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Ferrari's F1 history

Enzo Ferrari pictured behind the wheel of his car in 1964

It's all in the name - Scuderia Ferrari is founded in 1929 by Italian racer and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari (pictured here in 1964)

Alberto Ascari pictured at an event at Silverstone in 1950

Ferrari are the oldest team in F1 - Alberto Ascari (pictured at Silverstone in 1951) drove for Ferrari in the first world championship in 1950, finishing second on the team's debut in Monaco

Alberto Ascari on his way to victory in the 1953 Dutch Grand Prix

Ascari wins all six races he enters in 1952 to become Ferrari's first world champion and he defends his title in 1953 as the Italian marque clock up an unbeaten record of 14 consecutive Grand Prix wins

Juan Manuel Fangio in celebratory mood in 1956

Legendary Juan Manuel Fangio wins a fourth world crown with Ferrari in 1956 but owes his success to team-mate Peter Collins, who hands his car over at the last race in Monza after Fangio's Ferrari fails

Mike Hawthorn during practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1958

Mike Hawthorn wins the title in 1958 to become the first British champion but it's a bittersweet season for Ferrari as drivers Peter Collins, Luigi Musso and later Hawthorn all lose their lives

American Phil Hill wins the 1961 Italian Grand Prix and with it the world title

American Phil Hill helps Ferrari to a first constructors' crown in 1961 but his drivers' world title comes with a hefty price as team-mate and rival Wolfgang von Trips is killed in the title-decider at Monza

John Surtees

Former bike racer John Surtees adds another string to Ferrari's bow as he becomes the only man to win a championship on two and four wheels in 1964

Niki Lauda on his way to victory in the 1975 Monaco Grand Prix

Lauda gets the Scuderia back to winning ways, clinching the drivers' championship with five race victories and helping Ferrari to a third constructors' crown in 1975

Niki Lauda drives in the Monaco GP as he wins the championship in 1977

Lauda suffers serious burns in an accident at the 1976 German GP and makes an amazing comeback only to lose the title to James Hunt by a point - but he recaptures the crown in a consistent 1977 season

Jody Scheckter in action at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1979

With two races to go, South African Jody Scheckter, now an organic farmer, claims the 1979 title but his victory signals the end of Ferrari dominance and the long wait for the next drivers' crown begins

Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve pictured in 1982

Ferrari are on target for the 1982 drivers' title but tragedy strikes when the legendary Gilles Villeneuve is killed at the Belgian GP and an accident in Germany ends team-mate Didier Pironi's career

Nigel Mansell in action during the 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix

The end of the decade sees Nigel Mansell at the wheel for Ferrari but despite a fabulous win in Hungary in 1989 - a year on from Enzo Ferrari's death - the team fail to challenge McLaren and Williams

Michael Schumacher at Ferrari HQ in Maranello in 1996

Ferrari's decision to hire double world champion Michael Schumacher from Benetton in 1996 proves the catalyst to turning around the team's fortunes and in his first season the German wins three races

Michael Schumacher with team boss Jean Todt (left) and the aftermath of his crash at Silverstone in 1999

But Schumacher is disqualified from the 1997 standings for his controversial move on title rival Jacques Villeneuve in the final race. In 1999 his title chances end when he breaks his leg at Silverstone

Michael Schumacher celebrates winning the drivers' title at the Japanese Grand Prix in 2000

The wait is finally over in 2000 as Schumacher claims nine race victories to wrap up the drivers' and constructors' crowns

Michael Schumacher races in Monte Carlo and right with team-mate Rubens Barrichello

A period of dominance brings Schumacher two more world titles in 2001 and 2002 - a season where he and team-mate Rubens Barrichello win an astounding 15 out of 17 Grands Prix

Michael Schumacher crosses the line in eighth place at the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix

A close battle in 2003 is settled at the season-ending Japanese GP as Schumacher does enough to pip McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen to the title by two points, winning a sixth crown to surpass Fangio's record

Michael Schumacher celebrates his seventh world championship in 2004

Seven's up for Schumacher in 2004 as he races to a seventh world championship, winning a record 12 of the first 13 races

Kimi Raikkonen celebrates winning the 2007 world title in Brazil

After an intense battle with McLaren, a late surge from Kimi Raikkonen - signed to replace Schumacher - sees the Finn seal his first world championship at the final race of 2007 in Sao Paulo

Felipe Massa has mixed emotions after winning the 2008 Brazilian GP but losing the world title

Felipe Massa emerges as Ferrari's main contender in 2008 and wins six races but, in a reversal of last season's fortune, he loses the drivers' crown to McLaren rival Lewis Hamilton by one point in Brazil

Felipe Massa crashes during qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix

Ferrari endure their worst start to a season for nearly 30 years in 2009 and things get worse when Massa is hit on the head during qualifying in Hungary and misses the rest of the season as a result

Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella

Raikkonen (left) gets back to winning ways at Spa but it isn't enough to save his Ferrari career while Giancarlo Fisichella (right) struggles when he arrives at the Scuderia to fill in for Massa



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