Ferrari drop Mission Winnow from latest 2019 F1 entry list

The FIA have updated the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship entry list ahead of the season opening Australian Grand Prix weekend which begins on 15 March at Albert Park in Melbourne.

Notable tweaks to the team names is that Ferrari have discarded the Mission Winnow (aka Marlboro) from the Team name which is now simply: Scuderia Ferrari.

The mysterious Mission Winnow campaign, launched by Phillip Morris late last year, was accused of being a smokescreen to promote the Marlboro brand which has been associated with Ferrari sine the mid-eighties.

During testing in Barcelona, the branding was also ‘turned down’ on the Ferrari cars with the chevron-style letters coloured a less prominent dark gray as opposed to the in your face and obvious, white lettering.

Also a change to the previous edition of the entry list is that Racing Point have penned down their engine as ‘BWT Mercedes’ tipping their hat to their ‘pink’ sponsors. Last year Red Bull ran Renault PUs rebadged as TAG-Heuer.