The inspiration for the major motion picture Ferrari directed by Michael Mann and starring Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley, hailed by Variety as “Grand Prix fused with The Godfather”
The sweeping biography of the enigmatic racer and sports car mogul who built the Ferrari brand, now featuring a new foreword, epilogue, and photo insert
Genius? Tyrant? Power broker? Enzo Ferrari is the impressively researched, fully detailed biography of one of the most powerful men of the twentieth century. Brock Yates penetrated Ferrari’s inner circle and reveals everything, from his early days in the town of Modena to his bizarre relationship with his illegitimate son; from his fanatic passion for speed to his brilliant marketing of the famous Ferrari image; from his manipulative but enormously effective management tactics to his own frustrated dreams. Fast, fun, and scandalous, Enzo Ferrari more than lives up to its remarkable subject.
Brock Yates (1933–2016) was an American television and print journalist, screenwriter, and bestselling author. He was the longtime executive editor of Car and Driver magazine. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in America in 2017.
“Captivating . . . Yates deftly records the carnage of major races, business wheeling and dealing, and the political dimensions of motor racing from the pre-WWII Rome-Berlin Axis to today’s ribbon-waving nationalism.” —Publishers Weekly