In 1919, Ferrari finished ninth at the Targa Florio, driving a Lancia, one of his first races.

Andr Boillot was the winner.





While at CMN, Enzo (right) piloted a 1913 8.0L Isota Franschini in the 1920 Parma-Poggio di Berceto race. Impressed by his driving and technical skills, Giorgio Rimini (left) hired him onto Alfa Romeo later that year.





At a bar in Turin, Enzo met Ugo Sivocci, a one-time bicycle racer and mechanic, who hired him to work at Costruzioni Meccaniche Nazionalia.

Being Ferrari's friend, Sivocci was also hired to drive on Alfa's three-man works team with Antonio Ascari and Enzo Ferrari.











The 36-year-old Antonio Ascari was killed while leading the 1925 French Grand Prix in an Alfa Romeo P2 at the Autodrome de Montlhry, south of Paris.







Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!