Race, Modern
APR 27th 2020

Damien Smith

Ferrari vs Formula 1: Could they really quit?

Enzo Ferrari has been dead for more than 30 years, but his defiant life-long stance as the arch “agitator of men and ideas” is alive and well within the corridors of power at his grand old racing team. Ferrari has always wielded its self-perceived superiority, as the only team to have continuous 70-year Formula 1 history, with a blunt force that can be distilled into a simple message: ‘either F1 plays on our terms or we walk away.’ But right now, in the midst of a bigger-picture global crisis of unprecedented threat that is inspiring a unity of purpose in F1, that old familiar card appears alarmingly out of step.

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