Ferrari unveil special livery for Las Vegas Grand Prix in nod to 70s 'golden age'
Ferrari have unveiled a special livery for the Las Vegas Grand Prix with the traditional red on the SF-23 cars featuring a hint of white. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz’s race suits and helmets have also been given the same treatment to celebrate Ferrari’s look from the 70s.
With Formula 1’s highly anticipated return to Las Vegas fast approaching, the Italian team’s design is a nod to the first “golden age” of the sport in the USA where Ferrari enjoyed some of the most memorable moments in its history.
The great Niki Lauda won two world titles in that era – in 1975 and 1977 – with victory at Watkins Glen in 1975. Clay Regazzoni also won at Long Beach in 1976 while Carlos Reutemann triumphed at Watkins Glen in 1978.
More success followed in 1979 when Gilles Villeneuve scored an American double with wins in Long Beach and Watkins Glen.
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Throughout that decade there was plenty of white alongside the traditional Ferrari red on the livery, with the team deciding to reprise it for the unique spectacle that is this year’s Las Vegas Grand Prix.
As well as Leclerc and Sainz’s own helmets and race suits following the look, Ferrari partners Puma have also produced new team kit specifically for the race.
The exciting spectacle of the Las Vegas Grand Prix will present all the F1 teams with a unique challenge as they look to get to grips with a brand new track and a backdrop unlike any other.
First practice gets under way on Thursday November 16, at 20:30 local time, with qualifying beginning at 00:00 local time on Saturday, November 18. The Grand Prix itself will be held at 22:00 on that Saturday night.