Formula 1’s only ever-present team, Scuderia Ferrari are undoubtedly the sport’s most famous name, and comfortably the most successful with 238 race wins and a combined 31 titles, a significant margin ahead of any of its rivals.
The Ferrari name precedes Formula 1 with its humble pre-war beginnings as the racing division of Alfa Romeo in the hands of Enzo Ferrari, before the first Ferrari, the 125 S, was built in 1947. The inaugural Formula 1 Championship was established in 1950, and Ferrari made their debut at the second race in Monaco. Despite only seven races in 1950 and strong opponents in the dominant Alfa Romeo, it only took until July 1951 for José Froilán González to score Ferrari’s first win, and just one further season for Alberto Ascari to claim their first Drivers’ Championship.
Ferrari were already world renowned by the start of the next decade, claiming the first of its Constructors’ Championships and already its fifth Drivers’ title in 1961. As many Formula 1 teams rose and fell over time, Ferrari continued to adapt and excel, winning a combined 10 titles between 1960 and 1980. Then, the golden era, with Michael Schumacher and technical chief Ross Brawn. Ferrari would secure six straight constructors’ titles from 1999 to 2004, with Schumacher the Drivers’ Champion in all but one of those seasons. In its first 1000 races, 75 drivers have raced for the Scuderia and a further 35 competitors raced privately entered Ferraris. 38 drivers have at least one Grand Prix victory, whilst 9 took up the mantle of World Champion when wearing the famous red racesuits.
SCUDERIA FERRARI – 1000 RACES IN STATISTICS
Years Competed: 1950-2020
First Race: 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Grand Prix Victories: 238
First Victory: 1951 British Grand Prix
Constructor World Championships: 16
First Constructors’ World Championship: 1961
Driver World Championships: 15
First Drivers’ World Championship: 1952
Grand Prix Podiums: 773
First Podium: 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Drivers’ Champions with Ferrari: Alberto Ascari x2, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda x2, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher x5, Kimi Räikkönen
Constructors’ Champions with Ferrari: (Drivers who scored points in title-winning seasons) Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips, Richie Ginther, Olivier Gendebien, John Surtees, Lorenzo Bandini, Pedro Rodríguez, Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni, Carlos Reutemann, Jody Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve, Patrick Tambay, Didier Pironi, Mario Andretti, René Arnoux, Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine, Mika Salo, Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Räikkönen, Felipe Massa
This fine 1:8 scale model depicts the Ferrari SF1000 exactly as raced at the Gran Premio della Toscana Ferrari 1000 at the Prancing Horse’s own Mugello Circuit on the 13th of September 2020. It perfectly replicates the car’s unique, celebratory 1000th Grand Prix livery. The burgundy colour paid tribute to Ferrari’s origins and harks back to the colour of the 125 S, the first racing car to carry the Ferrari name. The look of the race numbers reflected the tradition of the past, giving the impression of being hand painted onto the bodywork, while the drivers’ race suits matched the car colour. It has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Scuderia Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by Scuderia Ferrari engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The Ferrari SF1000 in its 1000th GP Livery is limited to just 50 pieces at 1:8 scale.
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