Ferrari’s Social Media Post Triggers Key SF1000 Debate Amidst F1 Livery Fever

Published 10/06/2021, 11:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy -Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Red Bull has triggered a conversation about liveries on Twitter. The team announced its new vintage livery, honoring its partnership with Honda. Having riled up the fans, Ferrari brings back their popular one-off livery.

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While one-off liveries are unique to the race, they might just be too beautiful to let go of. Ferrari painfully reminded fans of the stunning 1000th GP livery from last season. Vettel and Leclerc raced in retro burgundy SF1000s in Tuscany and it was a sight to behold.

Ferrari fans yearn for a burgundy car

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Having brought back memories of the deep red car, fans wanted it back on the tracks soon.

Further, some fans argued about the appeal of having a one-off livery; its uniqueness adding to its value.

Alas, a one-off livery remains unique to the event. The blood-red car looked stunning though, and the gloss! While the 1000 special was a good one to bring back, some fans shared their Ferrari favorites.

While others brought back liveries and debated about the permanence of special appearances, others came up with their own unique ideas. Maybe F1 can take notes!

Further, the discussion of special liveries also brought back some bad memories for Mercedes. The Silver Arrows took to their nickname in a metallic silver car for the German GP in 2019. It didn’t them the best luck, unfortunately!

Remembering the 1000th GP race

It was the first Tuscan GP last season as F1 made its way to the circuit in Mugello. It was an action-packed race marked by red flags with Leclerc finishing eighth, with Sebastian Vettel rounding out the top 10.

Charles Leclerc had initially found his way to a podium position after the second red flag, which was caused because of a domino of collisions. However, Lance Stroll pushed Leclerc back, pulling an impressive move on the Monegasque. Behind, George Russell stood withing points for Williams holding off Vettel. Soon, the German did what he did best and pushed his Ferrari to P10.

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In what was an exciting race; with 12 laps to go and only 12 players on the grid after the final red flag. The Ferraris brought home their points that day but missed out on what could have been a thrilling podium position.

On the track owned by the team, double points weren’t a bad result. The race had meant a lot to the historical team. As Piero Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari’s son had said, “Scuderia Ferrari’s 1000th Grand Prix is a very important milestone, therefore it had to be marked in a special way. That’s why we decided to run a unique livery on the cars for this event, with the SF1000s taking to the track at the Mugello Circuit in the Burgundy color first seen on the 125S, the first racing car to carry the Ferrari name.”

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Fans clearly remember the special livery as the car remains among some of the most beautiful liveries to feature on an F1 track.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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