Ferrari ditches bar code design from F1

Ferrari has unveiled a new logo for its Formula One racing team

without the disputed bar code design that was seen as subliminal

advertising for Marlboro cigarettes.

The new branding, which still features Ferrari’s trademark

Prancing Horse, will start in the 2011 season.

While Ferrari first removed the bar code from its chassis at the

Spanish Grand Prix in May, it will remain in use away from the cars

for the rest of this season.

Cigarette sponsorship in F1 has all but disappeared because of

advertising bans in most countries where races are held.

Ferrari is the only team that is sponsored by a tobacco company

and still will be known as “Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.”