Scuderia Ferrari facts for kids
|Full name||Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (1997–present)|
|Team principal(s)||Maurizio Arrivabene|
|Technical director||Aldo Costa|
|2011 Formula One season|
|Race drivers||5. Fernando Alonso
6. Felipe Massa
|Test drivers|| Jules Bianchi
|Chassis||Ferrari F150th Italia|
|Formula One World Championship Career|
|Debut||1950 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Constructors' Championships||16 (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)|
|Drivers' Championships||15 (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)|
Scuderia Ferrari is the name for the Gestione Sportiva, the division of the Ferrari automobile company concerned with racing. Though the Scuderia and Ferrari Corse Clienti continue to manage the racing activities of numerous Ferrari customers and private teams, Ferrari's racing division has completely devoted its attention and funding to its Formula One team, Scuderia Ferrari. Scuderia is Italian for "Stable", and Ferrari is the name of its founder. The prancing horse was the symbol on Italian World War I ace Francesco Baracca's fighter plane, and became the logo of Ferrari after the fallen ace's parents, good friends with Enzo Ferrari, asked him so, to continue his tradition of sportsmanship, gallantry and boldness.
Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929, and raced for Alfa Romeo until 1939. Ferrari first competed in F1 in 1948 (the team's first F1 car was the Tipo 125 F1), making it the oldest and arguably the most successful team left in the championship. The team's numerous and ardent Italian fans are known as tifosi, though the team also has a vibrant international following.
One of the most popular Ferrari drivers was Michael Schumacher, who won five titles with Ferrari. He drove in this team from 1997 through 2006. Schumacher worked with Ferrari in a consulting role after he quit driving. In 2007, Kimi Räikkönen won the Driving Championship for Ferrari. In 2008 Felipe Massa lost the Championship Title to Lewis Hamilton by one point. Ferrari won the Constructors Championship in 2007 and 2008.
Formula One World Championship results
Images for kids
Phil Hill driving for Ferrari at the 1962 German Grand Prix.
Niki Lauda driving for Ferrari at the 1976 German Grand Prix.
Gerhard Berger driving for Ferrari at the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix.
Michael Schumacher at the 1997 German Grand Prix during his second year with Ferrari.
Kimi Räikkönen won the 2007 British Grand Prix for Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix, where he took his first win for Ferrari.
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