31 Facts About Ferrari


In 2014 Ferrari was rated the world's most powerful brand by Brand Finance.

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Enzo Ferrari was not initially interested in the idea of producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, with headquarters in Modena.

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In 1933, Alfa Romeo withdrew its in-house racing team and Scuderia Ferrari took over as its works team: the Scuderia received Alfa's Grand Prix cars of the latest specifications and fielded many famous drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari and Achille Varzi.

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In September 1939, Ferrari left Alfa Romeo under the provision he would not use the Ferrari name in association with races or racing cars for at least four years.

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In 1940, Ferrari produced a racing car – the Tipo 815, based on a Fiat platform.

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In 1943, the Ferrari factory moved to Maranello, where it has remained ever since.

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Scuderia Ferrari name was resurrected to denote the factory racing cars and distinguish them from those fielded by customer teams.

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From 2002 to 2004, Ferrari produced the Enzo, their fastest model at the time, which was introduced and named in honour of the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari.

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Ferrari officially priced its initial public offering at $52 a share after the market close on 20 October 2015.

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Since the company's beginnings, Ferrari has been involved in motorsport, competing in a range of categories including Formula One and sports car racing through its Scuderia Ferrari sporting division as well as supplying cars and engines to other teams and for one-make race series.

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Scuderia Ferrari has participated in several classes of motorsport, though it is currently only officially involved in Formula One.

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Ferrari is the oldest team in the championship, and the most successful: the team holds nearly every Formula One record.

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Ferrari went on to dominate the early years of the World Sportscar Championship which was created in 1953, winning the title seven out of its first nine years.

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The North American Racing Team's entries in the final three rounds of the 1969 season were the last occasions on which a team other than Scuderia Ferrari entered a World Championship Grand Prix with a Ferrari car.

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The Ferrari Challenge is a one-make racing series for the Ferrari 458.

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Ferrari entered the mid-engined 12-cylinder fray with the Berlinetta Boxer in 1973.

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Every Ferrari that comes out of Maranello is built to an individual customer's specification.

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Ferrari formalized this concept with its earlier Carrozzeria Scaglietti programme.

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In February 2019, at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, Ferrari revealed its latest mid-engine V8 supercar, the F8 Tributo.

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Ferrari has produced a number of concept cars, such as the Mythos.

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Until the early 1990s, Ferrari followed a three-number naming scheme based on engine displacement and a number of cylinders:.

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On 17 June 1923, Enzo Ferrari won a race at the Savio track in Ravenna where he met Countess Paolina, mother of Count Francesco Baracca, an ace of the Italian air force and national hero of World War I, who used to paint a horse on the side of his planes.

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The original "prancing horse" on Baracca's airplane was painted in red on a white cloud-like shape, but Ferrari chose to have the horse in black and he added a canary yellow background as this is the color of the city of Modena, his birthplace.

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The Ferrari horse was, from the very beginning, markedly different from the Baracca horse in most details, the most noticeable being the tail that in the original Baracca version was pointing downward.

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Ferrari has used the cavallino rampante on official company stationery since 1929.

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Ferrari won the 1964 World championship with John Surtees by competing for the last two races in North America with cars painted in the US-American race colors white and blue, as these were not entered by the Italian factory themselves, but by the U S -based North American Racing Team team.

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In 1963, Enzo Ferrari was approached by the Ford Motor Company about a possible buy out.

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Ferrari has an internally managed merchandising line that licenses many products bearing the Ferrari brand, including eyewear, pens, pencils, electronic goods, perfume, cologne, clothing, high-tech bicycles, watches, cell phones, and laptop computers.

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In 1997, Ferrari launched a long term master planned effort to improve overall corporate efficiency, production and employee happiness.

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Ferrari has had agreements to supply Formula One engines to a number of other teams over the years, and currently supply the Alfa Romeo and Haas F1 F1 teams.

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Roughly thirty Ferrari boutiques exist worldwide, with two owned by Ferrari and the rest operating as franchises.

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