Ferrari's one-off, deep red livery

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Lorraine McKenna

All times stated are UK

  1. Mugello better for Ferrari

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Ferrari's one-off, deep red livery o

    Copyright: Reuters

    As well as being the Tuscan Grand
    Prix, this race is also named for Ferrari’s 1,000th Formula 1 world
    championship race. When that deal was struck, Ferrari probably did not realise
    this season was going to be quite as bad as it has turned out to be, and they
    head into the weekend after their worst two competitive showings of the season
    so far.

    But Mugello should be better for them.
    The car’s biggest weakness is on the straights. In the corners, it’s quite
    strong. So although there is one long straight at Mugello, the rest of the
    track is medium- and high-speed corners.

    On paper, then, this should be more
    like a Spain or Hungary-style experience for them. They’re hardly getting
    carried away, but Charles Leclerc, who said he was “OK” after his high-speed
    crash at Monza, said: “I have a feeling it might be better than the last two
    weekends. It should be a bit more positive.”

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    Hand over your fastest lap time, Romain. Valtteri Bottas has just beaten it in the Mercedes.

    The Finn is top with a 1:20.645.

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    Here comes Italian Grand Prix race winner Pierre Gasly.

    “My steering is really, really light.” the Frenchman reports to the Alpha Tauri pit wall.

    Gasly’s gone out on the medium tyres.

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    Lance Stroll is up on the stands in the Racing Point garage.

    The Canadian has to watch on while everyone gets a taste of the new track.

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    Valtteri Bottas is the first driver to put a time on the board at Mugello.

    Well done Mercedes.


  6. Jacqui Baker Stubbs: So my partner just got a glimpse of the Ferrari and in the most horrified voice I have ever heard from him

    “It looks like BBQ sauce!!!”

    George Parker: It is so so refreshing to see NO run-off. For once we won’t have the track limits discussion. Why can’t more tracks be like this.

    Deanna Troi: Lando sounds like he’s had his weetabix.

  7. ‘Fast, flowing circuit’

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Charles Leclerc does a track walk with his Ferrari engineers

    Copyright: Reuters

    Mugello has always felt like a place
    that should be on the Formula 1 calendar, and now it is. A fast and flowing
    circuit in a gorgeous landscape of rolling Tuscan hills and within shouting
    distance of Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful and historic cities, it
    ticks all the boxes. And the drivers – whether lovers of Michelangelo and Da
    Vinci or not – to a man cannot wait to get out there.

    Many have not experienced the track at
    all. Some have, but only in junior categories. A handful have experienced it in
    an F1 car, either recently in the case of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc,
    or longer ago, in the case of Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen. But all know
    they are in for something special this weekend. Many corners are banked, the
    circuit is like a “rollercoaster”, according to Renault’s Esteban Ocon. The
    lowest gear most teams will use is fourth. And the two most famous corners are
    called Arrabbiata – ‘spicy’ or ‘angry’, depending on whether you want a
    culinary or literal translation. Like the food and wine in the region, it is a
    track to savour.

  8. Keep it simple

    name on the tin this weekend may say ‘Tuscan Grand Prix.’

    official title of the race, however, is a little bit more of a mouthful.

    1 Pirelli Gran Premio Della Toscana Ferrari 1000 2020’.

    one for the hashtag age, that’s for sure.

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    McLaren ask Lando Norris for a radio check.

    So he gives his engineers a little Top 40 tune to celebrate the fact it’s Friday and it’s a new circuit.

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    The Red Bulls are first out.

    Both Max Verstappen and Alex Albon want to sample Mugello while it’s quiet.

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    Here we go then. 90 minutes on the clock.

    Mugello, what have you got for us?

  12. Listen live

    BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Have the 5 Live F1 team recovered from Sunday’s exhilarating Italian Grand Prix?

    Let’s find out, shall we.

    Jennie, Jack, Jolyon and Andrew are in position and ready to
    describe today’s first running at Mugello.

    Click the audio icon at the top of the page to listen to live

  13. Animal magic

    Daniel Ricciardo has gone for a bit of leopard print on his face mask this morning.

    It matches his race helmet, which I’ll show you later…

  14. Suit up

    Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel wear Ferrari's deep red race suits

    Copyright: Ferrari

    Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel haven’t been left out of the festivities.

    The two drivers have been given deep red race suits to compliment the one-off livery.

    No 1950s fancy dress costumes for the full Ferrari team this weekend sadly.

    We all remember how that turned out for Mercedes at the German Grand Prix in 2019, don’t we…

    Mercedes wear 1950s fancy dress at the German Grand Prix in 2019

    Copyright: Reuters

  15. Back in time

    Ferrari's special one-off livery

    Copyright: Ferrari

    A special celebration deserves a fancy one-off livery.

    Ferrari’s SF1000 cars will be sporting a deeper shade of red for the Scuderia’s 1,000th Formula 1 world championship race.

    The Italian team say it is a reproduction of the first Ferrari F1 car, the 125 F1 from 1950.

    What do you think?

    Hit the thumbs up button if it’s a “yes, love it!”

    Or press the thumbs down button if it’s a “meh, not for me”.

  16. Weather watch

    I saw the word “showers” in Fergie’s tweet and panicked for a split second.

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  18. New nose design

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Look out in
    this first session for a new nose design on Carlos Sainz’s McLaren. Team boss
    Andreas Seidl said this morning that it was an experimental design, introduced
    after some encouraging wind-tunnel data. They want to try it out to cross-correlate
    on-track data with that already gathered. If the new design provides a gain,
    Seidl said the team could have it on the car permanently within the next two or
    three races.

  19. New home for Checo

    If we take the second seat at Aston Martin out of the equation, as Lance Stroll isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…

    Are there any real possibilities on the table for Sergio Perez next season?

  20. I’ve unlocked the doors to the bbcf1 hashtag ready for your
    comments today.

    Do you think Seb to Racing Point/Aston Martin is a good move?

    Where do you see Sergio Perez ending up for 2021?

    And what about Mugello. Will the Ferrari-owned track give us another race to remember?

    So much to discuss. Get involved using #bbcf1 on Twitter.