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FERRARI: 1000 RACES LATER


Scuderia Ferrari are by far the most famous and successful Formula One team in the 70 year history of this great sport. When you think of Formula One many will think of Ferrari - with such a rich history its difficult not to think about them. They make up part of F1's DNA.

Ferrari first entered F1 back at its inauguration at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix (the second ever F1 race). They finished an impressive second (Alberto Ascari) and fourth (Raymond Sommer). If you compare this to the last race their 1000th Grand Prix at the Tuscan Grand Prix held at the Mugello Circuit a track Ferrari own - where Charles Leclerc finished eighth and Sebastian Vettel finished 10th - a clear change in fortunes for the Scuderia.

The Prancing Horse took their first victory at the 1951 British Grand Prix with Argentinian driver Jose Froilan Gonzalez being the first driver to ever win a Formula One race for Ferrari his teammate Italian racer Luigi Villoresi finished in third. The teams last win (at the time of this article) was the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix which finished in a one-two with Vettel winning 2.6 seconds ahead of his teammate Leclerc in second.

Ferrari to this date have 237 race victories more than any other constructor in second is McLaren with 182 race victories. The Scuderia have 767 podiums which is well clear of second placed McLaren with 488. They currently have 228 pole positions and 253 fastest laps. (these statistics are correct at time of writing).

With all those victories comes titles and Ferrari are yet again ahead of the rest when to comes to Drivers World Championships and Constructors Championships. Ferrari have come close to achieving more both drivers and constructors Championships missing out by a point in 2008 with Felipe Massa and then in 2010 and 2012 with Fernando Alonso.

The Scuderia have 16 Constructors titles;

1961 / 1964 / 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1979 / 1982 / 1983 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2007 and 2008.

The Prancing Horse have 15 Drivers titles;

1952 / 1953: Alberto Ascari

1956: Juan Manuel Fangio

1958: Mike Hawthorn

1961: Phil Hill

1964: John Surtees

1975 / 1977: Niki Lauda

1979: Jody Scheckter

2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004: Micheal Schumacher

2007: Kimi Raikkonen.

Many well known drivers can boast that they have driven for Ferrari in Formula One but only a few can say they have won in the famous Ferrari red. These (not including drivers who won a championship with Ferrari) include;

Felipe Massa - 139 races, 11 wins

Sebastian Vettel - 110* races, 14* wins

Rubens Barrichello - 102 races, 9 wins

Gerhard Berger - 96 races, 5 wins

Fernando Alonso - 95 races, 11 wins

Michelle Alboreto - 80 races, 3 wins

Jean Alesi - 79 races, 1 win

Clay Regazzoni - 73 races, 4 wins

Gilles Villeneuve - 66 races, 6 wins

Eddie Irvine - 65 races, 4 wins

Jacky Ickx - 55 races, 6 wins

Lorenzo Bandini - 35 races, 1 win

Carlos Reutemann - 34 races, 5 wins

Rene Arnoux - 32 races, 3 wins

Nigel Mansell - 31 races, 3 wins

Charles Leclerc - 30* races, 2* wins

Alain Prost - 30 races, 5 wins

Didier Pironi - 25 races, 2 wins

Wolfgang von Trips - 25 races, 2 wins

Peter Collins - 24 races, 3 wins

Patrick Tambay - 22 races, 2 wins

Nino Farina - 22 races, 1 win

Maurice Trintignant - 19 races, 1 win

Jose Froilan Gonzalez - 17 races, 2 wins

Luigi Musso - 15 races, 1 win

Piero Taruffi - 13 races, 1 win

Mario Andretti - 12 races, 1 win

Tony Brooks - 7 races, 2 wins

Ludovico Scarfiotti - 7 races, 1 win.

In 2021 Ferrari will change their driver line up once again - this will be the youngest ever Ferrari driver line up with Charles Leclerc retaining his place and Carlos Sainz who replaces Vettel. Sainz will move from McLaren.

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