Rosso corsa

Rosso corsa is the red color of international motorsport for the cars used by Italian teams. Since the 1920s, Italian racing cars from Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia and later Ferrari and Abarth have been painted rosso corsa (“racing red”). It was the usual national racing color of Italy, recommended between the two world wars by organizations that later became the FIA. In this international racing color scheme, French cars were blue (Bleu de France), British cars were green (British Racing Green), etc.