Ferrari presented a special visual identity of their 2019 F1 car for the first race of the season in Australia because the local authorities complained about ‘Mission Winnow’ logos from their title sponsor Philip Morris.
Since 2018 Japanese GP Ferrari F1 cars wear ‘Mission Winnow’ logos, marking the initiative of their title sponsor Philip Morris and their ‘new technologies’.
But due to Australian authorities ‘complaints, Ferrari will wear the ’90 YEARS’ logos on their F1 cars, driver overalls and some racing equipment, marking the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari.
Running without ‘Mission Winnow’ logos should be temporary for the 2019 Australian GP, as confirmed by Philip Morris.
Prior the 2019 Australian GP Ferrari also changed their team name from ‘Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow’ to ‘Scuderia Ferrari’.
“During the weekend in Australia, the visual identity of the SF90 car, driver overalls and some equipment on the track will wear a logo that celebrates 90 years of the Scuderia,” was stated from Ferrari.
“The race in Melbourne is the beginning of the celebration of this special anniversary that spans over the entire F1 season and also appears in other racing activities from Prancing Horse.”
Regular ‘Mission Winnow’ livery is expected to feature on all other 2019 F1 races.