Since its establishment in 1929, Ferrari has been among the best F1 teams in the world. In racing circle, it is known as the Scuderia Ferrari, translated as Team Ferrari. Michael Schumacher, one of the greatest drivers ever, served Ferrari during most part of his career.
Scuderia Ferrari is based in Italian town of Maranello. Jean Todt. The
team debuted in the F1 Championship in the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. It
has competed in more than 700 races and has been champion in the
Constructors' as well as the Drivers' category 14 times each. World
famous Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has been associated with
Team Ferrari. Its chasis is Ferrari F2008 and the engine is Ferrari 056.
Enzo Ferrari was the founder of Ferrari Formula One team.
Currently Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa are the race drivers of
Ferrari. Luca Badoer and Marc Gene are the test drivers. Michael
Schumacher is serving them as special test driver.
Ferrari in F1
Enzo Ferrai founded the team in 1929. He and his team took part in a
slew of competitions till 1950, when Grand Prix came into existence.
Ferrari participated in the Formula One World Championship in the 1950
Monaco Grand Prix. Ferrari dominated the season winning all eleven
events. After the 1951 Formula One season, Ferrari team withdrew from F1
causing the authorities to adopt Formula Two regulations. Ferrari
performance was quite impressive in 1952 and 1953. However, in 1954,
they were seriously challenged by Fangio and Mercedes-Benz. In 1957, a
Ferrari car crashed into a crowd killing twelve people. Ferrari was
dragged into court charged with manslaughter.
Decade of 1960 was not good for Ferrari at Formula One. However, it
dominated races in other competitions. 1970s returned mixed results for
the company. The team won constructors' title in 1983. Their performance
in 1980s was little better than average. 1990s was promising for
Ferrari. The dominance of Schumacher began in 1996 and remained the best
driver in the world until he retired in 2006. In 2000s too, Ferrari was
Marlboro is the prime sponsor of Ferrari. Their other sponsors are
Acer, a Taiwenese computer company; Telecom Italia's broadband Alice
brand, Fiat, Shell, Bridgestone, AMD and Martini. Official suppliers of
Ferrari are Magneti Marelli, Mahle, IIR, SKF, Europcar, Iveco, NGK,
Infineon, HN Meccanica, Puma, Sanbitter, Tata, Brembo, BBS, Selex,
Sabelt, TRW Automotive and Microsoft.
Ferrari has been the most successful team in Formula One. The team
holds the records like most constructor championships, most driver
championships, most wins (all-time), most wins (season), most fastest
laps (all-time) and highest winning percentage. Ferrari is the most
successful F1 engine manufacturer.
Schumacher with Ferrari
In 1996, Ferrari made a landmark decision in its history by hiring
two-time defending world champion Michael Schumacher for an astronomical
salary of around $30 million a year. Schumacher won an array of Grand
Prix races for Ferrari. He retired at the end of 2006 season.
Ferrari is the most successful F1 team ever. Legendary driver Michael Schumacher was associated with Ferrari and together they were a force to reckon with in F1 racing.