F1

Ferrari drives back into tobacco controversy

319 views

Global Motorsport Media

Ferrari could be set to race back into a controversy surrounding cigarette advertising.

New Scuderia Ferrari logo
New Scuderia Ferrari logo

Photo by: xpb.cc

Earlier this year, amid fresh criticism of the team's ongoing sponsorship by the Philip Morris company, Ferrari dropped the 'Marlboro' from its official name.

But the association continues. India Today reports that Hriday, a health organisation in India, has lodged a complaint.

It claims the sale of Marlboro cigarettes in India this week alongside posters of Ferrari single seaters violates the country's anti-tobacco laws.

The report also said the cigarette packets include message inserts about the fabled Maranello based team.

"The message is basically to promote the brand surreptitiously," said a spokeswoman for Hriday.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags buddh, ferrari, indian gp, philip morris

User photos

akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
Upload photo