Scuderia Ferrari did not start out as a totally independent Formula 1 team. Founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari, the team was initially the racing wing of Italian automakers Alfa Romeo. In 1938, Alfa Romeo management made the decision to enter racing under its own name, establishing the Alfa Corse organisation, which absorbed what had been Scuderia Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari disagreed with this change in policy and was finally dismissed by Alfa in 1939.
Enzo took a break from motorsport for 4 years to come back with what has now become one of the most iconic teams in the sport. Ferrari has counted among its ranks F1 legends Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and Gilles Villeneuve.
4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel currently partners 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen at the outfit.