Turkish GP: Ferrari celebrates 800 F1 starts

800 Grands Prix for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro The Turkish Grand Prix is a landmark event in the history of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. The race at Istanbul Park will be the eight hundredth Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix in which the team...

800 Grands Prix for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

The Turkish Grand Prix is a landmark event in the history of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. The race at Istanbul Park will be the eight hundredth Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix in which the team from Maranello has taken part.

Ferrari is the only team to have competed in every season at this the highest level of motor sport and it also holds all the records: Drivers' titles (15,) Constructors' (16,) wins (211,) podium finishes (632: apart from the wins, it has 223 second places and 198 thirds,) pole positions (203) and fastest race laps (221.)

"Eight hundred Formula 1 Grands Prix represents a milestone in the life of Ferrari, which fills us with satisfaction and pride," commented Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo. "Today, I want to share our delight in this achievement with all the drivers who have driven our cars in the World Championship and with our fans. It is nice to look back and see what we have done together, aware that we are part of a story that is without equal and is ongoing.

"Personally, I am proud to have been part of this journey for so many years now," continued Montezemolo. First as Sporting Director (1973-1976) and then as President (since 1991,) Luca di Montezemolo has been involved in 359 of the 799 chapters of Ferrari's history in Formula 1, in which time the team won a total of 17 World titles (7 Drivers' and 10 Constructors') and 123 Grands Prix.

Other records held by Scuderia Ferrari and the men who drove for it are: Constructors' Championship points (4229.5,) consecutive wins (14, 1952-1953,) one-two finishes (80,) victories in one season (15, 2002 and 2004,) wins in one season per driver (13, Schumacher 2004,) consecutive wins for a driver (9, Ascari 1952-1953,) consecutive podium finishes per driver (19, Schumacher 2001-2002,) one-two finishes for a driver pairing (24, Schumacher-Barrichello 2000-2005,) consecutive points finishes per driver (24, Schumacher 2001-2003.)

Ferrari is celebrating its eight hundredth Grand Prix with a special logo on the engine cover of Felipe Massa's and Fernando Alonso's F10 cars this weekend. A new section of ferrari.com (www.formula1.ferrari.com) goes live on this occasion, with some special content, including messages sent to Ferrari by Niki Lauda, Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher; the letter sent by President Montezemolo to all drivers who have raced at the wheel of a Maranello car in at least one Formula 1 race and memories of fans who wanted to share the excitement of "their" special Grand Prix on the Ferrari site.

-source: ferrari

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Luca di Montezemolo , Felipe Massa , Niki Lauda
Teams Ferrari