The subject of this book is Ferraris racing history from 1960 to 1965, a period that was one of the most successful in the marques history so far. In this era, which began with completion of the transition from front-engined to rear-engined configuration, Scuderia Ferrari won just about everything with a variety of iconic machinery that included the shark-nose 156 and the fabled 250 GTO. Driving Formula 1 Ferraris, Phil Hill and John Surtees delivered two World Championship titles in the space of four years. Ferrari sports cars racked up a string of six consecutive victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours, a feat subsequently surpassed only by Porsche. This book covers this period in detail for the first time and exclusively features the work of one of the greatest racing photographers ever.
Author William Huon has written two previous books on Ferrari, a biography of Enzo Ferrari titled Enzo Ferrari: Une vie pour la course (French only) and his history of the Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 250 GTO: Lempreinte du legende (in French and English). He met most of the drivers of this period as a young enthusiast at Reims, Albi and Pau, and his passion for motorsport history and all things Ferrari have remained undiminished ever since. He lives near Orleans, France. Translator David Waldron began a long-time role as English commentator at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988. That year brought Jaguars first modern-era victory and for Waldron it formed a pleasing link to childhood in his native Ireland when he followed this classic race on the radio in 1951, the year of Jaguars first Le Mans success. Resident in France since 1974, he has written three books about F1, including one about Ferrari, and continues to apply his deep knowledge of motorsport to translations of books. Photographer Once described as the Cartier-Bresson of Motor Racing due to his uncanny ability to capture key moments, Bernard Cahier was a renowned photo-journalist. Starting in 1952, he covered both F1 and sports car races for innumerable magazines around the world and sometimes even raced himself, notably at Sebring and in the Targa Florio. He founded the IRPA (International Racing Press Association) in 1968 and remained its president until his retirement in 1985.