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Ferrari: The Battle for Revival - Alan Henry

Patrick Stephens, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small ding to the upper board near the spine. Prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “No Grand Prix name stirs more passion than Ferrari. The Italian team has thousands of ardent supporters in all corners of the globe and, after the longest drought in Maranello’s history, they are eager for victory. The Prancing Horse is fighting back, determined to be up there with the leaders again, motivated by Michael Schumacher’s arrival as 1996 team leader for a reputed $25 million. It is a move which represents possibly the greatest ever gamble by Ferrari as they struggle to revive the magic of the 1970s when Niki Lauda won two World Championships in three years.

Here is the story behind this revival bid. Relying on first-hand interviews with many of the key people involved, top motorsport writer Alan Henry chronicles Ferrari’s year-by-year development from 1990 to the present day — the huge investment in engineering and design technology, the management changes, and the on-going power struggles — as well as looking back to important eras earlier in the team’s vivid history.

He also assesses the distinguished drivers that have passed through Maranello in recent years — Gerhard Berger, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, and Jean Alesi — and the problems they faced. Huge expectation greeted the arrival of Michael Schumacher, widely considered the top driver of his generation, and Ulsterman Eddie Irvine, his irreverent team-mate. Very soon they were embroiled in a dramatic season which embraced moments of dazzling promise and deep despair as they sought to keep faith with the armies of loyal Ferrari fans worldwide who shared every second of elation and hour of dismay.”

Foreword or introduction by Niki Lauda. Size: 10½" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 175 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.