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  • Scuderia Ferrari Official Name
  • Maranello, Italy Base
  • 1950 F1 Debut
  • Frédéric Vasseur Team Boss
  • Enrico Cardile / Enrico Gualtieri Technical Chief
  • 16 World Championships

Scuderia Ferrari is the racing division of sports car manufacturer Ferrari, with its F1 team arguably more famous than its cars alongside its passionate fans, known as the Tifosi.

Current Ferrari Drivers

16 Charles Leclerc F1 2023

Charles
Leclerc

2018 Australian Grand Prix F1 Debut

Ferrari Current/Last Team

55 Carlos Sainz F1 2023

Carlos
Sainz

2015 Australian Grand Prix F1 Debut

Ferrari Current/Last Team

Full Team Name: Scuderia Ferrari
Base: Maranello, Italy
Team Chief: Frédéric Vasseur
Technical Chief: Enrico Cardile / Enrico Gualtieri
First Team Entry: 1950
World Championships: 16

The team founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 bears his name, while its title, Scuderia, originates from the Italian term for a stable reserved for racehorses—a label frequently used to identify Italian motor racing teams.

Interestingly, Ferrari’s prancing horse emblem was inspired by Francesco Baracca, a famous Italian fighter pilot during World War I who had the symbol on his aircraft. Following Baracca’s death, his parents, who were close acquaintances of Enzo Ferrari, suggested that the emblem be used as the logo for the Scuderia. They believed that it would bring good luck to the team. And it did.

Founded in Modena before World War I, the team remained there until 1943, when Enzo Ferrari relocated it to a new factory in Maranello that same year. To this day, both Scuderia Ferrari and Ferrari’s road car production are based in Maranello. The team also owns and operates the Fiorano Circuit, a test track established in 1972 on the same site, which is used for testing both road and race cars.

The team has competed in every world championship since the 1950 Formula 1 season and is the oldest surviving and most successful F1 team. While the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is considered the team’s home race, in Italy during the 2020 season, the Tuscan Grand Prix marked Ferrari’s 1000th Grand Prix in Formula One. The race was a one-off at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello in Tuscany and featured in 2020 after a heavily revised race calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the race the safety car adopted a red livery, rather than its typical silver, to commemorate the event. Meanwhile, the Ferrari SF1000 showcased a unique dark burgundy paint job, deviating from its classic rosso corsa hue. Both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc donned special racing suits and sported unique helmet designs for the occasion.

Although the team has competed in every F1 season since 1950, Ferrari did miss the first-ever race of the championship, the 1950 British Grand Prix, due to a disagreement with the organizers concerning “start money.” Throughout the 1960s, Ferrari pulled out of several races as part of strike actions and in 1987, Ferrari threatened to leave F1 altogether for the American IndyCar series. This threat was considered a move by the team as a negotiating ploy with the FIA. Enzo Ferrari proposed to abandon the IndyCar project and commit to Formula 1 if the technical rules were not altered to disqualify V12 engines. The FIA accepted these terms, leading to the shelving of the IndyCar project, despite the already constructed Ferrari 637. In 2009, it was revealed that Ferrari possessed an FIA-sanctioned veto over the technical regulations, showing the power the brand and the team have in the sport.

Ferrari has a record 16 Constructors’ Championships in Formula One and holds the record for the most Drivers’ Championships with 15, won by nine different drivers, including Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher, and Kimi Räikkönen. Räikkönen’s title in 2007 is the most recent for the team.

The team’s most successful driver is Michael Schumacher, who won five consecutive drivers’ titles and 72 Grand Prix for the team between 2000 and 2004. This period marked the most successful era in the team’s history, with consecutive constructors’ titles between 1999 and 2004.

As well as racing in Formula 1 as a constructor the team is also an engine supplier. Over the years, Ferrari has provided engines to Minardi in 1991, Scuderia Italia during 1992–1993, and Sauber from 1997–2005 (with engines branded as Petronas) and again from 2010–2025. They supplied engines to Prost in 2001 (badged as Acer), Red Bull Racing in 2006, Spyker in 2007, Scuderia Toro Rosso from 2007–2013 and in 2016, Force India in 2008, and Marussia from 2014–2015. When engine regulations changed in 2014, leading Cosworth to exit the V6 turbo engine era, Marussia, which was Cosworth’s only team at the time, entered into a multi-year agreement with Ferrari starting in 2014. Since 2016, Haas has had a close relationship with Ferrari, depending on Ferrari for its reserve drivers. Antonio Giovinazzi did two FP1 sessions for the team as a Ferrari reserve driver, and during Mick Schumacher‘s full-time drive with the team, he was still a Ferrari Academy Driver and Ferrari Reserve driver. The team have also benefited from Ferrari engines since 2016.

In addition to their Formula One successes, Ferrari has won numerous races outside of the championship, including the World Sportscar Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Spa, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and Bathurst 12 Hour, as well as races for Grand Tourer cars and racing on road courses of the Targa Florio, the Mille Miglia, and the Carrera Panamericana.

Ferrari Drivers’ Champions

The following drivers won the Formula One Drivers’ Championship for Ferrari.

DriverNationalityChampionship Year
Alberto AscariItalian1952
Alberto AscariItalian1953
Juan Manuel FangioArgentine1956
Mike HawthornBritish1958
Phil HillAmerican1961
John SurteesBritish1964
Niki LaudaAustrian1975
Niki LaudaAustrian1977
Jody ScheckterSouth African1979
Michael SchumacherGerman2000
Michael SchumacherGerman2001
Michael SchumacherGerman2002
Michael SchumacherGerman2003
Michael SchumacherGerman2004
Kimi RäikkönenFinnish2007

Ferrari Drivers

Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
Italian Ferrari 1950 Monaco Grand Prix F1 Legend
Italian Ferrari 1950 British Grand Prix F1 Legend
Argentine Maserati 1950 British Grand Prix F1 Legend
Austrian McLaren 1971 Austrian Grand Prix F1 Legend
British McLaren 1980 Austrian Grand Prix F1 Legend
French Williams 1980 Argentine Grand Prix F1 Legend
German Mercedes 1991 Belgian Grand Prix F1 Legend
Brazilian Williams 1993 South African Grand Prix Retired
Finnish Alfa Romeo 2001 Australian Grand Prix F1 Legend
Spanish Aston Martin 2001 Australian Grand Prix Current
German Aston Martin 2007 United States Grand Prix F1 Legend
Monégasque Ferrari 2018 Australian Grand Prix Current
Spanish Ferrari 2015 Australian Grand Prix Current
British Ferrari 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Current

Previous/Next Team Names

Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Scuderia Lancia Italian 1954 Historic