Ferrari to Commemorate 1000th Race
Ferrari to Commemorate 1000th Race

The two Ferrari cars will race in a special dark-red livery at this weekends Tuscan Grand Prix. The one-off event is to commemorate the fact that this will be the Italians 1000th Formula One race, and is a nod to their first ever car, the 125 F1 which competed in 1950.

The two drivers will also wear race suits in the same colour, and the Mercedes safety car will be painted dark red for the occasion.

And, for the first time this year, a limited number of fans will be able to attend the event 2,880 spectators a day will be allowed into the circuit for the three days of the race weekend, starting on Friday, although they will be expected to observe the rules on social distancing.

Ferrari are the most successful team in the history of the sport. They have won 16 Constructors and 15 Drivers World Championships and have 231 race victories to their name.

However, this has not been their best year in the sport, and the team have been struggling following a rule change during the winter which saw them banned from using certain components from last years car.

Last weekend at Monza, for the first time since 1984, neither of their cars began the Italian Grand Prix in the top ten.

Nor was the race any better for the pair of them. Sebastian Vettel had to retire early with a break failure, and his teammate, Charles Leclerc, had a heavy crash which resulted in the race being stopped for 40 minutes.

However, they are hoping for better fortunes at this weekend at the Mugello track which has never staged a Grand Prix before, but which Is owned by the Ferrari team itself.

Also, as part of the weekend, Mick Schumacher, will drive the 2004 Ferrari car around the circuit. That is the car in which his father Michael won the seventh and last of his world championships (a record Lewis Hamilton may emulate this year).

Michael Schumacher has not been seen in public since suffering life-changing injuries in a skinning accident in December 2013.

Suneer chowdhary
Sports Pundit staff writer @suneerchowdhary
ICC-accredited cricket journalist, covers Team India through their cricketing journey around the world

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