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Ferrari Logo - A Symbol of Speed

Monday, February 1, 2010

All racing fans are well aware of the black horse prancing symbol with a yellow background towards it. After seeing the symbol, racing fans can easily recognized that the prancing horse characterizes the famous brand “Ferrari”. Letters ‘S’ and ‘F’ in the logo design refers to the famous sports car “Scuderia Ferrari”.

History of logo belongs to Count Francesco Barraca, a fighter pilot of the Italian Air force who died fighting fearlessly during the 1st world war first used the prancing horse symbol at the sides of his plane. On June 17th, 1923 Enzo Ferrari won a race at Savio track in Ravenna where he met Barraca’s mother ‘Countess Paolina’. Countess Paolina suggested Enzo Ferrari to use the prancing horse symbol on his car; it will bring him a good luck at race events. Scuderia let him used the prancing horse symbol at SPA 24 hours in 1932 where Ferrari won; then Ferrari left the black horse prancing symbol on his car and added a yellow background to it because it was the symbolic colour of Barraca’s birth place(Modena).

No doubt, Ferrari logo has credible image among racers mind.


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