Ferrari chairman John Elkann (pictured top right) wants to lead Formula 1’s most famous team, which he inherited from his grandfather Gianni Agnelli, in the manner in which Enzo Ferrari would have wanted, namely winning with style.
Speaking during the Capital Markets Day at Maranello, Elkann said, “Enzo Ferrari personally competed in various championships, even winning races during the early years of the 20th century.”
“In his extraordinary life, one thing was fundamental: winning, and winning with style, and we are determined that this will continue in the future.”
Elkann, the first member of the Agnelli family to become president of Ferrari, added, “My family has the privilege of contributing to Ferrari’s history of 50 of its 70 and more years of history. When, on 18 June 1969, Enzo Ferrari met my grandfather in Turin to seal this unique partnership, a special relationship was created.”
“I was not born yet but over the following years I became aware of the profound importance of Ferrari for my family and my country, Italy. You will understand then that it is an honor for me to speak here today and have Piero Ferrari at my side.”
Ferrari have one of the best cars, if not the best, on the grid this season but somehow they have managed to trip up to the point that Vettel now trails Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings by 40 points with six rounds remaining.