AutosFerrari goes blue: A historic color change for the Miami Grand Prix

Ferrari goes blue: A historic color change for the Miami Grand Prix

Scuderia Ferrari SF-24
Scuderia Ferrari SF-24
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6:51 AM EDT, April 25, 2024
Fans of Formula 1, especially those who cheer for Ferrari, are accustomed to the thrill of watching the iconic red cars dash around global tracks. However, they're in for an unexpected twist at the upcoming Grand Prix in Florida: Ferrari is switching its color to blue.

The Miami Grand Prix, which takes place from May 3 to 5, is particularly significant for Ferrari. Not only does the event boast a unique atmosphere, but it also coincides with Ferrari's 70th anniversary in the United States. To mark this milestone, the team has decided to depart from its traditional red in favor of showcasing two shades of blue.

This change might be surprising for many, but a dive into Ferrari's history reveals blue's significance alongside red in racing lore. The chosen hues, Azzurro La Plata and Azzurro Dino have historical connections to the brand. Azzurro La Plata, a lighter blue, mirrors Argentina's color and refers to Alberto Ascari's prime racing days. Meanwhile, the deeper Azzurro Dino has been a favorite among drivers like Arturo Merzario and Clay Regazzoni.

Ferrari is stirring excitement as the racing weekend approaches by keeping the new paint job under wraps until just before the event. This strategic move builds anticipation and pays homage to the brand's rich and colorful heritage on the track.

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