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Ford Sues Ferrari Over Formula One Team’s Names and Logos

Ford have decided to sue Ferrari because of Scuderia’s choice of name for its 2011 racing car. Traditionally Ferrari, and for that matter most F1 teams, have linked their car names to the year in which they race. So, last year's Ferrari was the F10, Jenson Button raced in a Honda RA106 in 2006, and Fernando Alonso was crowned Champion in 2005 thanks to his Renault R25 (etc, etc). So, I think we all expected Ferrari to roll out the F11 this year. However, to celebrate 150 years of Italian unification, the team instead decided to name this year's car the "Ferrari F150th Italia" (or Ferrari F150 for short).  Ford have argued that this name negatively effects sales of its own F-150 pickup trucks. Ford also complain that Ferrari&rsquo...

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