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Enzo Ferrari

The beauty of the paddock

The beauty of the paddock

The role of women in the paddock has changed: in the past they were often timekeepers to hide their fear of sadly frequent accidents. Today, they are protagonists with many roles, not only wives or companions, but also journalists, team engineers, press officers or attractive supporters of the drivers on the starting grid

Alonso and Massa with the Auto Avio 815 and the 125 S; photo Lee Brimble

The origins

When Enzo Ferrari couldn’t use his own name but was determined to continue racing, he created the Auto Avio 815. Seven years later, the first car to wear the Ferrari name appeared – 1947’ 125 S. Alonso and Massa dressed in the style of early drivers and drove the cars for us

599hgte leaves for a test drive; photo Gabriela Noris

Touring the test-drive roads

We join the new Ferrari 599 hgte test-drive, to test drive the car in the hills behind Maranello and stop off at Ferrari test drivers’ favourite gastronomic hot spots

Nick Mason and Eric Clapton, photo: Jack English

Hitting all the right notes

Nick Mason, Pink Floyd’s drummer, talks for the Ferrari Magazine to rock legend Eric Clapton about his other great obsession: cars

Enzo Ferrari

The bubbly red

They say Lambrusco would work as well as petrol in a Ferrari engine. But Grasparossa and a host of other Lambruscos have long been Ferrari favourites and are always served at our guest dinners and luncheons in Maranello

Ferrari Red

Forever red

Why is red still Ferrari’s signature colour? Why aren’t English cars green and French cars blue any longer? National colours have fallen out of favour in racing. Only Ferrari has resisted the temptation – and pressure from sponsors – to stray from its signature red

Ferrari classic watch

Enzo Ferrari’s prancing watches

The story of Enzo Ferrari’s valuable watch collection and how the Founder liked to give gifts of watches sporting the Prancing Horse logo on special occasions. Watches and intriguing tales from collector Sergio Cassano