Scuderia Ferrari

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Italy Ferrari
Full name Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (1997–present)
Base Maranello, Italy
Team principal(s) Stefano Domenicali
Technical director Aldo Costa
2011 Formula One season
Race drivers 5. Spain Fernando Alonso
6. Brazil Felipe Massa
Test drivers France Jules Bianchi
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Spain Marc Gené
Chassis Ferrari F150th Italia[1]
Engine Ferrari 056
Tyres Pirelli
Formula One World Championship Career
Debut 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Latest race 2012 British Grand Prix
Races competed 823
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 victories 216
Pole positions 205
Fastest laps 226
2010 position 3rd (396 points)
Fernando Alonso 2010 Malaysia 3rd Free Practice.jpg

Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. Though the Scuderia and Ferrari Corse Clienti continue to manage the racing activities of numerous Ferrari customers and private teams, Ferrari's racing division has completely devoted its attention and funding to its Formula One team, Scuderia Ferrari. Scuderia is Italian for "Stable", and Ferrari is the name of its founder. The prancing horse was the symbol on Italian World War I ace Francesco Baracca's fighter plane, and became the logo of Ferrari after the fallen ace's parents, good friends with Enzo Ferrari, asked him so, to continue his tradition of sportsmanship, gallantry and boldness.

Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929, and raced for Alfa Romeo until 1939. Ferrari first competed in F1 in 1948 (the team's first F1 car was the Tipo 125 F1), making it the oldest and arguably the most successful team left in the championship. The team's numerous and ardent Italian fans are known as tifosi, though the team also has a vibrant international following.

One of the most popular Ferrari drivers was Michael Schumacher, who won four Ferrari titles. He drove in this team from 1997 through 2006. Schumacher worked with Ferrari in a consulting role after he quit driving. In 2007, Kimi Räikkönen won the Driving Championship for Ferrari. In 2008 Felipe Massa lost the Championship Title to Lewis Hamilton by one point. Ferrari won the Constructors Championship in 2007.

Formula One World Championship results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Copper, Adam (2011-02-10). "Ferrari bows to Ford pressure, calls race car F150th Italia". AutoWeek (Crain Communications, Inc). http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110210/F1/110219998. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
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Formula One constructor
1950–present
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