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Born Birthplace Died Location of death Gender Religion Race or Ethnicity Occupation Nationality : 18-Feb-1898 : Modena. and subsequently of the Ferrari car manufacturer. the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team. . Italy : 14-Aug-1988 : Modena. Italy : Male : Roman Catholic : White : Business : Italy Executive summary : Automobile maker Military service Father Mother Brother Wife Son : Italian Army : Alfredo Ferrari : Adalgisa Bisbini : Alfredo Ferrari : Laura Garello : Alfredo Ferrari Enzo Anselmo "the Commendatore" Ferrari (February 18.1988) Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian race car driver and entrepreneur. 1898 – Aug 14.

This icon would have to wait until 1932 to be displayed on a racing car. In 1923. Ferrari himself continued racing until 1932. Only at the intervention of Pirelli did Ferrari receive any cars at all. His successes in local races encouraged Alfa to offer him a chance of much more prestigious competition. he acquired the Prancing Horse badge which decorated the fuselage of Francesco Baracca's (Italy's leading ace of WWI) SPAD S. During World War I he was a mule-shoer in the Italian Army. also named Alfredo. As Ferry Porsche stated in his autobiography "Mein Leben". He left CMN in 1920 to work at Alfa Romeo and racing their cars in local races he had more success. Despite . he eventually settled for a job at a smaller car company called CMN (Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionali) redesigning used truck bodies into small passenger cars. The support of Alfa Romeo lasted until 1933 when financial constraints made Alfa withdraw. racing in Ravenna. the Prancing Horse is. Enzo Ferrari grew up with little formal education but a strong desire to race cars. Ferrari became severely ill himself in the1918 flu pandemic and was consequently discharged from Italian service.Early life Born in Modena. His father Alfredo. and later presented to Ferrari by Baracca's family. taken from the wreckage of the plane after his mysterious death. Career Having no other job prospects. but had little initial success. in fact. as well as his older brother. and built up a team of over forty drivers. given from his mother. the coat of arms of the city of Stuttgart. He took up racing in 1919 on the CMN team. Upon returning home he found that the family firm had collapsed. including Giuseppe Campari and Tazio Nuvolari. It is not from a German plane Baracca shot down . He continued to work directly for Alfa Romeo until 1929 before starting Scuderia Ferrari as the racing team for Alfa. died in 1916 as a result of a widespread Italian flu outbreak. In 1924 Ferrari won the Coppa Acerbo at Pescara.XIII fighter. Ferrari managed the development of the factory Alfa was emblazoned on his aircraft in tribute to his past cavalry unit. Ferrari turned this opportunity down and did not race again until 1927.

It was not until after World War II that Ferrari sought to shed his fascist reputation and make cars bearing his name. Mike Hawthorn (1958). In the 1960s the problems of reduced demand and inadequate financing forced Ferrari to allow Fiat to take a stake in the company. But after those successes and the promise of Jody Scheckter title in 1979. The company became joint-stock and Fiat took a small share in 1965 and then in 1969 they increased their holding to 50% of the company. when the Formula One season was raced with Formula Two cars. The company also sold production sports cars in order to finance the racing endeavours not only in Grands Prix but also in events such as the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. the company's Formula One championship . Auto Union and Mercedes dominated the era. including six in a row 1960– 65) rather than in Grand Prix. He set up Auto-Avio Costruzioni. late in negotiations.p.the quality of the Scuderia drivers the company won few victories (1935 in Germany by Nuvolari was a notable exception). This decision triggered the Ford Motor Company's decision to launch a serious European sports car racing program. The first championship came in 1952–53. But in the Mille Miglia of 1940 the company manufactured two cars to compete. During World War II his firm was involved in war production and following bombing relocated from Modena to Maranello. The input of Fiat took some time to have effect. which resulted into theFord GT40. Indeed many of the firm's greatest victories came at Le Mans (14 victories. in 1947. Ferrari participated in the Formula 1 World Championship since its introduction in 1950 but the first victory was not until the British Grand Prix of 1951. The first open-wheeled race was in Turin in 1948 and the first victory came later in the year in Lago di Garda. Ferrari remained managing director until 1971. Ferrari had offered Ford the opportunity to buy the firm in 1963 forUS$18 million but. driven by Alberto Ascari and Lotario Rangoni. founding today's Ferrari S. but a contract clause restricted him from racing or designing for four years. (In 1988 Fiat's holding was increased to 90%). In 1937 Alfa took control of its racing efforts again and again. Certainly the company was more involved there than in Formula One during the 1950s and 1960s despite the successes ofJuan-Manuel Fangio (1956). It was not until 1975 with Niki Lauda that the firm won any championships — the skill of the driver and the ability of the engine overcoming the deficiencies of the chassis and aerodynamics. reducing Ferrari to Director of Sports under Alfa's engineering director. Ferrari withdrew. Phil Hill (1961) and John Surtees (1964). a company supplying parts to other racing teams.A. Ferrari soon left. Despite stepping down he remained an influence over the firm until his death.

2001. the 126C2.[3] They had one son. It has won at least 1 race a season since 1994. who was born in 1932 and groomed as Enzo's successor. 1988 in Modena at the age of 90.[4] Enzo had a second son. Ferrari is currently a dominant team in F1. It was held just weeks after Ferrari's death. However. and. Alfredo "Dino". and promising results in the early races. which was dedicated as a symbol of his achievements. with Gerhard Berger leading home Michele Alboreto. Enzo Ferrari spent a reserved life. the result was a 1-2 finish for Ferrari. Piero was recognized as Enzo's son after Laura's death. the Scuderia Ferrari team has had further success. The team would not see championship glory again during Ferrari's lifetime. world-class drivers. Gilles Villeneuve was killed in the 126C2 in May. Piero. but he suffered from ill-health and died from muscular dystrophy in 1956. winning the World Drivers' Championship in 2000. Pironi was leading the driver's championship at the time. He witnessed the launch of the Ferrari F40. he would lose the lead as he sat out the remaining races. and is currently a vice-president of the Ferrari company with a 10% share ownership. fittingly. with his mistress Lina Lardi in 1945. shortly before his death. and rarely granted interviews. 2003 and 2004 with Michael Schumacher and in 2007 with Kimi Räikkönen. Personal life Enzo Ferrari was married to Laura Dominica Garello Ferrari (c. one of the greatest road cars at that time. After Ferrari's death.hopes fell into the doldrums. . The only race which McLaren did not win in 1988 was the Italian Grand Prix. His death wasn't made public until two days later. and teammate Didier Pironi had his career cut short in a violent end over end flip on the misty back straight at Hockenheim in August. to compensate late registration of his birth. 1982 opened with a strong car. as by Enzo's request. Death Enzo Ferrari died on August 14. 1900 . He died at the beginning of the dominance of the McLaren Honda combination. In 2003 the first car to be named after him was launched in the Enzo Ferrari. As Michael Schumacher would come to end ferraris' 21-year drought for a world title in 2000.1978) from 1932 until her death. 2002.

Ferrari also received a number of honorary degrees. theColumbus Prize in 1965.NaveenKumar . In 1994. H.V. to add to his honours of Cavaliere and Commendatore in the 1920s. and the De Gasperi Award in 1987. he was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. the Hammarskjöld Prize in 1962.Made a Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1952.

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