The 2019 Ferrari Formula 1 livery could be markedly different in comparison with previous years.
Italy’s Autosprint reports that when the Maranello-made red car is revealed on Feb. 15, it could be called the SF-90. The ’90’ would be a reference to the 90-year anniversary of the founding of Scuderia Ferrari by Enzo Ferrari.
Autosprint added: “The bodywork of the 2019 Ferrari could be colored completely differently compared to the Maranello standard.”
That different livery could be because of the new pairing with Mission Winnow, an innovative branding operation created by Ferrari’s tobacco sponsor.
Some fans think the new Ferrari livery could be similar to the one launched by Ducati’s similarly Mission Winnow-sponsored MotoGP team. Mission Winnow might also be added to the official name of the Ferrari team.
This was followed by Maurizio Arrivabene exiting the team and being replaced by Mattia Binotto. Now, Ferrari has made yet another change to its team ahead of the 2019 season.
Ferrari’s head press officer, Alberto Antonini has left the Maranello team. He has been replaced by Silvia Hoffer Frangipane, who in turn has left McLaren.
During the Arrvabene era, Antonini was criticised for Ferrari’s closed door policy when it came to communicating with the media and fans.
“I’ve known Antonini since he was a boy,” said Leo Turrini, a prominent Italian correspondent.
“He has passion. He is competent. I think he did everything he could in difficult circumstances.”
Now, the question on everyone’s mind is, will all these changes pay off in the end? The team had a disappointing 2018 campaign and lost out to Mercedes.
But now, Sebastian Vettel and new teammate, LeClerc, will surely be back and more motivated than ever.