Prominent Players Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barichello, Kimi Raikkonnen, Niki Lauda, Sebastian Vettel
The racing division of luxury Italian auto manufacturer, Ferrari is the only racing team that has been part of every championship since the first Formula One season in 1950. For many, Formula One and Ferrari are inseparable.
The team was founded by Enzo Ferrari on 16 November 1929 which became the racing team of Alfa Romeo. In 1938, Alfa Romeo management made the decision to enter racing under its own name, establishing the Alfa Corse organization, which absorbed what had been Scuderia Ferrari.
World War II put a temporary end to racing, and Ferrari concentrated on an alternative use for his factory during the war years, doing machine tool work. After the war, Ferrari recruited several of his former Alfa colleagues and established a new Scuderia Ferrari, which would design and build its own cars.
Enzo Anselmo Ferrari was an Italian motor racing and entrepreneur, the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix Motor Racing Team. Enzo Ferrari spent a reserved life, and rarely granted interviews. Ferrari died on 14 August 1988 in Maranello at the age of 90. His death was not made public until two days later, as by Enzo's request, to compensate for the late registration of his birth.
The Tifosi word refers to the supporters of Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One. Italians fans are known for their love for Ferrari. The most common Tifosi sights are the display of an enormous Ferrari flag during the F1 weekends at almost every race circuit.
· Alberto Ascari (1952,1953)
· Juan Manuel Fangio (1956)
· Mike Hawthorn (1958)
· Phil Hill (1961)
· Niki Lauda (1975, 1977)
· Jody Sheckter (1979)
· Michael Schumacher (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
· Kimi Raikkonen (2007)
Schumacher to Vettel
M Schumacher joined the Prancing Horse, the other name for Ferrari got for his symbol, at 1996. The bond of Schumacher and Ferrari lasted for a decade till the 2006 season. 2000 to 2004 period was just Schumacher’s dominance with the aid of his Ferrari, who went on to win more races and championships than any other driver in the F1 history.
The machinery’s majesty prolonged with Kimi Raikkonen’s championship at 2007 on his debut year at Ferrari, replacing the legendary Schumacher. With four consecutive championships added to his name, Sebastian Vettel replaced Fernando Alonso to join the Scuderia Ferrari in 2015.
The most decorated team in F1 history has been quite unable to live up with their reigning rivals Red Bull and Mercedes, due to repetitive technical niggles along with the odd driver errors since then. However, the Ferrari looks intrinsically overall the fastest car as things stand by hallway through the 2018 season. As the newest innovations of Ferrari model are aiding best combination of power and downforce, which allows them a great window to get the best out of the five different tire compounds.
Four time World Champion Sebastian Vettel currently partners 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen at the team for the 2018 season.