Ferrari running the original prancing horse logo in Austria – Motorsport Week

Ferrari sports the original Prancing Horse logo at the Austrian Grand Prix, celebrating 90 years since its first appearance.

The original version of the emblem was first used at the 1932 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which took place on July 9.

It appeared for the first time on two Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM, driven by the duos Antonio Brivio/Eugenio Siena and Piero Taruffi/Guido d’Ippolito, which scored a double.

The logo didn’t differ much from the version used today, nearly a century later, but the famous horse was less stylized, while the team initials were smaller and more widely spaced.

The logo was originally the design used by aviator and war hero Francesco Baracca. Baracca’s family suggested Ferrari should use him for good luck.

The yellow background that also appears on the emblem is a tribute to the city of Modena.

As well as its use in F1, the retro design will also feature at this weekend’s World Endurance Championship round at Monza on 488 GTE cars in the LMGTE categories.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will start Saturday’s F1 Sprint second and third respectively.

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