Nine iconic moments from Ferrari's history as they cross 9,000 points

With Charles Leclerc’s win at the Austrian GP, Ferrari have become the first team to cross 9,000 official points in F1 history.

Ferrari may have missed out on a certain one-two finish at the Red Bull Ring but Leclerc's victory did mark the passing of a historic landmark for the sport's most famous team.

The Scuderia have moved past 9,000 official points, 2,479.5 ahead of second place Mercedes after points have been adjusted to reflect the modern day system.

With that in mind, Planet Sport is taking a look back at nine iconic moments from Scuderia Ferrari's history.

Ferrari takes to the streets of Monaco for their F1 debut

Monaco, May 1950

Having not participated in the first ever F1 race at Silverstone, it was not long before Ferrari joined a sport they would go on to impact like no other.

They arrived in Monte Carlo for the second round of the 1950 Championship and were headed by Alberto Ascari, Raymond Sommer and Luigi Villoresi as their entrants for the 100-lap race.

While they did not go on to win a race at the first attempt, that honour would go to Alfa Romeo's Juan Manuel Fangio, perhaps the very fact that two of their three drivers finished at all should be deemed a success.

Of the 21 drivers to enter the grand prix, just seven finished including Ascari in second and Sommer in fourth.

Collins gifts his car and the title to team-mate Fangio

(Monza, September 1956)

Ferrari at the 1956 Italian GP

It seems crazy to think in the modern era that one driver would not only sacrifice his own race but also his car to his team-mate to gift him the title.

But that is exactly what Peter Collins did in 1956. He was eight points behind Juan Manuel Fangio going into the final race at Monza but disaster struck for the man nicknamed El Maestro.

Fangio started the weekend strongly, qualifying on pole 0.8 seconds ahead of another Ferrari driver Eugenio Castellotti but was forced to retire his car with a broken steering arm.

Ferrari ordered another of their drivers, Luigi Musso, to hand over his car to Fangio but the Italian refused which led to one of the biggest sporting gestures F1 has ever seen.

Collins offered Fangio his car so when the latter finished second behind Stirling Moss, the six points were shared between the drivers and the title went to Fangio.

Lauda returns to racing after horrific Nurburgring crash

(Monza, September 1976)

Niki Lauda

Just six weeks after his horrific crash which him with severe burns, no one expected to see Niki Lauda back at the track let alone back in the car - but he did at the Italian Grand Prix.

He appeared at the press conference still dressed in the bandages and a report emerged that after the race he was seen peeling away the blood soaked bandages from his swollen scalp.

Lauda himself admitted he was terrified and was wearing a specially designed race helmet as he went on to finish fourth in the race.

Scheckter and Villeneuve delight home crowd to seal both Championships

(Monza, September 1979)

A home race featuring two of the most beloved drivers in your team's history to seal both Championships? What more could a Ferrari fan ask for.

That dream became a reality at Monza in 1979 in what was Ferrari's 300th start in a World Championship event as a team.

The Renaults had the pace but when they were slow to get off the line, Jody Scheckter made the most of it.

Rene Arnoux, Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve, Jacques Laffite and Jean-Pierre Jabouille all ran close together until Arnoux's engine gave out. That was a fate that would also hit both Laffite and Jabouille who retired.

This pushed the Ferrari drivers up to one-two where they finished, confirming the Drivers' Championship for Scheckter and the Constructors Championship for Ferrari.

The Monza miracle as both McLarens DNF

(Monza, September 1988)

Weeks after the death of founder Enzo Ferrari, the team headed to their home race of the Italian Grand Prix knowing a win was not likely to be on the cards.

The McLarens of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna had been dominant, winning all 11 races up until that point.

For Ferrari, their hopes relied on Michele Alboreto and Gerhard Berger but both were beaten by the McLarens in qualifying with Berger 0.680 seconds behind second-place Prost and Alboreto a further 1.014 seconds back.

But fortune favoured Ferrari that day as Prost suffered an engine failure and was forced to retire while Senna clashed with a backmarker to eliminate himself from the race.

That left the door open for a Ferrari one-two with Berger taking the win and Alboreto behind him in what was a fitting tribute to their late founder.

Schumacher masters the rain to win for the first time at Ferrari

(Barcelona, June 1996)

Perhaps the most famous team-driver pairing came alive in Barcelona. Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996 and was given the simple goal: win the world title.

In a 91-race win career, the 1996 Spanish Grand Prix ranks among Schumacher's finest. The conditions were terrible and the wet claimed more than one victim. The Ferrari was not as quick as the Williams but the talent of Schumacher made up for it.

He put it on pole in the two previous races but a dry session meant Damon Hill took it in Spain. But come Sunday and under different conditions, it was Schumacher who excelled.

The German showed a mastery of not only finding speed but also keeping it on track as he went on to win the race, his first for Ferrari.

Schumacher breaks the Ferrari drought

(Suzuka, October 2000)

Twenty-one long years Ferrari fans had waited for their next Drivers' Championship. Having not won since 1979, Michael Schumacher was brought in to rectify that blot on the team's copybook.

Heading into the penultimate race at Suzuka, Schumacher knew that a win would mean rival Mika Hakkinen would be unable to catch him and the German started on the right foot by securing pole.

In the race, Hakkinen sped into the lead but reacted when rain came in the second lap and headed for the pits.

Schumacher meanwhile decided to stay out and found enough grip to pull off the overcut. He would go on to win the race and secure that elusive Drivers' Championship.

Raikkonen pips Hamilton to Drivers' Championship

(Sao Paulo, October 2007)

Trailing Hamilton by 10 points heading into the final race, Kimi Raikkonen's task was only made harder when he qualified behind the McLaren for the final race in Brazil.

But the Ferrari showed pace and both the Finn and team-mate Felippe Massa were able to overtake the young Brit.

There was more trouble for Hamilton as a gearbox issue saw him overtaken by most of the grid. When he finally managed to reset the car's computer, he was in 18th with his title ambitions all but gone.

Raikkonen passed Massa to win the race and earn his one and only Championship.The title victory remains Ferrari's last Drivers' Championship with Charles Leclerc looking to break the 15-year streak in 2022.

Leclerc honours Hubert with maiden Formula 1 win

(Spa, September 2019)

The weekend of the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix was a dark time for motorsport. Competing in the Formula 2 race on the Saturday, Anthoine Hubert died as part of a tragic accident and sent shockwaves through the sport.

A close friend of both Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc, the latter was visibly shaken for the rest of the weekend but decided to continue on and race in Sunday's grand prix.

The then 21-year-old produced a dominant performance all weekend. Qualifying on pole, he led comfortably until the very last lap when Lewis Hamilton came within a second of him but was unable to reach the Ferrari in time.

With the win, Leclerc became the first driver since Schumacher to win their maiden race at Spa but his celebration was understandably muted, simply saying "This one is for Anthoine."

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