Ferrari arouses the low instincts of the lovers of the engines thanks to its two great attributes: power and good style. The quality of the Ferrari models is unique in the world and is for this reason that the House established in Maranello, Italy, has been respected since its inception in 1929 to the present day by amateurs and professionals. Although he has built sports models to the public in general, Ferrari is characterized mainly by making race cars for Formula 1, being the only team that has participated in all competitions and has won more world (15 in total).
Beginning of Ferrari
Interestingly, the first years of Ferrari are closely linked to Alfa Romeo. Enzo Ferrari, lover and expert runner racing, formed the Scuderia Ferrari in 1929 to produce the same models according to your needs and expertise. Due to the success of these machines, Alfa Romeo hired him in 1938. However, two years later Enzo learned that Alfa Romeo wanted to take control of this market and this should eliminate its own brand Scuderia Ferrari. Enzo did not withstand the idea of seeing his beloved Scuderia to shreds and withdrew from Alfa Romeo, but a clause prevented him from designing cars with the name Ferrari for four long years.
During this period the Scuderia Ferrari changed its name to Construzioni Ferrari and manufactured a racing car, type 815, which will be the first original and autonomous model. In 1943 the factory was moved to Maranello, which was bombed in 1944 and rebuilt in 1946. Maranello House today remains the center of operations for Ferrari.
In 1947 ending the war and the impediment to use his last name. Ferrari goes to the tracks for the first time on May 11 of that year, leading the race until three laps of the triumph, the 125 model fuel pump breaks. Enzo, as reader Sage of opportunities called this "a promising failure".
Ferrari in Formula 1
Ferrari participates in Formula 1 since its inception in 1950, being the only team that has been in all competitions in this category. In that year, the Italian driver Alberto Ascari finished second. In 1951 the Argentine Jos? Froil?n Gonz?lez gave the first official win Ferrari on the F1 calendar. In 1952 the Scuderia Ferrari reached his first world drivers title with Alberto Ascari. The following year he repeated the victory dominating 7 9 racing circuit. Mike Hawthorn gave Ferrari their third world title in 1958.
Since Ferrari has built a parity in F1. It has reached total 15 world for pilots, 16 world constructors, 205, 217 victories in Grand Prix Pole Positions (first exit in the race) and 227 fastest laps.
Some of the most important pilots who has had Ferrari are Alberto Ascari, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Kimi R?ikk?nen, Fernando Alonso and Gilles Villeneuve, among others. The latter has been elevated to legend for fans of racing (despite never winning a World Cup) by their ferocity to compete and his delivery without fear of death. Fans treasure as one of the best moments in the history of F1 duel with Ren? Arnoux in the Grand Prix de France in 1979, showing fighting spirit characteristic of the Scuderia Ferrari.
The logo of Ferrari
A great brand is always a great logo and that is the case of Ferrari with the "Cavallino Rampante". It is a black horse rearing on the yellow background (representative of Modena, birthplace of Enzo color). The story goes that the count and Aviator Francesco Baracca had printed the figure of this horse on his plane. At the same time, Baracca copied it the first aircraft that floored, piloted by a German. It is said that Baracca used this symbol as a sign of struggle and war trophy since then.
On June 17, 1923, the Countess, mother of Baracca suggested to Enzo Ferrari used this place, as it would give luck. Alfa Romeo recently allowed Ferrari to use this logo in the 24 hours of Spa in 1932. As predicted the Countess, Ferrari won.
Ferrari has well earned its reputation in the automotive industry. In addition to his successes on the F1 tracks, the Italian firm has squandered neatly in their sports models suitable for the public. Their designs are made by the prestigious Italian House Pininfarina, which makes cars in precious objects of collection and desire of young generations.
This year a complete workshop (with included Museum) opened in Tel Aviv, Israel. This Ferrari adds workshops in 59 countries. In the 2011 reached the maximum turnover of its history: 2.250 billion euros. However, 90% of the shares of the Scuderia Ferrari belongs to FIAT, 5% for a U.S. company, and the remaining 5% to Piero Ferrari, grandson of Enzo Ferrari, founder of this wonderful brand that deserves a whole Tome on the history of the automotive industry.
Enzo Ferrari, who died in his native land in 1988, built an iconic brand in the world that hardly will be exceeded. Once said: "I do not know how it is the soul, but if it exists, the engines must have one because they complain, despair, rebel and behave like children that is formed, every day educating them". A genius of those.