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Question: What is the 'original' Ferrari color. Red is typical Ferrari, but i know it wasn't always that color!? I thought it was yellow, but i'm not sure...

Please help me :-?
 

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Yellow is the color the city of Modena, red of Italy. So officially it could have been yellow, but red is more likely to be the official color. I heard the stories too, but found no real proof.


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Red is Italy's official racing color.

England's is British Racing Green.

Germany's is Silver.

The U.S. is Blue and White. For a very brief period the Ferrari F1 cars were in this color scheme rather than red. Trivia question then, what year and for how long this was and why? :wink:
 

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senna21 said:
Red is Italy's official racing color.

England's is British Racing Green.

Germany's is Silver.

The U.S. is Blue and White. For a very brief period the Ferrari F1 cars were in this color scheme rather than red. Trivia question then, what year and for how long this was and why? :wink:
Belgium is Yellow :wink:


and your trivia question

in 1964 for the North American Racing Team (NART)
defenitly in the Mexico GP
with
John Surtees in a Ferrari 158 who placed 2nd
Lorenzo Bandini in a Ferrari 512 who placed 3th
&
Pedro Rodrigues in a Ferrari 156
 

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Wow, that was a lot faster than I thought. I'll have to look it up again...

But, I do believe you're correct 1964. But, (and this is why I have to look it up again) I think they were painted in the American colors for the full North American swing. That would have included Watkins Glen.

As I said I'll have to look it up.
 

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I think Ferrari's collor is red:
Rosso Corsa is for Formula 1 and others autosports cars
Giallo Modena is for Full Serries cars like modena
Rosso Ferrari is official Real Ferrari Collor.
 

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4FERRARI said:
I think Ferrari's collor is red:
Rosso Corsa is for Formula 1 and others autosports cars
Giallo Modena is for Full Serries cars like modena
Rosso Ferrari is official Real Ferrari Collor.
Rosso Corsa used to be Ferrari's F1 colour. Now their colour is Rosso Scuderia.
 

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Stradale said:
4FERRARI said:
I think Ferrari's collor is red:
Rosso Corsa is for Formula 1 and others autosports cars
Giallo Modena is for Full Serries cars like modena
Rosso Ferrari is official Real Ferrari Collor.
Rosso Corsa used to be Ferrari's F1 colour. Now their colour is Rosso Scuderia.
Marlboro red you mean :x yuk
 

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Rosso Corsa used to be Ferrari's F1 colour. Now their colour is Rosso Scuderia.[/quote]

Marlboro red you mean :x yuk[/quote]

1. Yes U R right ROSSO SCUDERIA

2. No Marlboro Red, cause Everybody knows: Marlboro is gonna leaving F1, but the collor stays....
 

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Dj Dirk said:
4FERRARI said:
DJ Dirk said:
Boxer said:
Rosso Corsa used to be Ferrari's F1 colour. Now their colour is Rosso Scuderia.
Marlboro red you mean :x yuk
1. Yes U R right ROSSO SCUDERIA

2. No Marlboro Red, cause Everybody knows: Marlboro is gonna leaving F1, but the collor stays....
Rosso Scuderia is nicknamed Marlboro Red
The British media coined that because of obvious jealousy. Marlboro ditched McLaren for Ferrari and they are the biggest sponsor in F1. The truth is the red shade was changed to look brighter and closer to Ferrari's colour on TV. Rosso Corsa becomes too dark on TV. Jordan and Jaguar changed their colour tint as well for the same reason.
 

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senna21 said:
Germany's is Silver.
Are you basing that statement on the "Silberpfeilen" (Silver Arrows)? Because that would make it nonsense. The only reason german cars were eventually painted silver was because at some grand prix, the Mercedes was too heavy so they worked all night to sand the car down to the aluminium body to keep weight down. Only after that event, the Mercs were painted silver
 

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Basosz said:
senna21 said:
Germany's is Silver.
Are you basing that statement on the "Silberpfeilen" (Silver Arrows)? Because that would make it nonsense. The only reason german cars were eventually painted silver was because at some grand prix, the Mercedes was too heavy so they worked all night to sand the car down to the aluminium body to keep weight down. Only after that event, the Mercs were painted silver
Yes, I read that somewhere. It's true! :D
 
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