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THE Ferrari will be powered by its original logo for the remainder of the weekend Austrian GP in formula 1.
As part of their celebration of the logo’s first appearance at the Spa-Francorchamps race on 9 July 1932, the stickers on the cars of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were changed internally red cow ring.
Although Ferrari’s iconic logo hasn’t changed much over the years, there’s little difference between the modern version and the one that originally appeared.
The original horse had no styling, and the letters S and F, representing Scuderia Ferrari, were smaller and more spaced.
Originally, the Horse was the emblem of Italian pilot and World War I hero Francesco Baracca, whose family suggested Enzo Ferrari use it for luck in his racing cars.
Recalling how the idea for the logo came about, Ferrari once explained that it was the perfect opportunity to meet Baracca’s parents.
“When I won the Circuit Savio in Ravenna in 1923, I met Count Enrico Baracca and Countess Paolina, the parents of the flying hero,” he wrote.
“One day the Countess said to me, ‘Ferrari, why don’t you put my son’s horse in your cars? It will bring you good luck.’ The horse was and will always be black, I added a yellow background, the color of the city of Modena.’
In addition to the yellow one of Modena, which is located near the Ferrari base in Maranello, the Prancing Horse logo has the colors of the Italian flag on top.
The logos first appeared on a Scuderia Ferrari car in the 1932 24 Hours of Spa.
They were drawn on Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM written by Ferrari. The team finished 1-2 thanks to the duo of Antonio Brivio and Eugenio Siena, as well as Piero Taruffi and Guido d’Ippolito.
The Prancing Horse emblems on the Ferrari 488 GTE racing cars at this weekend’s Monza World Endurance Championship event are also being replaced by the original version as part of the celebrations.
#52 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE EVO of Miguel Molina, Antonio Fuoco
Photo by: Paul Foster
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