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The Tifosi; Most Avid Fans In Motor Sport

Dec 25, 2007
There is little doubt that Scuderia Ferrari, the racing wing of the well known road car manufacturer has some of the most loyal fans in all of motor sport. Ferrari fans adorn the grandstands dressed head to toe in Ferrari merchandise. It is unsurprising that Ferrari fanatics follow their team so avidly when the levels of success the team have encountered during their illustrious past is considered.

Possessing almost all of the records worth mentioning in Formula 1, it is little wonder that hoards of fans stampede Ferrari shops to kit themselves out in affiliated merchandise at the beginning of each and every season.

This is expected in Ferrari's home nation of Italy, a country where the inhabitants have long been viewed as energetic and vigorous in their passions. Ferrari merchandise however sells worldwide, and at nearly every race in the Formula 1 calendar the prancing horse is seen fluttering in the crowd.

Scuderia Ferrari's record speaks for itself; they have claimed the constructor's championship fifteen times and have equalled that in the driver's championship. They also have the top position in the all time wins category with 201 and are tied with McLaren for most wins in a season at fifteen. Holding records in many of the categories of Formula 1, including most all time podium finishes and championship points ensures their fans buy team merchandise year in, year out.

Referred to in Italy as the Tifosi, a term generally assigned to football fans, Ferrari racing enthusiasts are loyal to the extreme. Unlike many motor sport followers who support drivers rather than teams on a nationality basis, the Tifosi are as ardent as any Italian football supporters. A common sight at the San Marino Grand Prix is the sea of red, as fans pack the stadium sporting their Ferrari merchandise.

In recent years Ferrari experienced a rise in followers as Michael Schumacher's success brought droves of fans to the team. Merchandise sales went through the roof as the most successful driver in Formula 1 history spent ten years with Scuderia. Sadly his departure from the sport in 2006 caused sorrow for many. Despite this loss fans have stayed loyal, and with Kimi Raikkonon claiming the 2007 title, the popularity of this team is sure to carry on growing.

2007 was a year of controversy in Formula 1 due to the 'spy gate' saga, amid allegations of McLaren possessing information on the Ferrari car, the team took the constructor's title. This did not detract however from one of the most exciting seasons in recent years, with a photo finish between Hamilton, Alonso and Raikkonon at the Brazilian Grand Prix. If next year's season is anywhere near as exciting as this year's; Ferrari's merchandise sales will surely go through the roof once again.

Next year promises to be exhilarating for not just Ferrari but a number of other teams. 2007 unfortunately was a two horse race between Ferrari and McLaren but 2008 should be different. Whilst Ferrari are sticking with their proven combination of Raikkonon and Massa, both winners in their own right; Mclaren are going with the rookie team of Hamilton and Kovalainen.

This should surely cause fireworks as will Alonso's return to Renault, a team he won two championship titles with. Added to this Honda will hopefully produce a competitive car so Jenson Button can also be a contender.

What is certain is that despite other teams raising their games, Ferrari will be at the forefront. Their heritage in the sport is inescapable, with so much support globally the army of fans that wear the prancing horse merchandise will see Ferrari once again as a front runner for both driver's and constructor's championships.
About the Author
Ferrari enthusiast Shaun Parker avidly follows Formula 1 and has purchased many items in the Ferrari merchandise range. To find out more please visit http://ferrari.official-merchandise.com/
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