These Are The Men Behind Ferrari
Photography courtesy of Ferrari North America
Everyone knows the usual suspects: il Commendatore Enzo Ferrari, Luigi Chinetti, and a few notable engineers, managers, and designers. But along with them, we’d like to pay tribute to some of the men who labored on these creations to produce and support some of the most legendary cars the world has ever seen.
In some of these photos from Ferrari’s archives you’ll spot some famous faces but we’d also like to recognize some of the men who did not work for fame or pay, rather for their passion. Whether installing an engine on the assembly line, performing body-work in the dead of night in Le Mans’s misty pits, or slinging a car down a straightaway, these men worked long hours to compete and win, giving up more traditional pursuits for the glory of the sport and to build the brand, sometimes even sacrificing their lives. Sometimes the work was thankless, resulting in little more than shattered parts or a poor finish. But without their devotion, and the commitment of men like them around the world, there would be no Ferrari or motorsport. We are thankful for their work and for giving us heroes.