F1: Ferrari Unveils Special Red-White Livery Ahead of Las Vegas Grand Prix

The special Las Vegas livery takes design cues from Mario Andretti’s 1971 Ferrari 312 B and Gilles Villeneuve’s 1978 312 T4.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on November 11, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Formula 1: Next weekend (November 17-19) at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Ferrari, the Italian sports carmaker, will have two of its SF-23 Formula 1 race cars sporting the special red-and-white livery, designed to celebrate the iconic racing cars of the '70s, including the 1971 Ferrari 312 B that Mario Andretti drove to victory at the South African GP and Gilles Villeneuve’s 1978 312 T4. 

This one-off livery is a 'nod to the first "golden age" of the sport in the US, where Scuderia Ferrari enjoyed some of the most memorable moments in its history'. The Ferrari SF-23 gets red bodywork, while elements such as the rear wing, front wing endplates, and sponsor logos are finished in white. The sports car is accompanied by the white circular number board as well as retro-style pinstripes on the nose cone, side pods, and sharkfin. Moreover, drivers Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc's racing suits and helmets will also feature the same red-and-white theme. Puma, Scuderia's event partner, also produced a new team kit, specifically for the 'biggest event' of the season. 

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Ferrari SF-23: Key Specifications

Scuderia Ferrari is the latest team to reveal its challenger (SF-23) in a new avatar for the upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix. Underneath the skin, the Ferrari SF-23 gets a hybrid setup, consisting of a turbocharged 1.6-litre 90-degree V6 engine capable of 15,000rpm and two electric motor-generators – one on the driveline and another integrated with the turbo. Other specs include a carbon fibre composite honeycomb structure for the chassis, hydraulically controlled rear differential, Ferrari longitudinal gearbox, 18-inch front and rear wheels, as well as a combination of push-rod front and pull-rod rear suspension. The weight, including coolant, oil, and the driver, is about 798 kilograms. 


F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix: Official Race Schedule

Formula 1 is set to return to Las Vegas, the US, for the first time since the 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix – the second F1 race in Las Vegas after the 1981 edition. The 1982 race, held in intense heat, was won by Italian driver Michele Alboreto, who made his F1 debut at the 1981 San Marino Grand Prix for the Cosworth-powered Tyrrell Racing team. As was the case in 1982, this year's Formula 1 calendar also features 3 rounds in the United States. Here is the official race schedule of the Las Vegas Grand Prix as per Indian Standard Time:  

Friday, November 17

Las Vegas GP FP1 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Las Vegas GP FP2 - 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Saturday, November 18

Las Vegas GP FP3 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Las Vegas GP Qualifying - 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Sunday, November 19

Las Vegas GP Race - 11:30 am

F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix: Las Vegas Strip Circuit

For the 22nd round of the 2023 season, Formula 1 heads to the 6.201-kilometre Las Vegas Strip Circuit in Nevada, USA. The track features 17 turns, three straights, a chicane, and a high-speed cornering sequence, with the Grand Prix to take place over 50 laps. 

The 6.2km long Strip Circuit makes its way through some of the most iconic hotels and casinos, such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio and the Venetian. Average speeds are expected to be on par with Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy – with maximum speed around the 342km/h mark. This year, Las Vegas will play host to the very first night race in the US on November 18 at 22:00 local time (Nov. 19 at 11:30 IST). 

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Ferrari Limited-Edition Replica Collection for F1 Fans

In good news for those attending the Las Vegas GP, Ferrari has unveiled the limited-edition Replica collection, which features a selection of polo shirts, sweatshirts, and caps.


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