For Monza, the SF-23 unit is set to sport additional yellow V stripes emblazoned across both its nose cone and engine cover. This design choice is an homage to the potent paintwork that graced the 499P Hypercar, the glorious victor of this year’s blue-riband World Endurance Championship event that marked the centenary anniversary of Le Mans.
The modifications also extend to their race numbers; #16 belonging to Charles Leclerc and #55 to Carlos Sainz. These will be adorned in striking yellow stickers, a departure from their customary practice of white digits on a black backdrop.
There is more is to expect in terms of refreshes, as the drivers’ exceptional helmets and race suits will display a change as well. Leclerq’s protective headgear will feature a predominantly yellow hue, while Sainz’s will be black. The race suits will spotlight Ferrari‘s ‘long F’ insignia, a classic nod.
The team’s association with the color yellow extends back in Ferrari‘s long-established history. Granted, it’s the radiant Rosso Corsa red that is widely recognized and univocally linked to the Italian automaker. Yet, this distinctive color choice has its roots in Italy’s national racing milieu, with brands like Lancia and Alfa Romeo adopting it.
The classic yellow background of Ferrari‘s iconic shield is an emblematic representation of the color of Modena, the city that hosts the Scuderia.
In a reminiscent pattern, last year, the Formula 1 2022 car, in celebration of Ferrari‘s 75th anniversary, was nearly swathed in sweeping yellow accents for the Monza. Crucial components like race digits, halo elements, rear wing endplates, the Ferrari logo on the engine cover, and rear wing main plane all showcased the vibrant hue.
Ferrari‘s plans for Monza extend beyond the racetrack. They’ve revealed plans for the paddock-to-pit garage walkway to showcase illustrations of significant Scuderia milestones in Formula 1, as well as in other categories of racing.
Monza will also play host to Antonio Giovinazzi, a former Alfa Romeo F1 driver, and Alessandro Pier Guidi (excluding James Calado). The driving duo for the #51 499P that gloriously clinched victory at Le Mans this year will grace the event, bearing their winners’ trophy.
In addition to its formidable WEC Hypercar, Ferrari intends to showcase its latest 296 GT3 sportscar and the memorable F2003-GA Grand Prix vehicle. The latter made history when Michael Schumacher drove it to victory at the 2003 Italian GP.