Enzo Ferrari: A Life

Enzo Ferrari A Life For tens of millions of people around the world a single name evokes the world of speed Enzo Ferrari Today s Formula One would be unthinkable without the presence of the Ferrari cars on the grid Win

  • Title: Enzo Ferrari: A Life
  • Author: Richard Williams
  • ISBN: 9780224059862
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • For tens of millions of people around the world, a single name evokes the world of speed Enzo Ferrari Today s Formula One would be unthinkable without the presence of the Ferrari cars on the grid Win or lose, Ferrari attract fans than all the other teams combined And the cars unique appeal their mystique, their myth has its origins in the story of one man witFor tens of millions of people around the world, a single name evokes the world of speed Enzo Ferrari Today s Formula One would be unthinkable without the presence of the Ferrari cars on the grid Win or lose, Ferrari attract fans than all the other teams combined And the cars unique appeal their mystique, their myth has its origins in the story of one man with a dictator s will and the cunning of a Machiavelli.Going back to the origins of The Old Man , tracing his remarkable rise to prominence, and using sources which have hitherto remained silent, Richard Williams tells the story of a man who was one of the key figures of sport in the twentieth century, and whose influence over his sport is undiminished today, than a decade after his death.

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    1. This is the second of Mr Williams' books that I have read, but it may well be my last.One of the reviews on the back of the book says that he separates the myths from the facts; perhaps he does, but possibly it is not the myths that are being discarded. There are several silly errors; the Mellaha circuit does once get credited to its true location in Libya, but also appears in Tunis and Morocco; Tony Brooks did win the German GP in 1960, but it was at AVUS and not at the 'Ring. It goes on and I [...]

    2. Time Out review says it well: 'An engrossing read from start to finish'If you are fascinated by F1, racing cars and their grand history - want to know how all the great names developed their insignias, how they interacted, and the private lives of the giants of motor sport history - this book will have you immersed in a cleverly woven fast track of its own.

    3. Not a bad read, a little dull in places and no startling revelations, but it's probably hard to find anything new on Enzo

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