Ferrari reveals unique ‘golden age’ livery for the Las Vegas Grand Prix

Ferrari reveals unique 'golden age' livery for the Las Vegas Grand Prix

Ferrari will celebrate its return to Las Vegas with an unique ‘golden age’ livery on the SF-23 as it marks 41 years since its last appearance in the city.

Inspired by the Scuderia’s success in the US in the 1970s, Ferrari has unveiled the newly redesigned livery it will be sporting for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, which takes place next weekend.

The Ferrari SF-23 will be decked out in its native red color, but prominent white accents will be added to its bodywork as a gesture to the Italian team’s esteemed history from the 1970s and early 1980s.

Highlighting the retro design, vintage rounded race numbers grace the front end of the SF-23, while all of its sponsors are displayed in red and white across the car’s surfaces.

The forthcoming race weekend in Las Vegas will mark the third time that Formula 1 visits the United States in 2023 after stops in Miami and Austin.

The last time the biggest city in Nevada staged a Grand Prix on a track in the renowned Caesars Palace parking lot happened 41 years ago.

Three Formula 1 races were held in the United States in 1982, and this year is no exception. This indicates that the sport has recently experienced a boom in popularity, which is largely due to the efforts of Liberty Media, the organization that owns the commercial rights to the championship, and the wildly popular Netflix series Drive to Survive.

This has led to a second golden age in American racing, with Miami joining the calendar in 2022 in addition to the already well-known race in Austin and Las Vegas hosting the nation’s inaugural night race next weekend on November 18th.

Ferrari had some of its greatest achievements during the first golden era of Formula 1 in America, when Niki Lauda claimed two world titles (1975 and 1977) as well as the 1975 Watkins Glen race.

In 1976, Clay Regazzoni won at Long Beach adding to the total, and in 1978, Carlos Reutemann won at Watkins Glen. Gilles Villeneuve later pulled off an American double in 1979, winning the 312 T4 at Watkins Glen and Long Beach.

The Ferrari livery in that era featured a lot of white in addition to the regular red and this year, for the team’s return to Las Vegas the Scuderia decided to replicate that theme, designing an SF-23 livery that is exclusively red and white.

Additionally, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will be clad in new team outfits, with their race suits and helmets matching the theme’s predominant red and white color scheme.

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