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Amid the struggles, Ferrari's legacy lives on

Ferrari is in the midst of a dry spell, but the House Of Maranello remains perhaps the strongest pillar anchored to Formula 1's foundation. The legacy of Enzo Ferrari, who passed away on this day in 1988, aged 90, also remains intact. The man known far and wide as Il Commendatore was born on 18 February 1898 in Modena, Italy. His father was the son of a grocer from Carpi who started a workshop fabricating metal parts at the family home. Enzo was just ten when he saw Felice Nazzaro win the 1908 Circuit di Bologna. It inspired him to become a racing driver. First he served in the Italian Army in World War 1, and narrowly survived the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. In the 1920s he achieved his...
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