Officially founded in the autumn of 1929 by Enzo Ferrari, with the name Societa Anonima Scuderia Ferrari, the Italian team was successful from the very first years, with important wins in several international competitions, before making its Formula 1 debut at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, which was held on 21 May 1950 at Monaco and was the second round in the history of Formula 1. Up to date, Scuderia Ferrari remains the only team to have participated in every Formula 1 season during the years: 931 starts (at the beginning of 2017), 16 constructors’ Championships (1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) and 15 Drivers’ Championships (1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007) have made Ferrari the most successful and important team in the history of Formula 1.
The team is also known for its passionate support base known as the tifosi, in Italy and all over the world. Scuderia Ferrari has become of symbol for speed, passion, performance and desire of man to overcome his limitations. Throughout time, the team has had difficult moments, with poor performance of the car that did not allow Ferrari to always achieve it’s high expectations goals, but the team based in Maranello fought its way back to the top and totally dominated the sport for many years.
The Michael Schumacher era with Ferrari was underpinned by a litany of euphoric moments and numerous instances of unrivalled brilliance, both on and off the track. The Scuderia won six consecutive constructors’ Championships between 1999 and 2004, while Michael Schumacher became a leader for Ferrari, winning five consecutive world championships by 2004, an achievement that had never been done, and continues to remain unique till date.
In 2008 Scuderia Ferrari won the last constructors’ Championship and has since encountered many problems due to the changes in regulation as weel as the limitations regarding the testing and car development, but the Italian team will once again overcome the difficulties and return to the top of the most important class of single-seat auto racing.