Italy Ferrari
Traditional Scuderia Ferrari badge
Full nameScuderia Ferrari
BaseMaranello, Province of Modena, Italy 44°31′59″N 10°51′47″E / 44.533124°N 10.863097°E / 44.533124; 10.863097 (Ferrari's facilities at Maranello)
Team principal(s)Frédéric Vasseur[1]
Diego Ioverno (Racing Director & Head of Track Area)
Technical DirectorsEnrico Cardile (Head of Chassis Area)
Enrico Gualtieri (Head of Power Unit Area)
Fabio Montecchi (Concept of Vehicle & Project of Chassis)
Enrico Racca (Head of Supply Chain & Manufacturing)
Founder(s)Enzo Ferrari
Websitewww.ferrari.com/formula1
2024 Formula One World Championship
Race drivers16. Monaco Charles Leclerc[2]
55. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.[3]
Test driversTBA
ChassisTBA
EngineFerrari
TyresPirelli
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Races entered1076[a] (1073 starts[b])
EnginesFerrari
Constructors'
Championships
16 (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
Drivers'
Championships
15 (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)
Race victories242[c]
Podiums802[d]
Pole positions249
Fastest laps258[e]
2023 position3rd (406 pts)
Ferrari as a Formula One chassis constructor
Formula One World Championship career
EnginesFerrari, Jaguar[4]
EntrantsScuderia Ferrari, NART, numerous minor teams and privateers between 1950 and 1966
First entry1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Races entered1076 (1074 starts[f])
Race victories243[g]
Constructors' Championships16 (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
Drivers'
Championships
15 (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)
Podiums807
PointsWCC: 9672
WDC: 10573.77[i]
Pole positions249
Fastest laps259[h]
Ferrari as a Formula One engine manufacturer
Formula One World Championship career
First entry1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Last entry2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Races entered1080 (1076 starts)
ChassisFerrari, Kurtis Kraft, Cooper, De Tomaso, Minardi, Dallara, Lola, Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Spyker, Force India, Sauber, Marussia, Haas, Alfa Romeo
Constructors' Championships16 (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
Drivers'
Championships
15 (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)
Race victories244
Podiums813
PointsWCC: 10690
WDC: 11282.79
Pole positions251
Fastest laps267

Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A. (Italian: [skudeˈriːa ferˈraːri]) is the racing division of luxury Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari and the racing team that competes in Formula One racing. The team is also known by the nickname "The Prancing Horse" (Italian: il Cavallino Rampante or simply il Cavallino), in reference to their logo. It is the oldest surviving and most successful Formula One team, having competed in every world championship since the 1950 Formula One season.[5] The team was founded by Enzo Ferrari, initially to race cars produced by Alfa Romeo. By 1947 Ferrari had begun building its own cars. Among its important achievements outside Formula One are winning the World Sportscar Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Spa, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Bathurst 12 Hour, races for Grand tourer cars and racing on road courses of the Targa Florio, the Mille Miglia and the Carrera Panamericana. The team is also known for its passionate support base, known as the tifosi. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is regarded as the team's home race.

As a constructor in Formula One, Ferrari has a record 16 Constructors' Championships. Their most recent Constructors' Championship was won in 2008. The team also holds the record for the most Drivers' Championships with 15, won by nine different drivers: Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen.[6] Räikkönen's title in 2007 is the most recent for the team. The 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix marked Ferrari's 1000th Grand Prix in Formula One.

Michael Schumacher is the team's most successful driver. Joining the team in 1996 and driving for them until his first retirement in 2006, he won five consecutive drivers' titles and 72 Grands Prix for the team. His titles came consecutively between 2000 and 2004, and the team won consecutive constructors' titles between 1999 and 2004, marking the era as the most successful period in the team's history.

The team's drivers for the 2024 Formula One season are Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr.

History

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Scuderia Ferrari
Enzo Ferrari (1st from left), Tazio Nuvolari (4th) and Achille Varzi (6th) with Alfa Romeo managing director Prospero Gianferrari (3rd) at Colle Maddalena

Scuderia Ferrari was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 to enter amateur drivers in various races.[7] However, Ferrari himself had raced in CMN (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali) and Alfa Romeo cars before that date. The idea came about on the night of 16 November at a dinner in Bologna, where Ferrari solicited financial help from textile heirs Augusto and Alfredo Caniato and wealthy amateur racer Mario Tadini. He then gathered a team which at its peak included over forty drivers, most of whom raced in various Alfa Romeo 8C cars; Ferrari himself continued racing, with moderate success, until the birth of his first son Dino in 1932. The prancing horse blazon first appeared at the 1932 Spa 24 Hours in Belgium on a two-car team of Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spiders, which finished first and second.

In 1933 Alfa Romeo experienced economic difficulties and withdrew its team from racing. From then, the Scuderia Ferrari became the acting racing team of Alfa Romeo when the factory released to the Scuderia the up to date Monoposto Tipo B racers. In 1935 Enzo Ferrari and Luigi Bazzi built the Alfa Romeo Bimotore, the first car to wear a Ferrari badge on the radiator cowl. Ferrari managed numerous established drivers (notably Tazio Nuvolari, Giuseppe Campari, Achille Varzi and Louis Chiron) and several talented rookies (such as Tadini, Guy Moll, Carlo Maria Pintacuda, and Antonio Brivio) from his headquarters in Viale Trento e Trieste, Modena, Italy, until 1938, at which point Alfa Romeo made him the manager of the factory racing division, Alfa Corse. Alfa Romeo had bought the shares of the Scuderia Ferrari in 1937 and transferred, from 1 January 1938,[8] the official racing activity to Alfa Corse whose new buildings were being erected next to the Alfa factory at Portello (Milan). The Viale Trento e Trieste facilities remained active to assist the racing customers.

Enzo Ferrari disagreed with this policy change and was dismissed by Alfa in 1939. In October 1939, Enzo Ferrari left Alfa when the racing activity stopped and founded Auto Avio Costruzioni Ferrari, which also manufactured machine tools. The agreement with Alfa included the condition that he would not use the Ferrari name on cars for four years.

In the winter of 1939–1940, Ferrari started work on a racecar of his own, the Tipo 815 (eight cylinders, 1.5 L displacement).[9] The 815s, designed by Alberto Massimino, were thus the first true Ferrari cars, but after Alberto Ascari and the Marchese Lotario Rangoni Machiavelli di Modena drove them in the 1940 Mille Miglia, World War II put a temporary end to racing and the 815s saw no more competition. Ferrari continued to manufacture machine tools (specifically oleodynamic grinding machines). In 1943, he moved his headquarters to Maranello, where it was bombed in November 1944 and February 1945.[10][11]

Rules for a Grand Prix World Championship had been established before the war, but it took several years afterwards for the series to become active. Meanwhile, Ferrari rebuilt his works in Maranello and constructed the 12-cylinder, 1.5 L Tipo 125, which competed at several non-championship Grands Prix. The car made its debut at the 1948 Italian Grand Prix with Raymond Sommer and achieved its first win at the minor Circuito di Garda with Giuseppe Farina.

After the four-year condition expired, the road car company was called Ferrari S.p.A., while the name SEFAC (Società Per Azioni Esercizio Fabbriche Automobili e Corse) was used for the racing department.[12]

Headquarters

The team was based in Modena from its pre-war founding until 1943, when Enzo Ferrari moved the team to a new factory in Maranello in 1943,[13] and both Scuderia Ferrari and Ferrari's road car factory remain at Maranello to this day. The team owns and operates a test track on the same site, the Fiorano Circuit built in 1972, which is used for testing road and race cars.

Identity

The team is named after its founder, Enzo Ferrari. Scuderia is Italian for a stable reserved for racing horses[14] and is also commonly applied to Italian motor racing teams.

The prancing horse was the symbol used on Italian World War I ace Francesco Baracca's fighter plane. It became the logo of Ferrari after the fallen ace's parents, close acquaintances of Enzo Ferrari, suggested that Ferrari use the symbol as the logo of the Scuderia, telling him it would 'bring him good luck'.[15]

Formula One

Main article: Grand Prix racing history of Scuderia Ferrari

Engine supply

Ferrari has always produced engines for its own Formula One cars and has supplied engines to other teams. Ferrari has previously supplied engines to Minardi (1991), Scuderia Italia (1992–1993), Sauber (1997–2005 with engines badged as 'Petronas', and 2010–2025), Prost (2001, badged 'Acer'), Red Bull Racing (2006), Spyker (2007), Scuderia Toro Rosso (2007–2013, 2016), Force India (2008) and Marussia (2014–2015). When regulations changed in 2014, Cosworth decided not to make the new V6 turbo engines. Marussia, Cosworth's only team at the time, signed a multi-year deal with Ferrari, beginning in 2014. As of 2023, Ferrari supplies the Haas F1 Team and Alfa Romeo Racing.[16]

Relationship with governing body

Ferrari did not enter the first-ever race of the championship, the 1950 British Grand Prix due to a dispute with the organisers over "start money". In the 1960s, Ferrari withdrew from several races in 'strike' actions.

In 1987, Ferrari considered abandoning Formula One for the American IndyCar series. This threat was used as a bargaining tool with the FIA – Enzo Ferrari offered to cancel the IndyCar Project and commit to Formula One on the condition that the technical regulations were not changed to exclude V12 engines. The FIA agreed to this, and the IndyCar project was shelved, although a car, the Ferrari 637, had already been constructed.

In 2009, it had emerged that Ferrari had an FIA-sanctioned veto on the technical regulations.[17]

Team orders controversies

Team orders have proven controversial at several points in Ferrari's history.

At the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix, the two Ferraris were leading with Gilles Villeneuve ahead of Didier Pironi. The team showed the 'slow' sign to its drivers, and, as per a pre-race agreement, the driver leading at that point was expected to take the win of the Grand Prix. Villeneuve slowed and expected that Pironi would follow, but the latter did not and passed Villeneuve. Villeneuve was angered by what he saw as a betrayal by his teammate and, at one point, had even refused to go onto the podium.[18] This feud is often considered to have been a contributory factor to his fatal accident in qualifying at the next race, the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.

At the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, after having started from pole position and leading the first 70 laps, Rubens Barrichello was instructed to let Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher pass him, a move that proved to be unpopular among many Formula One fans and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, the sport's governing body.[19][20] Following this incident and others in which team orders were used, such as McLaren's use of them at the 1997 European Grand Prix and at the 1998 Australian Grand Prix, and Jordan Grand Prix's at the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, team orders in Formula One were officially banned ahead of the 2003 Formula One season.[21][22][23]

On lap 49 of the 2010 German Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso went past Felipe Massa for the race lead, after Ferrari had informed Massa that Alonso was 'faster than him'. This communication has widely been interpreted as a team order from Ferrari. Alonso won the race, with Massa finishing second and Sebastian Vettel taking the final place on the podium.[24] Ferrari were fined the maximum penalty available to the stewards, $100,000, for breach of regulations and for 'bringing the sport into disrepute' as per 'Article 151c' of the International Sporting Code. Ferrari said they would not contest the fine. The team were referred to the FIA World Motor Sport Council, where the Council upheld the stewards' view but did not take any further action.[25][26] The ban on team orders was subsequently lifted for the following season.[27]

F1 team sponsorship

A Ferrari truck displaying Ferrari's sponsors (2008)

The Ferrari Formula One team was resistant to the commercial sponsorship for many years and it was not until 1977 that the cars began to feature the logo of the Fiat group (which had been the owners of the Ferrari company since 1969). Until the 1980s, the only other companies whose logos appeared on Ferrari's F1 cars were technical partners such as Magneti Marelli, Brembo and Agip.

Ferrari SF90, driven by Charles Leclerc, with 'Mission Winnow' branding at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix

At the end of the 1996 season Philip Morris International through its brand Marlboro withdrew its sponsorship agreement with McLaren after 22 years (since the 1974 season) to become the title sponsor of Ferrari, resulting to the change of the official team's name to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro from the beginning of the 1997 season until the 2011 European Grand Prix. Marlboro had already been Ferrari's minor sponsor since the 1984 season and increased to the team's major sponsorship in the 1993 season.

Alongside Jordan Grand Prix, the team was required to run non-tobacco liveries in United States Grand Prix in the 2000s due to United States Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement requirements (Phillip Morris was sponsoring Team Penske at the time; a clause in the settlement allowed each tobacco company to sponsor only one sporting entity).[28] In September 2005 Ferrari signed an extension of the arrangement until 2011 at a time when advertising of tobacco sponsorship had become illegal in the European Union, and other major teams had withdrawn from relationships with tobacco companies (e.g., McLaren had ended its eight-year relationship with West). In reporting the deal, F1 Racing magazine judged it to be a 'black day' for the sport, putting non-tobacco funded teams at a disadvantage and discouraging other brands from entering a sport still associated with tobacco. The magazine estimated that between 2005 and 2011, Ferrari received $1 billion from the agreement. The last time Ferrari ran explicit tobacco sponsorship on the car was in 2007 Chinese Grand Prix, with barcodes and other subliminal markers used afterwards.

On 8 July 2011, it was announced that the 'Marlboro' section of its official team name had been removed from the 2011 British Grand Prix onwards, following complaints from sponsorship regulators.[29] As a consequence, the official team's name was reverted to Scuderia Ferrari. At the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix, Ferrari added Philip Morris International's new 'Mission Winnow' project logos to the car and team clothing.[30] Although Mission Winnow is described as a non-tobacco brand "dedicated to science, technology and innovation", commentators such as The Guardian's Richard Williams have noted that the logos incorporate elements whose shapes mimic the iconic Marlboro cigarette packet design.[31] In 2019 'Mission Winnow' became the team's title sponsor, and the team originally entered the 2019 F1 season as 'Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow'.[32] 'Mission Winnow' was dropped from team name before the season opener,[33] while the car's 'Mission Winnow' logos were replaced by a special 90th anniversary logo[34] after Australian authorities had launched an investigation into whether the initiative introduced by Philip Morris contravened laws banning tobacco advertising.[35] 'Mission Winnow' was restored for the second race of the season[36] and used until the Monaco Grand Prix.[37] The 'Mission Winnow' logos were again replaced by the 90th anniversary logos for the Canadian until the Russian Grand Prix.[35] The 'Mission Winnow' branding returned at the Japanese Grand Prix.[38] At the end of the 2021 season, the Mission Winnow sponsorship was dropped to promote new technologies.[39]

On 10 September 2009, Ferrari announced that it would be sponsored by Santander from 2010 on a five-year contract.[40] The contract was subsequently extended to end in late 2017.[41] After a 4-year break, Santander and Ferrari renewed their partnership on 21 December 2021 with a multi-year contract.[42]

As part of the deal with Acer, Acer was allowed to sell Ferrari-badged laptops.[43] On the other hand, in early 2009 semiconductor chip maker AMD announced it had decided to drop its sponsorship of the team and was waiting for its contract to expire after its former vice-president/sales executive (who was an avid fan of motorsports) had left the company,[44] although AMD returned to sponsor the team in 2018.

On 3 July 2014, Ferrari announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with the United States-based Haas Automation tool company, which transferred into a powertrain deal in 2016 when the Haas F1 Team entered the sport.[45]

On 14 April 2018, AMD announced a multi-year sponsorship with Scuderia Ferrari on the occasion of the Chinese Grand Prix held on the Shanghai Circuit. The AMD logo was visible on the nose of the SF71H.[46]

In December 2021, the team extended its 10-year partnership with Kaspersky Lab, which also became its esports team partner.[47] However, just a couple months later, this deal was terminated following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[48]

The official suppliers of Scuderia Ferrari for the 2021 season include Pirelli, Puma, Radiobook, Experis-Veritaaq, SKF, Magneti Marelli, NGK, Brembo, Riedel Communications, VistaJet and Iveco.[49] Other suppliers include Alfa Romeo, Palantir Technologies, Bell Sports and Sabelt.[49]

The companies sponsoring Scuderia Ferrari for the 2021 season include Shell, Ray-Ban, UPS, Estrella Galicia, Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd., Richard Mille, Mahle GmbH, AWS, and OMR.[49]

Other racing series

Formula Two

Ferrari competed in the Formula 2 series in several years, as follows:

Sportscar racing

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From the late 1940s to the early 1970s, Ferrari competed in sports car racing with great success, winning the overall World Sportscar Championship 12 times. Ferrari cars (including non-works entries) won the Mille Miglia 8 times, the Targa Florio 7 times, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans 9 times. In this span of time, Ferrari was almost the only constructor able to support the participation in both the two most important categories of international car motor racing at the time, i.e., the formula one and endurance championships. The fact that it did so achieving remarkable success with few resources and coming from an impoverished post-WW2 Italy, it's a testament to the prowess, passion and dedication to the men of the Scuderia and its founder. Ferrari scored international successes in sportscar racing while still at the startup phase, taking wins in 1948 at the Mille Miglia and at the Targa Florio with its 166S model and in 1949 at the Mille Miglia, at the 12h of Paris, at the 24h of SPA, at the Targa Florio and at the 24h of Le Mans all in the same season. This remarkable streak of victories was achieved with the 2-litre 166MM model against larger engined sportscars and already known marques. The 166MM in its famous "barchetta" form represented also a milestone in car design history and was soon copied abroad, ending up revisited in the lines of the Shelby Cobra of the early 60s. Ferrari cars, being able to win at the first try at Le Mans and to triumph in all the major races of the time, become soon a product of excellence and famous, rich people started to desire and buy them. The streak of prestigious victories continued the following seasons with wins at the Carrera Panamericana in 1951, at the 1950 and 1951 Mille Miglia and almost at the same time Ferrari started to win in Formula 1 at several international events. In 1953, with the creation of the World Sportscar Championship, Scuderia Ferrari, along with other manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar began to enter multiple factory-backed cars in races such as the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, the Le Mans 24 Hours in France, the Mille Miglia in Italy, the 24h of SPA in Belgium, The 1000Km of the Nurburgring in Germany and the Sicilian Targa Florio. Ferrari launched a large range of sports racers over the next three years. This included the traditional compact Colombo V12-powered 250 MM; the larger V12 Lampredi 340 MM, 375 MM, 375 Plus and 410 S; and Jano 290 MM, 315 S and 335 S; the four-cylinder 500, 625, 750, and 860 Monzas, and the six-cylinder 376 S and 735 LM. With this potent line-up, Ferrari was able to claim six of the first seven WSC titles: 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, and 1958. In the first half of the 60s, the Scuderia continued to enjoy considerable success, including six overall wins in a row at the 24h of Le Mans, from 1960 to 1965. With the introduction of the Sports Prototypes class, Ferrari developed the P series of cars, but, up to the 1964 season, faced little competition from major manufacturers, as only Porsche stayed in the series albeit with smaller engined cars that were able to be competitive only in selected races where engine power was less relevant and overall lightness was a premium, such as at the Targa Florio or at the Nurburgring. At the end of 1963, a conflict between Ferrari and Ford over the potential acquisition of the Italian manufacturer by the American giant carmaker gave way to the famous "Ford vs Ferrari war", a sort of modern David vs Goliath battle, that changed international motorsport forever. Ford decided to enter endurance racing pouring unprecedented amounts of money in the development of a racing department in England with the objective to beat Ferrari in this category of races. The Ford Gt40 was born and developed in the years following that initiative. After a few years, Ford entered also the F1 championship. No European manufacturer was able to compete with this level of investment at the time, and Ford engines dominated F1 racing for over a decade. Moreover, the advent of the American carmaker brought along munificent sponsorships from American tobacco and oil companies and a bigger level of media coverage to the sport. The story of this historical battle would require a dedicated book but, in synthesis, it could be said that Ferrari was able to prevail in the 1964 and 1965 seasons both in the championship and at the 24h of Le Mans but had to concede Ford the victory in the 1966 championship and Le Mans race, when the 7litre Gt40 had a dominant season. The following year, the last where Ford and Ferrari could battle on the tarmac saw Ferrari taking the championship but losing at the 24h of Le Mans race. This last race was really controversial as the race timing completely disappeared for some hours during nighttime before reappearing with altered results. This and other controversial aspects of the race were recounted by the late Mauro Forghieri, famously quoting a dialogue with Mr Finance, then in charge of organizing the Le Mans race. A change of rules denying the participation to prototype cars for the 1968 season forced Ferrari out from the championship and in this way the Ferrari Vs Ford battle in endurance racing met its end. The 1970s was the last decade Ferrari entered as a works effort in sports car racing. After an uninspired performance in the 1973 F1 World Championship, Enzo Ferrari stopped all development of sports cars in prototype and GT racing at the end of the year to concentrate on Formula One. As the events have shown, this choice paid and Ferrari was able to contend the f1 title already from the 1974 season and then went on to win several titles in the following years. After Ferrari withdrawal from the world sportscar championship, the series soon saw a decline in the level of competition and reduced almost to a one-contender show until the 1987 season, when several manufacturers entered the championship again. Since the 1985 season, though, the championship was declassed to a team one and there was not a largely participated world manufacturer title for sportscars until the inception of the FIA WEC series. Ferrari cars were raced in a range of classes such as GT Racing by other entrants, but not by the factory Scuderia Ferrari team. In the 1990s, Ferrari returned to Sports prototypes as a constructor with the 333SP with success, although Scuderia Ferrari itself never raced this car.

From 2006 Ferrari returned to GT car racing with a factory effort "Ferrari competizioni GT" in partnership with racing teams such as AF Corse, Kessel Racing and Risi Competizione among others. With factory support, these teams achieved great success in major international GT2 and GTE Pro/GTLM competitions. Starting from this same year, AF Corse won the GT2 manufacturers' title along with the team's title each year it was contested in the FIA GT Championship. It also took 2 drivers' titles in 2006 and 2008 in the same series. Following the demise of the FIA GT Championship and the creation of a new world championship series for endurance racing by the FIA, Ferrari/AF Corse continued to enjoy much success in GT racing. Of the 10 GT manufacturers' championships contested from the introduction of the FIA WEC championship in 2012, Ferrari won 7 editions, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2021 and 2022. Almost the same happened with the GT drivers' title, which had been awarded since the 2013 season, Ferrari/AF Corse winning 5 out 9 editions, in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2021 and 2022. To this tally, AF Corse added 4 out of 6 LMGTE PRO team trophies. Several other trophies were won also in the LMGTE PRO/AM class in the FIA WEC. Other victories were also achieved in international and national championships both in GT2/LmGTE and Gt3 classes all over the world. Among the victories in prestigious racing events, it is possible to cite the two GT2 class wins scored at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2008 and 2009 by Risi Competizione and the four GTE Pro class wins scored by AF Corse at the same event: in 2012 and 2014 with the Ferrari 458 GT2 driven by Bruni, Fisichella, and Vilander, in 2019 with the Ferrari 488 GTE driven by Pier Guidi, Calado and Serra, and in 2021 with the same car driven by Pier Guidi, Calado and Côme Ledogar. A Ferrari 488 GT3 scored the overall win at the 2017 12 Hours of Bathurst and the 2021 24 Hours of Spa.

In 2023, after a 50-year hiatus, Ferrari has returned to the top class of endurance racing with its new 499P hypercar prototype. Sussequently they will be able to compete for the world title and in prestigious events such as the 24h of Le Mans, the 24h of Daytona, the 12h of Sebring etc. The 499P will be managed by AF Corse and this caused a restructuring of the GT activities of the successful Italian team.

At the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari achieved its first Le Mans victory since 1965 with the No. 51 499P driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado and Antonio Giovinazzi. In the same year a Ferrari 296 GT3 run by Frikadelli Racing won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

Personnel and statistics

Formula One results

Main article: Ferrari Grand Prix results

As a constructor, Ferrari has achieved the following:

Formula One records

Ferrari has achieved unparalleled success in Formula One and holds many significant records including (all numbers are based on World Championship events only):

Record As a team As a constructor
Most Constructors' Championships 16 16
Most Drivers' Championships 15 15
Most Grands Prix participated 1076[a] 1076
Most Grands Prix started 1073[b] 1074[f]
Most wins 242[c] 243[g]
Most podium finishes 802 (in 612 races)[d][j] 807 (in 615 races)[j]
Most 1–2 finishes 84[k] 85[l]
Most pole positions 249 249
Most 1–2 qualifying results 83[m] 83[n]
Most fastest laps 258[e] 259[h]
Most laps led 15689[o] 15696[p]
Most Constructors' Championship points 9672
Most Drivers' Championship points 10573.77[i]

Ferrari is also the most successful F1 engine manufacturer, with 244 wins (having achieved a single non-Ferrari victory with Scuderia Toro Rosso at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, as well as one Ferrari privateer win at the 1961 French Grand Prix).

Drivers' Champions

Team principals / sporting directors

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Privateer entries

Further information: Ferrari Grand Prix results § Privately entered Ferrari cars

Between 1950 and 1966, numerous privateer teams entered Ferrari cars in World Championship events. Between them, these teams achieved five podium finishes, including Giancarlo Baghetti's win at the 1961 French Grand Prix, and one fastest lap (Baghetti at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix). The 1966 Italian Grand Prix was the last time a Ferrari car was entered by a privateer team when Giancarlo Baghetti drove a private Ferrari car entered by the British Reg Parnell team.

Ferrari-supplied Formula One engine results

Main article: Ferrari engine customers' Grand Prix results

Constructor Season(s) Win(s) Pole position(s) Fastest lap(s) First win Last win
Italy Ferrari 1950–present 243 249 259 1951 British Grand Prix 2023 Singapore Grand Prix
United States Kurtis Kraft 1956 0 0 0
United Kingdom Cooper 1960, 1966 0 0 0
Italy De Tomaso 1963 0 0 0
Italy Minardi 1991 0 0 0
Italy Scuderia Italia 19921993 0 0 0
United Kingdom Red Bull Racing 2006 0 0 0
Netherlands Spyker 2007 0 0 0
Italy Toro Rosso 20072013, 2016 1 1 1 2008 Italian Grand Prix 2008 Italian Grand Prix
India Force India 2008 0 0 0
Switzerland Sauber 20102018 0 0 3
Russia Marussia 20142015 0 0 0
United States Haas 2016–present 0 1 2
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 2019–present 0 0 2
Total 1950–present 244 251 267

See also

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ a b Includes NART entries.
  2. ^ a b Includes NART entries. Does not include the 1950 French Grand Prix, where the team-entered cars did not start the race but Peter Whitehead in a privately entered car did.
  3. ^ a b Does not include Giancarlo Baghetti's win in the 1961 French Grand Prix in a privately entered Ferrari.
  4. ^ a b Includes NART entries. Does not include five podium finishes achieved in privately entered Ferraris.
  5. ^ a b This is the number of different World Championship races in which a team-entered Ferrari set the fastest lap time. In both the 1954 British Grand Prix and 1970 Austrian Grand Prix, two drivers each set equal fastest lap time in team-entered Ferraris. This number does not include Giancarlo Baghetti's fastest lap in the 1961 Italian Grand Prix in a privately entered Ferrari.
  6. ^ a b Includes the 1950 French Grand Prix, where the team-entered cars did not start the race but Peter Whitehead in a privately entered car did.
  7. ^ a b c Includes Giancarlo Baghetti's win in the 1961 French Grand Prix in a privately entered Ferrari.
  8. ^ a b This is the number of different World Championship races in which a Ferrari car set the fastest lap time. In both the 1954 British Grand Prix and 1970 Austrian Grand Prix, two drivers each set equal fastest lap time in Ferraris. This number includes Giancarlo Baghetti's fastest lap in the 1961 Italian Grand Prix in a privately entered Ferrari.
  9. ^ a b The extra 901.77 points (in drivers' vs. constructors' tally) are Ferrari drivers' points from 1950 to 1957, before the World Constructors' Championship was established in 1958, plus the fact that before 1979, only the highest-placed car per constructor scored points towards the Constructors' Championship
  10. ^ a b Does not include Gilles Villeneuve's third-place finish at the 1982 United States Grand Prix West from which he, despite having participated in a podium ceremony, was eventually disqualified.
  11. ^ Does not include the 1952 Swiss Grand Prix, where a team-entered Ferrari finished first, and a privately entered Ferrari finished second.
  12. ^ Includes the 1952 Swiss Grand Prix, where a team-entered Ferrari finished first, and a privately entered Ferrari finished second.
  13. ^ Record shared with Mercedes
  14. ^ Record shared with Mercedes
  15. ^ Does not include Giancarlo Baghetti's 7 laps in the lead at the 1961 French Grand Prix in a privately entered Ferrari.
  16. ^ Includes Giancarlo Baghetti's 7 laps in the lead at the 1961 French Grand Prix in a privately entered Ferrari.

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