Mugello (AP) – Ahead of the 1000th Formula 1 Scuderia Grand Prix on Sunday in Mugello, Ferrari is far from the end of its motorsport history.
“We are already looking ahead and thinking about the next thousand. We are proud to be part of this new Formula 1,” Ferrari boss John Elkann said during an appointment to mark the special anniversary in Florence. The Italians want to continue to do their part to “make the sport bigger and more spectacular, but keep the DNA,” said Elkann.
Ferrari celebrated its story in front of a few invited guests on Saturday evening with a show program followed by a gala dinner. A major event was not possible due to the corona pandemic. Elkann also thanked the fans around the world who are currently going through a difficult time with the team: “That has been a difficult season so far. But I know we have the right people to make us win again.”
Elkann was “absolutely certain that we will have won more races in the next thousand Grand Prix than at the moment”. Ferrari has taken 238 wins in 999 starts so far, most of which have been won by world champion Michael Schumacher. The current drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been waiting for a victory for almost a year and were not quite at the front in the current season. The ninth race of the Formula 1 season will take place for the first time in Mugello on Sunday. The track is owned by the car company Ferrari.