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There will be a new livery on the grid at the Italian Grand Prix, as a special Monza livery for Ferrari has been unveiled. It is a tribute to a great victory the Italian marque achieved this year.
The race at Monza has always held special meaning for the Scuderia, with thousands of its fans, the Tifosi, showing up every year and creating a special atmosphere.
Just like last season, when Ferrari celebrated its 75th anniversary with a special livery that included plenty of yellow, the colours of the SF-23 have been altered for Monza, and with good reason.
Special Monza livery for Ferrari – The reason behind it
For the first time in fifty years, Ferrari returned to the top class of endurance racing, as it introduced the Ferrari 499P to compete in the Hyperclass of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Of course, the crown jewel of the championship is none other than the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In this season’s edition of the great race, which also was its centenary anniversary, Ferrari emerged victorious after battling against six other manufacturers. Toyota, in particular, battled with the Italian manufacturer for most of the 24 hours but came up short.
For the first time since 1964, Ferrari emerged victorious at Le Mans. The #51 car, which driven by James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Antonio Giovinazzi and was run by AF Corse, crossed the finish line one minute and twenty seconds ahead of the second-placed Toyota for a historic triumph.
Special Monza livery for Ferrari: The new colours
To commemorate the win at the grueling event, the Ferrari Formula 1 team will run a special livery at Monza, with details from the 499P Hypercar. Below you can see the beautiful livery:
Yellow is BACK! 😍
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) August 29, 2023
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) August 28, 2023
In contrast to its efforts in endurance racing, Ferrari has been having a tough season in Formula 1 so far and has not won a Grand Prix so far. In fact, it has only had three podiums, all courtesy of Leclerc in Azerbaijan, Austria and Belgium.
As a result, it is placed third in the constructors’ championship, fourteen points behind third-placed Aston Martin. Despite not stepping on the podium yet, Sainz is ahead of his teammate in the standings, as he is placed fifth, one position above Leclerc.
The pair had a difficult weekend last time out, in Zandvoort, as the car was lacking pace. Sainz salvaged a fifth-place finish in the changeable conditions. In the meantime, Leclerc’s race got compromised on the opening lap after contact with Oscar Piastri damaged his car. Despite running in third early on, he dropped like a stone and eventually retired.
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