Contrary to popular belief, Enzo Ferrari did not always intend to have its racing cars red.
When he first founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team, he initially chose yellow as a light color, along with blue, featured on the coat of arms of his birthplace of Modena, which is also home to Ferrari. .
Around the time of the team’s creation, however, the then internationally recognized Association of Automobile Clubs made red the official color of Italian racing cars, and as a result Ferrari went with it and choose red for his racing cars. coincidentally really Alfa Romeos. Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929, before the Ferrari car company was founded in 1947.
Ferrari Formula 1 Team Uses Yellow accents for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix
Ferrari still keeps the yellow color for the logo of Scuderia Ferrari. He combined it with the famous crouching Cavallino at the request of the family of the famous Italian war hero Francesco Baracca. The crouching horse featured on a fighter plane flown by Baracca during the First World War.
The logo first appeared on Scuderia Ferrari’s Alfa Romeos participating in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 1932, with Ferrari drivers Antonio Brivio and Eugenio Siena winning the race. The logo has appeared on Ferrari cars ever since.
To mark the connection with yellow, as well as to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Monza circuit this year, the Ferrari Formula 1 team will introduce a bit of color to this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, taking place in Monza. The color will appear on the car costumes as well as the racing suits and helmets of drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Ferrari also plans to offer a special collection of merchandise in the same yellow color, called Giallo Modena, though its online and official stores.