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Ferrari Il Libro Rosso - 'The Red Book'

Lot No.: 277

Estimate (£): 500 - 700

This book, written by Enzo Ferrari, is ‘his story’; having been asked to write the story many times, he always seemed to postpone the moment until now. He has taken the opportunity to reveal his thoughts, ideas, beliefs, feelings that have formed the fabric of the man himself. He recalls the memories of his family, the men, the things, the events which led to his life and led him on to build cars under his name. His days with Alfa Romeo and Scuderia Ferrari. The death of his son Dino was painful, though Enzo managed to bring together his strength and continue with his own life and work. The stories recall and illustrate many names and figures who have enjoyed worldwide popularity within the history of motorsport. Enzo is able to portray these events from a front row seat, having been so involved with famous names like Ascari, Fangio, and Moss, who were, from year to year, decade after decade, teachers, friends, students, staff, and allies. 

The book was presented to Mick Andrews on the podium by Enzo, with his business card attached.