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Ferrari Bullied Into Changing F1 Car Name


Think of Ferrari… A company full of prestige, heritage, passion and a never-ending hunger to win. At the forefront of the badge if the Ferrari racing division and most prominently within that their Formula One team. This team is the most successful in the history of the sport and one that is admired the world over. Naturally the red baron has made a few enemies over the years but none more bitter than with Ford. Now they are the very reason Ferrari must rename their 2011 F1 car.

Ferrari are poised with their new F150 racer in a bid to claim the Formula One world championship. The car was named to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s union and even sports the national flag across its rear. However Fords best selling pick-up shares this name and after threatening legal action Ferrari have changed the nameplate to F150th Italia. The bad blood between these two stems from when Enzo Ferrari pulled out of a deal that would have seen Ford take ownership of the Ferrari road car division. The sale was given to Fiat instead after Mr Ferrari found that the brand would no longer be able to race in competition, and after all the sale was only being offered so Enzo could fund his F1 team.