Part 3 of #NEWGROUPCBLAST. Meanwhile...

This is what might have happened if a few things went slightly differently in early 1990's sportscar racing...

Early 1993. On the verge of ending several decades of Agip's Ferrari motorsport sponsorship due to high costs in F1, Eni step into an opportunity to run what is effectively the factory Ferrari prototype team in the European Group C series. ENI's fuel brand Agip would run as the title sponsor given Ferrari was outwardly fully committed to Formula 1 and its factory-level involvement in the endurance prototypes was intended to be kept relatively quiet.

Agip's new livery played multiple degrees of black-reflective foils against the company's white and yellow base. The Agip logotype and lion emblem are done in a smokey black-chrome finish and fluorescent red over deep black color blocking which - perhaps ironically - has the color and shimmer of oil slick. Pirelli signed on as tire partner for the Group C championship, as did many of Ferrari's most dedicated equipment and supply sponsors.

To help get the new team up and running, endurance racing mastermind Reinhold Joest is retained as a consultant to lend his organizational expertise.







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