Now a part of the Fiat group, Ferrari is one of the most expensive high-performance cars in the world. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company initially sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles after World War II. The brand has had major success on the racing circuit in Formula One, and Ferraris are widely seen as one of the ultimate status symbols.


Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen goes for US$10m

The Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A vintage Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen sold for more than US$10 million at Monterey Car Week in the US state of California.

Monday, 18 August, 2014, 4:15am

Return of Kimi Raikkonen may be recipe for disaster or success at Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen

Whether the stellar line-up of champions, Ferrari's first such pairing for 50 years, blazes a trail to title glory or derails itself in a shower of sparks along the way remains to be seen.

13 Sep 2013 - 11:24pm

Ferrari Spider sale in California sets new world record

The exclusive Ferrari Spider that went for a whopping US$27.5 million to an unnamed buyer at an auction in California. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The auctioneer opened the sale at US$10 million. The first bid pushed that to an astonishing US$16 million. The final gavel fell minutes later at US$27.5 million for the ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari.

20 Aug 2013 - 3:13am

25 years on, Ferrari looking for a repeat of their fabled history

Enzo Ferrari overlooks Luca di Montezemolo. Photo: Allsport

The 25th anniversary of the death of Enzo Ferrari passed with no great fanfare this month, but in the middle of Formula One's summer break, it did stir memories of one of the greatest figures in the sport's history.

19 Aug 2013 - 3:34am

Feisty and sneaky all in the F1 game

Feisty and sneaky is all in the game of F1. Photo: AFP

Having made a schoolboy error and exited the race embarrassingly , a driver can march down the pit lane, visor lowered and he doesn't have to talk to the media or the boss.

8 May 2015 - 4:27pm

Ferrari surges in Japan amid economic revival

Ferrari registrations in Japan have increased to a 12-year high.

Japan is becoming Ferrari's next growth market. Registrations of Fiat's ultra-luxury brand rose 40 per cent to 144 vehicles in Japan last quarter, according to the Japan Automobile Importers Association. That is more than twice the growth in the US market, while demand is slumping in China, at home, and across Europe.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:36am

Sports Digest, February 27, 2013

Joe Hart

The political turf war between the Asian Tour and rival OneAsia has created a messy environment that has ruled out the involvement of global golf sponsor HSBC, the bank's head of sponsorship Giles Morgan said. 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Ferrari may appeal Sebastian Vettel title

Sebastian Vettel clinches his third straight Formula One championship title on Sunday. Photo: AP

Ferrari are considering an appeal against an over-taking manoeuvre by Sebastian Vettel at Sunday’s chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix which could see the German stripped of his title, it was reported on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Pit Stop: Ferrari bends rules in US Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso in the parade before the US race. Photo: AP

How far would you be prepared to go to win the Formula One world championship? Would you be happy to bend, if not the letter of the law, the spirit of it? Ferrari might well have had this discussion before the grand prix in the United States. It's more likely, given their response to the latest controversy in the sport, that they did not give it a second thought.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Risers and fallers in Central Committee voting

Ling Jihua yesterday. Photo: AFP

The former chief of staff of outgoing President Hu Jintao managed to secure a seat on the Communist Party's Central Committee yesterday despite the scandal over the cover-up of his son's death at the wheel of a Ferrari in a crash in March.

15 Nov 2012 - 10:49am

Bathing Ape puts a new spin on fast fashion for Macau grand prix

Tomoaki "Nigo" Nagao at the unveiling ceremony.

Macau's much-anticipated grand prix doesn't kick off until next week but the celebration has already started.

The Ferrari team is getting an image makeover from A Bathing Ape, now managed by local fashion retailer I.T.

The Japanese fashion brand has redone Ferrari's 458 Italia GT3 in green camouflage, along with matching shirts and caps for the team crew.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Hublot, Ferrari unveil new watch

Film star Donnie Yen

A collaboration between a Swiss luxury watch producer and an Italian sports carmaker sounds like a winning formula.

So when Hublot unveiled its Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold watch at Central's Landmark mall on Monday, the cocktail reception attracted a slew of both watch and car enthusiasts.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:00am

Insurers right to limit cover for young Ferrari drivers

A Ferrari driver will only occasionally be able to get out of second gear on Hong Kong's congested streets, but that does not stop well-heeled residents from wanting to own one. Everyone knows that the Italian sports cars are fast and there is prestige in being behind the wheel of one, especially for those who have come into money at a young age.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:32am

Only for the really rich

Harbour view from the Peak. Photo: Sam Tsang

There it is in black and white: “The Exclusive Place for Really Rich People.” It’s a glossy flyer for Centaline property agency and the title adorns a picture of the night time Harbour view from the Peak. The property is 4500 square feet, price HK$350 million.

13 Oct 2012 - 2:05pm

Talking Points

Commemorations take place in Hong Kong and Indonesia to mark the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings. Photo: AP

Remembering the Bali bombings

12 Oct 2012 - 1:59am