Ferrari means red. It means racing. Excellence, luxury, and performance. Less well-known is the man behind the brand. For nearly seventy years, Enzo Ferrari dominated a motor-sports empire that defined the world of high-performance cars. Next to the Pope, Ferrari was the most revered man in Italy. But was he the benign padrone portrayed by an adoring world press at the time, or was he a ruthless despot, who drove his staff to the edge of madness, and his racing drivers even further? Brock Yatess definitive biography penetrated Ferraris elaborately constructed veneer and uncovered the truth behind Ferraris bizarre relationships, his work with Mussolinis fascists, and his fanatical obsession with speed.
Brock Wendel Yates (October 21, 1933 - October 5, 2016) was an American print and TV journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was longtime executive editor of Car and Driver, an American automotive magazine, and a pundit and commentator for motor racing on, amongst others, Fox Sports. On January 26, 2017, Yates was appointed to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.