Ferrari has revealed a revised livery it will run for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix next weekend, inspired by the Scuderia’s success in the United States in the 1970s.

The Maranello-based squad will run a predominantly red car with white accents as Formula 1 returns to Las Vegas for the first time since the 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix.

The upcoming race weekend in Las Vegas marks F1’s third visit to the United States in 2023 following previous rounds in Miami and Austin.

With three events also held Stateside in 1982, Ferrari heralds the addition of the Las Vegas GP as the arrival of a ‘second golden age’ for the sport in America.

F1 has sustained a meteoric rise in popularity in the country since the takeover by Liberty Media at the end of 2016 and the addition of the Drive to Survive Netflix docuseries.

With its tweaked livery for the Las Vegas weekend, Ferrari pays homage to its ‘first golden age’ in the States, triggered by Mario Andretti’s victory at the 1971 South African Grand Prix in a 312B which captivated American fans.

Between 1979 and 1984, 28 World Championship races were held in North America, including 19 in the United States.

On his way to the 1975 title, his first of two with the marque, Niki Lauda claimed victory at Watkins Glen. Carlos Reutemann emulated the same feat in 1978.

Clay Regazzoni added to Ferrari’s success across the Atlantic taking the chequered flag at Long Beach in 1976. In 1979, Gilles Villeneuve completed a sweep of wins in America after winning rounds in rounds at the aforementioned Long Beach and Watkins Glen.

In addition to the white detailing on the front wing, engine cover and rear wing, Ferrari’s tribute includes pinstripe detailing that runs along the sidepod, interrupted by a reprise of the iconic named lettering that was prominent on the stable’s machinery of the era.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will also take to the circuit in a new one-off red and white race suit, with each driver also set to sport tribute helmets next weekend.

Source:  Read More 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *