Enzo Ferrari – Biography

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was born in 1898 in Modena His father, Alfredo, ran a local business. When he was 10 his father Ferrari and his brother Alfredo Jr. to an race in Bologna. There he saw Lancia battle Felice in the 1908 Circuit di Bologna. attending a number of other he decided that he too wanted to a racing car driver. Ferrari’s education was relatively sketchy, that he would regret in his years. In 1916 tragedy, would haunt Ferrari his life, struck his family to its with the … of his father and in the same year. He spent War I shoeing mules but the world-wide flu of brought upon his discharge and ended his life. Looking for he applied for a job at

Fiat only to be turned Eventually he was able to get a job at CMN, a carmaker involved with war surplus. His duties included driving which he did in between chassis to the coach builder.

About this time he up racing and in 1919 he finished at the Targa Florio. Through his Ugo Sivocci he got a job with Alfa who entered some modified cars in the 1920 Targa Ferrari driving one of these managed to finish second. at Alfa Romeo he came the patronage of Giorgio Rimini who was Romeo’s aide. In 1923 he was and winning at the Circuit of Sivocci at when he met the father of the legendary W.W.I ace Francesco Baracca. The Baracca was enamored with the and audacity of the young Ferrari and

presented the young driver his son#146;s squadron badge, was the famous Prancing Horse on a shield. In 1924 he scored his victory, winning the Coppa

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. the different competitions whom, in time, I participated in, I remember particular satisfaction my victory at in 1924, with an Alfa R.L.

Worried about his absence Campari’s car was faster than and the chase of Bonmartini and Giulio Mercedes, I looked at Siena a first sign to slow But Siena gave a cry where was not even a shadow of worry the delay of his cousin: So I insisted on the position, and I won. Campari me that he had hidden the car in a by-street, having retired for a damage to the so that the antagonists would not realized too soon his surrender.

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