Having only bought his Ferrari 126 C4 at the Retromobile auction last month, Danny Rollinger is at the 72nd Members’ Meeting for his first outing with the car.
The 126 CF is more or less the last era of Ferrari Grand Prix car that can be run without the support of Ferrari Corse Clienti, the division that looks after customer-owned Grand Prix cars. Danny’s car was driven by Michele Alboreto in the 1984 championship. It achieved one victory and several podiums, giving challenge to the dominant McLarens of the year.
Preparation of the car has been entrusted to Hall and Hall, which looks after his and his father’s other cars. Since the car arrived in the UK, there has been time only to give the car a thorough check-over: the monocoque chassis has been inspected, nuts and bolts checked, fluids changed. There has also been time to adjust the driving position to suit Danny and fit a quick-release steering wheel. The Hall and Hall team spent the available time familiarising itself with the car, given that the company usually specialises in earlier racers.
At Goodwood this weekend, the scarlet 126 C4 will once again be on track at the same time as the Marlboro liveried McLarens it battled with twenty years ago.