1, which took to the track at the Monaco Grand Prix on the 21st. May 1950 ”.
In addition, drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel will wear special suits of the same color.
Ferrari Vice President Piero Ferrari said: “The 1000th Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix is a very important milestone, so it had to be marked in a special way.
“This is why we decided to use a unique livery on the cars of this event, the SF1000 taking the track of the Mugello circuit in the burgundy color seen for the first time on the 125 S, the first racing car to bear the Ferrari name.
“Even the appearance of the race numbers on Charles and Sebastian’s cars will reflect the tradition of the past, giving the impression of being hand painted on the bodywork, while the drivers’ racing suits will also match the color of the car.
“Just a few months ago, no one could have imagined that our thousandth race could take place on our own Mugello circuit.
“I am happy that in the official name of the Grand Prix, Formula 1 has chosen to pay tribute to Ferrari, the only team that has always been present in the 71-year history of the sport. ”
The first eight races have so far been held behind closed doors, but from Friday a limited number of fans – 2,880 – will be allowed into the stands, all socially left behind.
An additional part of the celebrations will be particularly poignant because on Sunday, before the start of the race, Mick Schumacher, member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and currently in F2, will pay tribute to his father Michael.
Schumacher will take to the track in an F2004 that Michael drove in his final championship year, which Ferrari will say will be “a fitting tribute to Scuderia’s most successful car and its incomparable driver”.
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