Formula 1 summer break continues, and I’ve been collecting the best quotes of the greatest people. Mr. Enzo Ferrari.
This man is one of the most secret figures for me but the most inspiring leader at the same time. His contribution to motorsports, to the beauty of racing cars, can’t be overestimated.
Enzo Ferrari quotes become more relevant over time. There are many, but only the best and most inspiring are here.
*The fact is I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part of it.
*Death will destroy my body, but my creatures will keep on living ever after, in the years to come.
*I build engines and attach wheels to them.
*Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.
And his view on cars, Enzo Ferrari loved sports cars, cars, racing cars, in the clearest sense of the word. That was was not just mechanisms next to him, every detail turned into pieces of art with the main goal – to win the speed.
*It’s true that I have never met any man whom I thought altogether resembled me – but only because my faults are so enormous.
*The Jeep is the only true American sports car.
*I gave (my drivers) three things: a sense of optimism, a creative environment, and the ultimate motivator-competition. By competing with each other in-house, we wound up beating our rivals.
*I don’t sell cars; I sell engines. The cars I throw in for free since something has to hold the engines in.
*I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars.
A great man with a special perception of the world of beauty, a genius. Here is my favorite Enzo Ferrari quotes.
*Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.
*You have to have the courage to stand up to your critics.
*Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation.
*The most important victory is the one which has to arrive.
Hoping you will keep some quotes, I think to read his biography ‘Enzo Ferrari: The Man, The Cars, The Races, The Machine’ by Brock Yates. Did you read it?