Ferrari pays its respects to the American people

Five days after the 9-11 terrorist attacks that had taken place in the US in 2001, Ferrari vowed to show its respect for the American people and the victims of the horrendous event.

At its home race at Monza that took place on this day twenty-two years ago, the Scuderia took the decision to run its cars in a plain red livery, void of any logos or sponsorship, and with a black nose section marking its mourning.

As the world painfully came to grips with the tragic events that had unfolded in New York and in Washington, the race itself had at one point been in doubt.

Ultimately however, the FIA announced that the Italian Grand Prix would go ahead as scheduled. It would be won by Williams' Juan-Pablo Montoya.