History

2010-present - New markets and stock exchange listing

2010-present

New markets and stock exchange listing

The third millennium began with a decade of rapid expansion.

We boosted our presence on emerging markets, such as the Middle East, China, Japan and the rest of the Far East, as well as consolidating our position on the US, UK and German markets. We also worked in the same direction in terms of our range by adding models that delivered a superior standard of comfort and driveability whilst retaining the signature Ferrari performance.

In 2015 FCA put up 10% of its shares in Ferrari up for sale in an initial public offering and on October 21, 2015 was publically listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:RACE). On January 4, 2016 Ferrari was listed also on Borsa Italiana, becoming an independent Company.

The LaFerrari (2013).
The 458 Italia GT2 at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Ferrari Cavalcade in Florence in 2012.
The 488 GTB (2015).
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2000-2010 - Ferrari paints F1 red
An exultant Schumacher on the podium at the Japanese GP which gave him the 2000 World Drivers’ title.
The Enzo Ferrari which was officially unveiled on 28 September 2002 at the Paris Motor Show.
The tifosi celebrate beneath the podium after Schumacher’s victory in the 2003 Italian GP.
The Enzo Ferraris at Mugello, 2005.
The Wall Street finish-line of the Ferrari Panamerican, a 20,000-mile road trip across the American continent in two 599 GTs (2006).
The Burji al-Arab Hotel in Dubai floodlit in red with the Ferrari logo.
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2000-2010

Ferrari paints F1 red

The new millennium ushered in a period of spectacular sporting success.  Ferrari clocked up a series of impressive victories on American soil, including three 12 Hours of Sebring and one 24 Hours of Daytona. However, it was in F1 that Maranello really dominated the action. Between 2000 and 2008, in fact, the Scuderia won a total of 13 World titles: six Drivers’ (five with Schumacher and one with Räikkönen) and seven Constructors’.

From a commercial point of view these were years that brought the launch of successful models of the likes of the Enzo Ferrari in 2002 and the F430 in 2004. Even more significantly, however, they saw the adoption of a new branding policy. This resulted in the official inauguration of the first Ferrari Store in Maranello in 2002, followed by a string of openings in Italy and abroad that would ultimately result in 30 single-brand retail outlets worldwide, including Saint Petersburg, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, New York and Miami.

80s - 90s - Towards the new millennium

80s - 90s

Towards the new millennium

We probably went through our most difficult time in the 1980s.

The decade drew to a close on the sad note of Enzo Ferrari’s passing in 1988. In addition Fiat increased its stake to 90% with the remaining 10% staying in the hands of Enzo’s son, Piero Ferrari.

While the Scuderia managed just two Formula 1 Constructors’ titles (1982 and 1983), Ferrari also produced several history-making cars in the same years: the 288 GTO and the Testarossa in 1984, the F40, Enzo Ferrari’s final car, in 1987, followed by the F50 in 1995.

The Ferrari GTO which debuted at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show.
The 1982 San Marino GP: Pironi passes Villeneuve at the Tosa Corner and accelerates to victory
The Ferrari Testarossa unveiled at the Paris Show in October 1984.
The 166 MM and the F40 exhibited at MOMA in New York in 1993.
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60s - 70s - Consolidation
Enzo Ferrari with Gianni Agnelli, most probably at the unveiling of the 312 F1-66 in 1965.
A triumphant 1-2-3 finish for the Ferraris in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967.
Clay Regazzoni in the pits during practice for the British GP in 1970.
The 308 GTB unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 1975.
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60s - 70s

Consolidation

Conscious of the fact that developing the industrial side of the business would require a modern, well-articulated company structure, Enzo Ferrari implemented a series of changes. In 1960, Ferrari became a Limited Company and in 1969 reached an agreement with Fiat to sell it 50% of its shares.  

In 1970, production began of cars powered by the first rear-mounted V8 engines which proved hugely commercially successful. Sales continued to grow throughout that decade, driven by the popularity of models such as the 308 GTB, the 308 GT4 and the GTS.

The racing division was not exactly standing idly by either.

Sponsorship arrived in Formula 1 in the late 1960s and the logos began to appear on the Ferrari single-seaters at that time too.  In fact, in 1968, the Prancing Horse struck a sponsorship deal with Shell which remains our main sponsor to this day together with Philip Morris International which has flanked us since 1984. In the second half of the decade, the Scuderia enjoyed massive success in F1, winning the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World titles on several occasions.

50s - Success

50s

Success

The 1950s brought major changes and by the end of the decade, the Ferrari name was famous all over the world.  

From a sporting perspective, the marque celebrated the first in a whole string of victories that would result in the Scuderia Ferrari becoming the most successful team in Formula 1 history.  

In endurance racing, Ferrari won its first Mille Miglia in 1948 and its first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. In Formula 1, it took its first Formula 1 World Championship grand prix in 1951 and by 1952 had won the World title with Alberto Ascari, a feat it repeated in 1953.

There were significant developments too on the production front as Ferrari began working with the historic Carrozzeria Scaglietti in 1951, commissioning it to fabricate and assemble its chassis’.  

All in all, the marque proved so successful with the public that sales more than tripled between 1950 and 1960.

The British Grand Prix: this was Ferrari’s first victory in a Formula 1 World Championship race (1951)
Alberto Ascari at the start of the Siracusa GP in 1952 which he ultimately won
Marzotto/Crosara’s victorious finish at Brescia during the 1953 Mille Miglia. The car is a 340 MM Spider Vignale
Phil Hill’s victory in the 250 Testa Rossa in the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans
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30s - 40s - Our origins
The first Ferrari, the 125 S, at the Maranello factory gates
Enzo Ferrari in the 1920 Targa Florio in which he finished 2nd overall
Enzo Ferrari in the factory during the assembly of a 12-cylinder engine
March 12 1947: Enzo Ferrari at the wheel of the 125 S during its first road test
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30s - 40s

Our origins

Our story officially begins in 1947 when the first car built under the Ferrari marque, the 125 S, drove through the historic factory gates on Via Abetone Inferiore in Maranello. That said, Ferrari’s origins are inextricably linked to its founder’s entire life story.

Born in Modena on February 18 1898, Enzo Ferrari passed away on August 14 1988, having devoted his entire life to motor racing. He became an Alfa Romeo works driver in 1924 but just five years later set up the Scuderia Ferrari at Viale Trieste in Modena to allow its mostly gentleman driver members compete.

In 1938, Ferrari was appointed head of Alfa Corse. However, he left in 1939 to start up Auto Avio Costruzioni in the Scuderia’s old headquarters.

His new company founded, Enzo Ferrari built a sports car, a spider powered by a 1500 cc 8-cylinder engine. He called it the 815 and two were built. The car also took part in the 1940 Mille Miglia. Unfortunately, the outbreak of World War Two brought all motor racing to an abrupt end.  

In late 1943, Ferrari moved Auto Avio Costruzioni’s workshops from Modena to Maranello. At the end of the War, he set about designing and building what was to become the first Ferrari, the 125 S, a 1500cc 12-cylinder. Franco Cortese drove the car in its maiden race at the Piacenza Circuit on May 11 1947 and again to its first victory in the Rome Grand Prix at the Terme di Caracalla circuit on the 25th of the same month.