“Since his automobiles have been so immediately an extension of [Enzo] Ferrari’s personal being, to confess fault in them was to confess fault in himself. That was one thing he couldn’t do. As I look again, all my years at Ferrari appeared to be a macabre dance, by everybody involved, to keep away from blame. The mechanics, the engineers – sure, even the drivers. Nobody needed to be caught with mea culpa.”
Phil Hill’s phrases, within the seminal textual content Ferrari: The Man, The Machines, edited by Stan Grayson, might be utilized to any period inside Ferrari’s lengthy and tumultuous historical past. However maybe none extra so than the three febrile years previous Enzo Ferrari’s loss of life in the summertime of 1988.