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 events that had taken place in New York and in Washington.
At its home race at Monza that took place on this day twenty-two years ago, the Scuderia took the decision to run the cars of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello 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, 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 was won by Juan-Pablo Montoya for Williams in front of Barrichello and the Columbian's teammate Ralf Schumacher.