The first Ferrari racing car declared for the road is the 166. Produced between 1948 and 1953, it was declined several versions (Sport, Inter, MM …), all propelled by a V12 of 2l, for a total Of about a hundred copies produced. It is the starting point of the legend of Ferrari side GT.
70 years later, the brand Maranello publishes new photos of the very first model of its history as a car manufacturer. Before the 125S, Ferrari has been running since 1929 as a race saver, engaged in various championships. But Enzo Ferrari, after having been himself Alfa Romeo driver, then runs drivers on Alfa models, with certainly a logo on the horse prone on each car.
The following one is known in competition, the Scuderia starting his record in 1952 in Formula 1 with Alberto Ascari, going through the Niki Lauda, Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher periods and bidding no less than 16 titles builders, the latest in 2008 with Kimi Räikkönen. We do not forget the champion John Surtees, who died last Friday, winner in 1964 on the Ferrari 156, nor the victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans or in the events of the Mille Miglia or 24 Hours of Daytona.
The year 2017 will also be marked by many commemorations on the occasion of this anniversary, culminating in the weekend of 9 and 10 September in Maranello. A specific website www.ferrari70.com has even been created, to accompany these festivities.