While the press release does not mention the two marines, it addresses the Italian navy as one of the "outstanding entities of our country".
Ferrari may deny this is as political but a tweet from Italian foreign minister Guilio Terzi only strengthens the case - “Congratulations to Ferrari for displaying the navy’s symbol at the India GP. It will show the sailors the whole country is behind them.”
The last time Ferrari made such a show of support was at Monza 2001 where they sported black nose cones in tribute to the victims of 9/11 and in the 2005 Bahrain GP post the death of Pope John Paul II.
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