Ferrari has extended its deal with Philip Morris, despite the ban on tobacco advertising in Formula 1.

The new deal will run until the 2015 season and is the extension of a long-running agreement between the two parties.

The Marlboro brand has been Ferrari's title sponsor for more than ten years, although official branding hasn't appeared on the F1 cars since the tobacco ban came into play.

Ferrari was however accused of subliminal advertising last year after running a barcode livery on the cars of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, which were seen to resemble Marlboro branding.

No details of the new deal have been given, with Ferrari releasing little more than a one line statement to confirm the extended arrangement.


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